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Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek)

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Address: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 9, 6211 HD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043 325 21 21

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Amazing church !

Appearantly it is not the largest, but it is the most important church in Maastricht and it is fantastic. Full of beautiful led-windows and many wonderful treasures. A must to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Appearantly it is not the largest, but it is the most important church in Maastricht and it is fantastic. Full of beautiful led-windows and many wonderful treasures. A must to visit even if you are not religious !

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Brussels, Belgium
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited the day after Easter (Easter Monday) and the strong scent of frankincense hung in the dim but expansive sanctuary. The gotto of Our Lady of the Star was ablaze--every spot that could hold a lit candle was burning that day. Overall, the architechtural style is simple but beautiful and a pleasant stop alon the way.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This really is a beautiful church. Very atmospheric, dimly lit. We gave a concert here and the acoustics were fantastic.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

"do not go by without uttering a prayer" the words over the entrance to the grotto of Our Lady Star of the Sea, patroness of Maastricht.

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Den Haag, Niederlande
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35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This church has amazed me with the simplicity (in positive meaning) of it's Roman style. The entry is hard to miss with Our Lady's shiny altar behind a glass wall. (Here you can light a candle, prices (as of 31 January 2015: small candle 0,5 EUR, big candle 0,9 EUR.) Inside the church is personal and comforting. The basilica is... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This church never fails to amaze me, inside is really dark and you really feel you were taken to another time and place after you cross the doors. The entry is already hard to miss with a very shiny altar behind a glass wall and a special prayer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I visited this church to light a candle in rememberence of my mother while traveling. Although many tourists go there, it was remarkably personal and comforting. This church opens to an outdoor place to have coffee, lunch, etc. you can walk everywhere from there. Very enjoyable.

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Lake City, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Taken here by local friends, who felt it was important for me to see this site, and I must agree. One of the two is amatuer historian, and he was very excited and proud of the original Roman facade on one side of the church. It is unique since most others are no longer standing. The rest of the church... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This old church, its square and its proximity to the roman ruins and the old city wall make it one of the best places in Maastricht. It is a local gathering place and has great atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice church from a touristic point of view, easy to find location and not far at all, can easily get more points if it had - clear signs to the entry door, it was just a door without any signboard!!! - the entry to the touristic exhibition opens late compared to other places (midday), without any info about that in... More 

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