About Maastricht

Maastricht.jpg​​​​​​​​Maastricht, is a town and municipality in the South East of the European country the Netherlands. It is the capitol city in the province, Limburg

Maastricht is both a city of culture and education. Maastricht's rich history shows from the fact that in this town no less than 1677 national heritage sites are located, which is the second highest amount in a Dutch town, after Amsterdam.

Maastricht is a city of linguistic diversity, as a result of among others its location at the crossroads of multiple language areas and its international student population and boasts one of the top universities in the world.

Maastricht is known for its picturesque squares, romantic streets, and historical buildings. The tourist information office (VVV) is located in the Dinghuis, a 15th-century former town hall and law courts building. The main sights include: City Fortifications, Binnenstad, Vrijthof, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Market Square, Bassin, Céramique and Sint-Pietersberg.

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​With its cobbled streets and fashionable boutiques in the old town, contemporary architecture in the Céramique district, the art fair and excellent cuisine, Maastricht is one of the most vibrant cities in the Netherlands.

Maastricht is also a thoroughly modern city, easily accessible by any mode of transportation. Maastricht- Aachen Airport offers direct access, but the city is also situated not far from the international airports of Brussels and Düsseldorf. The city is connected to the European high-speed rail network by means of the Maastricht-Brussels Express.

A compelling mix of old world charm and modern exuberance is what awaits you at FEMS 2015's host city, Maastricht.


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