You can feel it by the city wall, over the cobblestones – which we call ‘kinderköpkes– and, over the St Servatius Bridge... Maastricht’s history!
Maastricht was not built in a day. As you walk through Maastricht, you are sure to experience its welcoming vibes and the sights and sounds of the city. You also get an immediate sense of its rich history. To this day, you can still see the beautiful city walls, old buildings, and characteristic cobblestones. Did you know that Maastricht used to be a Roman settlement? They were early to recognize the benefits of living close to the water.
Would you like to know more about Maastricht’s role during the war and do you want to find out why the city has beautiful churches and basilicas. If so, you are in luck because we have made a film to tell the entire story – from the Cretaceous sea to the ‘Groene Loper’ project. Click on the button below to begin your journey through history, or use the timeline to view specific time periods.Start at the beginning