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Top 5 things to do in Maastricht

Hoensbroek Castle
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Hoensbroek Castle
One of the oldest (and biggest) castles in all of the Netherlands, Hoensbroek Castle is a stronghold of Dutch cultural history located in the pastoral province of Limburg. Over the centuries it's been home to knights, barons, royals, and poets, and was also used as a shelter for orphans after World War II. Given its age, the castle has also seen its fair share of architectural redesigning over the years, and is now a patchwork of historical styles, with an ancient watchtower its last remaining original feature. It is surrounded by a large dramatic moat, which may or may not contain the mythical Hoensbroek Monster.
Thermae 2000
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Thermae 2000
Thermae 2000 is a Dutch spa and wellness center located in Limburg, close to the German border. The water used in the spa is sourced from an underground lake, and is around 40,000 years old!
Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg
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Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg
Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg is a unique location in Limburg where former miners lead underground tours of old working coal mines. It's easy to reach by car or with public transport.
Grotten Noord Maastricht
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Grotten Noord Maastricht
Grotten Noord Maastricht is an extensive network of underground caves beneath the city of Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands. The caves have a large historical significance, having been used as a vault to store famous Dutch paintings and valuable artworks during WWII. The cave walls themselves are adorned with paintings from visiting artists over the years.
Fort Sint Pieter
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Fort Sint Pieter
Fort St Pieter is roughly 20 to 25 minutes on foot from the Maastricht Visitor Center (tourist office) in the city center of Maastricht. It can also be reached by bus number 9 in the direction of St Pieter.