Not the best impression, but still nice
Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
248Trip End Aug 15, 2008
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Irritatingly, the campsite "in" Maastricht was actually 7km out of town. The one mentioned in good old Lonely Planet (last years' edition) hasn't existed for 5 years. Good to see they keep their information up to date! It being quite late by the time I managed to set up camp, I decided to leave the city exploration to the next day
Despite the initially negative impression, Maastrict is actually quite a nice city. Historically significant (one of, if not the oldest cities in the Netherlands, as well as being the site of the first signing of the EU treaty) though nothing amazing (at least, not on a grey day), but a good city just to amble around, I spent a nice 6 hours wandering the streets aimlessly. It's a shame the imposing main square was disfigured with a funfair, as it would have been really quite impressive otherwise.
And the sun would come out when I was halfway back to the campsite.