Maastricht received attention when it became the birthplace of the European Union—the political agreement linking the continent's major countries was signed there. Linger a few minutes in the main square (Vrijthof) to soak up the city's cosmopolitan atmosphere. Afterward, stroll the cobblestoned streets and visit the oldest market in the country. We were impressed by the silver trove in the 1,000-year-old St. Servaas Basilica.
Located 125 mi/200 km south of Amsterdam, Maastricht hosts the Eur... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.