Maastricht is the birthplace of the European Union, European citizenship and the European currency, the euro. It may be the oldest settlement in the Netherlands. The name is derived from Latin, meaning 'crossing of the Meuse'. Unfortunately, my photo of the bridge over the Maas River did not turn out, so here is one from the web:CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
There is nothing like arriving in town on Pentecost Monday. It is a holiday in the Netherlands and nothing opened before noon. So, there was plenty of time to walk around town with no crowds.
Do you enjoy visiting smaller more laid back towns? At least that was my impression of Maastricht.
Bonus: Daylily 'Mighty Mogul'