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Amsterdam and Maastricht

Getting acquainted

overcast -3 °C

large_DSC00566.jpg Heineken Brewery

After spending another day in Amsterdam wandering around I took the train to Maastricht in the evening. The trains are awesome, they are fast, clean and comfortable. They aren't that cheap, but are good value, the 2.5 hour trip cost about $30AU. After arriving I was met by Thuur, who has put me up for a few days at his place.

large_90_DSC00589.jpg Waiting to board the Train to Maastricht

Maastricht is really pretty, but at a totally different pace to Amsterdam. Its full of old buildings, including the one im staying in currently: a three storey terrace style student place. The historic cobblestone streets have really awesome boutique shops, bars and cafes. First night in Maastricht I met a heap of people who are involved with the student union at this little bar they frequent. The bars have a really nice feel as they are small and friendly, especially cosy considering the cold weather outside everyones avoiding.

The last couple of days in Maastricht I spent getting acquainted with the city, and managed to find a nice room to rent, in a nice little street. I also bought some bits and pieces i needed to live.

I'll be posting up some more pictures in the next few days, as I havent had a chance to take many of Maastricht itself yet, but plenty of time for that.

Posted by Jack Chaffey 07:34 Archived in Netherlands Tagged maastricht

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