Maastricht

Maastricht is a municipality, and capital of the Dutch province of Limburg. The city is situated on both sides of the Meuse river (Maas in Dutch) in the south-eastern part of the Netherlands between Belgium and Germany. In the early Middle Ages Maastricht was part of the heartland of the Carolingian Empire.

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Bonnefanten Museum of Art – can be found in Maastricht, The Netherlands and is the foremost museum for old masters and contemporary fine art in the province of Limburg. The museum is housed in a building designed by the Italian architect Aldo Rossi. It is sometimes considered as an example of postmodern architecture and, along with the Cupola on the River Maas, it is one of Maastricht’s most prominent landmarks.

Natuurhistorisch Museum which exhibits collections relating to geology, paleontology and the flora and fauna of Limburg.

To the south of the city is the hill of St. Pietersberg which has an old fort and a network of caves within. The caves maintain a constant temperature of 10 C and are a hibernation place for bats. The caves were formed by digging out the Marl that was used to build houses.

The statue of d’Artagnan in the Aldenhofpark is also the main attraction of here.

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