The city developed around a bridge built by the Romans in the 1st Century AD. The possibility that Maastricht may be the oldest city in the Netherlands is a topic of dispute.
Today, Maastricht is known for combining small town charm with city life, its quaint side streets, and its large number of world heritage sites - the second highest in the country after Amsterdam.
People Born in Maastricht
Maastricht in People's Lives
Charles Hector d'Estaing: I fought in the Siege of Maastricht here during the Wars of Austrian Succession in 1748, and was wounded.