Maastricht occupies a unique location in European geography and history. It sits firmly in the borderlands between the French, Dutch and German-speaking worlds. Visiting is easy to do and most of its sights can be seen in one day.
Top Three Destinations of the Mosan Valley
The Mosan valleyis a rugged region that runs the length of the Meuse/Maas River. With a rich and ancient history, it is known for its dense forests, remote castles and resplendent palaces.
Resplendent Palaces of the Mosan Valley
The Maas Valley is full of resplendent and forgotten palaces. Relics from the Age of Absolutism, they offer well preserved windows into the past. So which ones are worth visiting? This guide will summarize the best palaces to visit in Maas Valley.
Traditional Foods of the Mosan Valley
From Belgian cuisine, the many regional specialties of Wallonia are less well-known. The Maas Valley merges the well-known traditions of Belgium with the realities of the landscape and the traditions of its aristocratic court.
Hiking: The Medieval Maas
This is a long hike that takes you to some of the more impressive-looking medieval structures in the Maas Valley. Whereas most of the castles in the region are either Renaissance or Baroque palaces, the castles here will at least appear more medieval.