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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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Well worth a look.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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110 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Houston, Texas
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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abuja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice, Solemn place! Very beautiful if the lights are on. Quiet corners where you can pray or reflect

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the most unusual in the architectural point of view churches I ever visited. An extremely rare Romanesque fortress style church. Worth to visit

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