With elements from the Middle Ages to the modern era, the southernmost city of the Netherlands attracts students and tourists from the world over.
And what Maastricht has lots of is churches, especially Catholic churches, and many have been converted into secular use - you could stay in a hotel that was once a cathedral!
The churches are also home to an array of religious artworks that could rival that of the Vatican.
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How do you get to Maastricht?
Although it has a small airport where seasonal flights from low-cost carriers are offered, the best way to get there is by train from the main international airports, with a direct route from Amsterdam. You can also opt for the bus.
As the Netherlands form part of the European Union, you will need a Schengen visa to go.