Maastricht: crossing at the Meuse

I just thought you’d want a quick etymology lesson before we start 😉

I went to Maastricht in the Netherlands with my mom this past weekend and I asked here if she knew what Maastricht means. She is fluent in Dutch and I thought she might know but it turns out the etymology of the word is a bit more complicated. She had the “Maas” part right. Maas = Meuse (the river) and “tricht” = crossing. It actually comes from Latin “Traiectum Mosae.” 

Anyway, we had a great day in the city. I don’t think I had been there before although it’s only about an hour an a half from Brussels (where I are up). Click on the pictures to discover what I was able to see such as the Markt and Town Hall, the visitor center,  the Tall Bridge, the Saint Servatius Bridge, the Basilica of Our Lady, Saint Johns Church, another church that’s been converted into a bookstore, etc.

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