Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Kim Show, Episode 2: Maastricht

On the Saturday of Kim's visit, we got up early and headed for Maastricht, about a 3-hour train ride from Leiden. Located in Limburg, Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands. With its proximity to Belgium and its Catholic history, Maastricht seems much more continental (i.e. French?) than most cities in the Netherlands.

On the way to the center of town, we walk through an antiques market. Kim can't believe that I'm looking at baseball cards.

Kim poses by a sculpture in the Vrijthof.

We visit St. Servaaskerk, the church that houses the relics of St. Servaas, the first bishop of Maastricht.

We had hoped to tour the sandstone caves on the edge of town, but they had already closed for the day. Instead we took a walk in the "Dutch Alps" -- that's what the Dutch call Limburg because, as it's actually above sea level, there are a few hills.

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