Maastricht has no shortage of epithets - the oldest city of the Netherlands, the city of monuments (Maastricht is the second city after Amsterdam in terms of the number of monuments), the city of the first bishop, the oldest industrial city, a city of shopping, a student city and the most comfortable city of the Netherlands. Life is very fast in Maastricht. New shopping centers , fancy hotels and chic restaurants , some of which are awarded with Michelin stars - all these factors attract to Maastricht numerous visitors who want to enjoy shopping or have a good weekend. Do not forget to visit Vrijthof and discover other notable sights of Maastricht. Feel the city as Maastricht residents feel it.
The Basilica of Saint Servatius.
Do not forget to visit the basilica itself, , as well as its treasury. This is the place where the history of Maastricht is kept, embodied in jewelry. The Shrine of St. Servatius, the first bishop of the Netherlands, as well as the golden tomb that keeps the remains of this patron saint of the city. All the items here are directly or indirectly connected to this historically important figure. The basilica is the place where you can see the holy cup of Saint Servatius, his belt, crosier and key. Besides this, the basilica stores a unique collection of silk and lots of wonderful paintings and drawings. The basilica and the treasure vault are open at the same time. However, during the divine service the entrance to the treasury is closed. Visitors are welcome to visit the basilica throughout a year. From May to October here are organized guided excursions to the church, and tourists don’t have to pay extra for an opportunity to hear interesting stories about this place.
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