Sturdy walls, small windows and dark surroundings. The Romanesque architecture of the basilica makes it a distinctive church in Maastricht. It is still largely original. You will experience the space much as people did in the twelfth century. There are several mural paintings that are centuries old, as well as painted wooden statues. The works of art each tell their own story, and legend has it that the saints who are portrayed came to the aid of people in need. There are saints who helped relieve a headache, a fever or toothache, while others protected you from fire, hailstones, floods and even sudden death.
Tuesday to Friday
We have selected the basilica’s highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the audiotour when you visit, and listen to the stories as you wander through the church. Or take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.
There are various car parks a short walk away, such as O.L.Vrouweparking.
The basilica is a 15-minute walk from Maastricht railway station. You can also catch a number 7 bus from the station and get out at the Vrijthof stop, which is a short walk from the basilica. Plan your trip at 9292.nl.
Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 9
6211 HD Maastricht
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