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  AMSU: Maastricht
Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, and is the capital of the southern province of Limburg.
Additionally, Maastricht is home to an important University, where several innovations in education are being carried out.
It is a region that is therefore appropriate to serve as symbol of European efforts toward integration, especially since the historic signing of the Maastricht Treaty.
www.amsu.edu /maastricht   (219 words)

  Study Abroad: Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies
The town of Maastricht was established around a crossing of the Maas River by Julius Caesar in 50 B.C.E, and was therefore known to the Romans as Mosae Trajectum.
Geographically Maastricht should have become part of Belgium, but the garrison under General Dibbets remained loyal to the House of Orange and in 1839, to the disgruntlement of the Belgians, the province of Limburg was partitioned, Maastricht remaining in Dutch hands.
Maastricht was occupied by the Germans in 1940 and was the first city in The Netherlands to be liberated in 1944.
www.cmsu.edu /mcts/index.cfm?pg=trvl_maastricht.htm   (2101 words)

 Maastricht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maastricht developed in the Middle Ages into a city of dual authority, with both the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and the Duchy of Brabant holding joint sovereignty over the city.
Maastricht was neither Dutch nor Belgian between 1830 and 1839.
Maastricht has a river port on the Meuse, and is connected with the rest of the Netherlands through the Juliana Canal and the Zuid-Willemsvaart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maastricht   (1650 words)

 Home | Affiliated Institutions |
Maastricht University was founded in 1976 and is the youngest of the 13 Dutch universities.
Maastricht, with a population of approximately 125,000 inhabitants is situated in the southernmost tip of The Netherlands, 125 miles from Amsterdam, only 3 miles from the Belgian border and 25 miles from Germany.
In 1991, Maastricht gained international fame as the host of the European Summit where the 'Treaty of Maastricht' was adopted as the formal foundation of the European Union.
www.muhlenberg.edu /depts/educabroad/Maastricht.htm   (798 words)

Maastricht, or Mosae Trajectum, was founded by the Romans two thousand years ago along the military and trade route between Gaul, now France, and the military reinforcements along the Rhine.
Maastricht has more than 1450 monuments and historic buildings which, after Amsterdam, is more than in any other city in the Netherlands.
Maastricht was equally significant as a fortified city.
www.limburg.nl /en/html/algemeen/Limburg/maastricht/maastricht.asp   (349 words)

 U of Maastricht Study Abroad
Maastricht is the oldest and, with its wealth of historical buildings, one of the most attractive cities in the Netherlands.
Universiteit Maastricht was founded in 1976 and is the youngest of the 13 universities in the Netherlands.
Universiteit Maastricht was the first Dutch institution to adopt this learning approach in all of its educational programmes.
cibs.tamu.edu /upo/Maastricht.html   (338 words)

 Maastricht - Welcome to Holland on The Worldwide Traveler
The southernmost and sunniest city in the Netherlands, Maastricht, is a splendid fortified city of Roman origin set on the river Maas.
Maastricht has a abundancy of ramparts, caves, tunnels, grottos, museums and basilicas that will provide many opportunities for fascinating excursions.
Maastricht is known as the oldest town in Holland and its history stretches back to 50 BC when the Romans set up camp on the banks of the Maas river.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /travel/europe/holland/maastricht.htm   (442 words)

 Towns in Germania Inferior: Traiectum ad Mosam (Maastricht)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Maastricht was not a new town, although the archaeological evidence for prehistoric settlement is meager.
No less intriguing is the existence of a large fortress at Kanne-Caster to the south of Maastricht, which was built by the native population in c.31 BCE.
The native population of the Low Countries often built temples on the confluence of two rivers, and we know for certain that in the Roman age, there was a sanctuary near the confluence of the Meuse and the Jeker, a small river that connects Tongeren and Maastricht.
www.livius.org /maa-mam/maastricht/maastricht.html   (1309 words)

