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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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One of the oldest churches in Holland

The chapel when entering is an experience of its own. Impressive all the candles giving an extreme feeling for every visitor. The church itself is very dark with small windows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The chapel when entering is an experience of its own. Impressive all the candles giving an extreme feeling for every visitor. The church itself is very dark with small windows typical for this period of time. Outside you have the 'Onze Lieve Vrouwen' square with its overdwelming romantic atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

it worth a stroll to find it, as is not quite in the innercentre. Situated in a picturesque square with many terraces and a lively atmosphere, you may take a rest and meditate in a gorgeous and quiet place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice church. But if you've seen one too many of these like I did, you wouldn't be able to fully enjoy it. Walk around within the walls instead, that is much superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

First thing you notice is the heat coming from the 100s of candles a-light in "Our Lady" chapel as you enter. Who knew candles could put out so much light and heat? Inside the church is VERY dark and thickly hung with incense smoke. The windows are small and the glass is darkly coloured. The light was striking the south... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a magnificent church!!! A must for every visitor of Maastricht. You should try to visit it on a Sunday morning, during the ceremony. The atmosphere is wonderfful.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I've visited many churches and cathedrals, not because of being religious, but mainly because I'm interested in architecture, history and art. This church in Maastricht, however, has such a special, peaceful and mysterious atmosphere, that it kept me there longer than usual. I can't explain exactly why, but I really liked it, and I intend to go there again whenever... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was a bit dark and quite a lot of people there, but love the architecture inside. Definitely worth going to check for. Lots of nice cafes outside too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the Basilica after lunch on our visit to Maastricht. It has a very old-world feel to it, especially in the entrance, where you can donate some money to light a hand-made candle. The hall with the candles burning is a sight to see, and worth a visit if you have someone you might want to light a candle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I liked the architecture outside this church. It is well placed within the town square. I do agree with the other comment about it being a bit dark, but that is something that makes this place additionally unique. The areas that had light shining through, made it look just brilliant against the stained windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've been there just around lunch time. That's certainly the darkest church I've ever seen, quite oppressive.

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