Limburg attractions

Top Choice Church in Maastricht

St Servaasbasiliek

Built above and around the shrine of St Servaas (Servatius), the first bishop of Maastricht, the basilica presents an architectural pastiche whose earliest sections date from 1000AD. Its beautiful curved brick apse …
Top Choice Church in Maastricht

Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek

Dominating an intimate cafe-filled square, this millennium-old basilica-church is a fabulous example of Mosan architecture, made 'extra authentic' through 1886–1916 restorations led by Pierre Cuypens (of Rijksmuseum…
Village in Limburg

Thorn

If you're driving between Maastricht and Eindhoven, the very pretty historic village of Thorn (pronounced To-ren) makes a delightful short detour. Once the smallest principality of the Holy Roman Empire, it was the …
Cave in Maastricht

Maastricht Underground

Maastricht Underground runs spooky, amusing and fascinating tours into sections of the vast tunnel network beneath St-Pietersberg massif. Departures run on a constantly shifting schedule, with up to five tours daily…
Fortress in Maastricht

Fort St Pieter

Set within a deep-cut dry moat, this hefty five-sided brick fort once formed the city's southern defence and is linked to a network of underground tunnels. Dating from 1701, it is sturdily striking more than beautif…
Castle in Valkenburg

Kasteel van Valkenburg

These modest 11th- and 12th-century ruins sit on a small knoll directly above central Valkenburg giving the little town its visual focus, especially when floodlit purple-blue at night. Within the site. there's not a…
Museum in Roermond

Cuypershuis

Prolific Roermond-born architect Pierre Cuypers (1827–1921) is best known for building Amsterdam's Centraal Station and Rijksmuseum but he also restored scores of churches and castles. His former home and workshop, …
Cemetery in Limburg

Netherlands American Cemetery & Memorial

Set amid beautiful lawns, oak trees and azalea bushes 9km southeast of Maastricht, this thought-provokingly vast WWII cemetery has 8301 white gravestones in seemingly endless arcs behind a white chapel-monolith. A f…
Cave in Maastricht

Zonneberg Caves

This gigantic network of quarry-tunnels date back centuries but are most intriguing for their occasional charcoal murals and the stories linked to their use in WWII as a virtual city for hiding the population during…
Church in Roermond

Munsterkerk

Built in 1218 as the abbey church of a long-gone Cistertian convent, the impressive pale-stone Munsterkerk retains some features of its original late-Romanesque design, albeit much modified in a Cuypers-led 19th-cen…