 BBC NEWS | In Depth | Euro-glossary | Maastricht Treaty
Maastricht is perhaps the best known and most controversial of the European treaties.
Maastricht is officially known as the Treaty of the European Union and with it the EU came into existence for the first time.
Maastricht was also the blueprint for what was to be Europe's biggest project for the next decade - economic and monetary union.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/europe/euro-glossary/1216944.stm   (468 words)

 A View from Maastricht - 1
At Maastricht, the oldest city in the Netherlands, its lazily-flowing water is crossed by the Romans' road from Belgian Tongeren to German Aachen (Tongres to Aix-la-Chapelle in this multilingual region of confusing roadsigns).
Today, modern Maastricht exploits that history to draw in the tourists and, because Maastricht is neither Dutch nor Belgian nor German, but fairly representative of the mongrel mixture that is Europe, sometimes it draws also the politicians.
The Maastricht flags and the European Union flags fluttered a brief, careless farewell as we left the square.
www.baronage.co.uk /bphtm-01/mstvew01.html   (1210 words)

 Fortified Places > Fortresses > Maastricht
The first defensive walls at Maastricht were built in the 13th century, but by 1300 the town had outgrown these walls, and new walls had to built to enclose the enlarged town.
A counterattack against Maastricht by the Dutch under William III of Orange in 1676 failed.
Maastricht has a major railway station (be sure not to get off at the university, like I did, its quite a walk to the old town from there!).
www.fortified-places.com /maastricht.html   (910 words)

Maastricht was once a fortified city, and portions of the fortifications still remain, forming the outer ring of the modern downtown.
Maastricht's University Square is all along this route, and its old red-brick construction and tightly winding cobblestone streets (so tightly winding it is easy to get lost) are very pretty.
This is the scene of Maastricht's best-recognized skyline, with St. Janskerk, St. Servaasbasiliek, and the Militaire Hoofdwacht (Guard House).
www.tompgalvin.com /places/nl/maastricht.htm   (911 words)

 NATO Maastricht, General Information
Maastricht is unique among the cities of the Netherlands.
Maastricht is renowned for its hospitality, with its many sidewalks cafés and restaurants.
Maastricht, avec ses nombreuses terrasses de café et de restaurant est renommée pour son hospitalité.
www.nato.int /docu/comm/1997/9710/info.htm   (531 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | A short queue for free cash
The Dutch city of Maastricht, in a sense the spiritual home of the single currency, reacted with surprising calmness as the first euro coins were handed out.
But this is nonetheless a big day for Maastricht - inextricably linked with the euro as the location of the 1991 summit that launched the single currency project.
Maastricht is in the southernmost tip of the Netherlands, wedged between Belgium and Germany.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/1710555.stm   (595 words)

 Official destination guide of the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions - Cities and regions - Maastricht
The southernmost and sunniest city in the Netherlands, Maastricht, is a splendid fortified city of Roman origin set on the river Maas.
Maastricht has a abundancy of ramparts, caves, tunnels, grottos, museums and basilicas that will provide many opportunities for fascinating excursions.
The remains of the city wall and the underground fortifications tell another story: the history of a turbulent and warlike past, at the crossroads of political spheres of influence.
www.holland.com /us/cities/maastricht/index.html   (408 words)

 Maastricht (L)
Maastricht (L) Maastricht (L) Maastricht's origins date back to the days of the Roman empire, which makes it one of the country's oldest cities.
With this Servatius started Maastricht's history as a bishop's town which would last until the 8th century, when the bishop moved his court to Luik (Liège in Belgium), although the bishops kept their claims on the city.
Maastricht is second on the list of cities in the Netherlands with the biggest number of monumental buildings.
members.tripod.com /limburgchurches/maastricht.html   (1184 words)

