Touching Belgium on its west and just a few miles from Germany to the east, Maastricht is the capital of Holland’s southernmost region, Limburg. From ancient to modern, Maastricht is steeped in history: you can discover Spanish and Roman ruins while strolling through the city’s historic little districts or visit the birthplace of the European Union near the river Maas. Churches, city walls, monumental merchant houses and big squares merge seamlessly with a comprehensive and varied range of shops and attract a regular stream of visitors from the surrounding countries. Maastricht is also a city of indulgence and culinary highlights. There are pleasant lunchrooms, Michelin-starred restaurants, vineyard farms and an extensive range of excellent regional products and dishes. In short, ‘bons vivants’ should not miss out on Maastricht!