Maastricht for a day

Maastricht walls

Today we did a day excursion down to Maastricht, an old city at the far southern tip of the Netherlands, about 2 hours by train from Utrecht. Some of the old town walls are still around, dating back as far as 1229 they say. As with Utrecht, the Romans were here back some 2000 years ago.

We missed a big celebration by a day – tomorrow at 11:11 am (on Nov. 11) they will celebrate the change of seasons. As you can see, the leaves are falling fast.

Maastricht leaves

On the east side of the Maas river, there’s quite a few newer buildings, and we went to see the World Press Photo exhibition at Centre Céramique, which had a good selection of news photos from the past year.

I liked this building for the fanciful font and windows.

Maastricht Bury's

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