 Baylor University || Baylor in Maastricht || About Maastricht
Maastricht, with some 125,000 inhabitants, lies in the heart of one of the most densely populated regions of Western Europe.
More than half of the foreign students in the Netherlands are studying in Maastricht and the international character of Maastricht is reinforced by the presence of hundreds of exchange students every year.
The University is housed in dozens of historic and modern buildings in the town centre and in the area surrounding the new university hospital.
www.baylor.edu /maastricht/index.php?id=26912   (413 words)

 The European Union and The Maastricht Treaty.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At the treaty of Maastricht, it was decided that there are five economic and monetary conditions/requirements that have to be fulfilled before a nation state is allowed to join the European Monetary Union.
Therefore, it was decided at the treaty of Maastricht that the long-term interest rate must not exceed by more than two percent points of the average long term interest rate of the three member nations with the lowest inflation rates.
The ultimate goal of the Maastricht treaty is to facilitate a monetary and economic union with a single currency by 1999.
www.geocities.com /TimesSquare/1848/eu.html   (2312 words)

 Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
Maastricht School of Management is located in the city of Maastricht with the city centre at walking distance.
Maastricht is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands and an ideal location because of its rich business, political and cultural resources as well as its proximity to other major European countries such as Belgium and Germany.
Maastricht attracts tourists from all over the world and was declared “best city of the Netherlands’; in 2004.
www.internationaledu.net /ads/maastrichte.htm   (694 words)

 European Union after Maastricht
According to Justice Grimm, it is his hope that the Maastricht decision will have a positive impact (by Germany's definition) on the jurisprudence of the ECJ similar to the influence Solange I had on the development of human rights protection at the European level.
The Court is, therefore, prodding the ECJ to interpret strictly the European Union's competences under the Treaty of Maastricht, using subsidiarity as a vehicle.
The Maastricht decision could operate in a manner similar to the Luxembourg Accords in the 1970s and early 1980s: instead of bargaining under the shadow of each Member State's veto power, Member States (in the Council), the Commission and Parliament may now find themselves drafting and negotiating legislation under the shadow of Maastricht.
www.jeanmonnetprogram.org /papers/95/9505ind.html   (14317 words)

 Maastricht travel guide - Wikitravel
Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands, in the province of Limburg, close to Belgium and Germany.
Flights to Maastricht are more expensive, but more convenient than flying into another city, such as Amsterdam, and travelling to Maastricht by train.
Maastricht is known for its yearly "Carnival," a tradition celebrated in many towns in the south of the Netherlands.
wikitravel.org /en/Maastricht   (2128 words)

 ISMR Maastricht
The capital of this province is Maastricht, a city, steeped in history that has preserved much of the architectural evidence of that past.
Maastricht is a congress city of international standing.
Maastricht is a city of some 120,000 people located on the Maas River in Limburg, the southernmost province of
www.ismr-org.com /ISMR_Maastricht.htm   (505 words)

 Extraordinary Maastricht - Autumn 2005
In association with a select number of fine hotels and restaurants, the VVV Maastricht (Maastricht Tourist Board) is pleased to present a delightful palette of accommodation packages.
The staff at the VVV Maastricht (Maastricht Tourist Board) know the city like the back of their hand and would be happy to explain how to get to the city’s many attractive sights, the wonderful restaurants and cafes and the fine hotels.
Reservations can be made in person at the VVV Maastricht office, by telephone on +31 (0)43 325 21 21 or by using the very simple digital reservation form, which can be found elsewhere on this website.
www.vvvmaastricht.nl /actie-herfst/index-eng.htm   (703 words)

 Maastricht travel guide
Maastricht is located in the south of the Netherlands, close to Liege and Aachen.
This settlement grew to become a walled castellum, which was abandoned towards the end of the fourth century A.D. Maastricht had its first outer walls built in 1229.
Before long the town was felt to be too cramped, and at the beginning of the 14th century construction work on a new series of walls was commenced.
www.world66.com /europe/netherlands/maastricht   (402 words)

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