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Roman settlement

If there’s one place where the Romans could cross the Meuse on horseback, it’s central Maastricht. The low water level made the city an ideal crossing (Mosa Trajectum) along the Via Belgica: the most important Roman ‘motorway’ used by soldiers and traders to travel from Boulogne-sur-Mer via Tongeren and Maastricht to Cologne.

Museum Cellar

Be sure to visit the museum cellar at Hotel Derlon on Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square. Once you reach the bottom of the stairs, you’ll suddenly find yourself in the middle of an old Roman street. The hotel has built around the remains of the temple to create perhaps the most unique breakfast room in the Netherlands.

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Great reading material - Everything about the local Roman history

From a long, long time ago to now - The timeline



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