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Testimonial of Douglas StewartDecember 16, 2018
Visiting the oldest city of the Netherlands
We operate our cycling operations out of Maastricht the capital and largest city of the province of Limburg (population 100,000). Maastricht is located on the Maas River and is adjacent to the Belgian border.
Along with Liege, Maastricht was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in continental Europe. Starting with the introduction of the English power looms in the early 1800's and advancing into steel production and the manufacturing of ceramics the region has been at the forefront economic change in Europe. With the abrupt transition to a post-industrial reality in the 1970's when manufacturing collapsed Maastricht has transitioned itself into a recreation, education and tourist center.
Maastricht has over 1600 nationally designated heritage buildings, the second highest number in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam. The city has a largely car-free urban center with cobblestone streets and an abundance of cultural offerings including museums and galleries.
The city is home to over 400 bars and restaurants and numerous festivals throughout the year. Home to several universities and colleges it's international student population contributes to a lively urban scene. It is the perfect base for cycling excursions throughout the Limburg region.