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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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A beautiful cathedral

This is an old and beautiful cathedral. On one side of the cathedral is a beautiful statue of our lady and many worshipers come here to light candles and pray. We also witnessed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is an old and beautiful cathedral. On one side of the cathedral is a beautiful statue of our lady and many worshipers come here to light candles and pray. We also witnessed a wedding on the day of our visit. The bride and groom and their little daughter had come to the cathedral in a small Fiat decorated for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Towers look like from Rapunzel story, very old and impressive church in the middle of the city. Free walking tour starts from there

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The first time I walked into this Cathedral, I had to take some minutes for my eyes to adjust to the darkness. It's a very impressive temple, and for free.

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Basilica of our Lady is a beautiful medieval basilica in the centre of the city close to the river. It is a landmark showing its magnificence from all sides of the city. The miraculous wooden statue of Virgin Mary is placed in a way that can be admired and worshipped both from the inside and outside of the church. Unfortunately,... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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