Who are we?
Maastricht is a city with a very rich history dating back from Paleolithic times up until today. It is situated on both sides of the river Meuse and is known for its historical city center. The cradle of the city nowadays is the Roman bridge built in the 1st century AD. From a small Roman settlement to an important part in the heartland of the Carolingian Empire, Maastricht becomes over the ages a strategic place of commercial, cultural, and military significance. As the remaining fortifications show, it was such an important city that Louis XIV and his successors had been made large models of the town and its direct environment.