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Maaseik is a picturesque municipality in Limburg, a Belgian province. It lies in the extreme north-east of Belgium on the border separating Belgium from the Netherlands. It has immense commercial significance because of its strategic location on the River Meuse. This Belgian municipality is known for its brilliant masterpieces of distinctive Renaissance architecture prevalent in the Meuse region. The Maastricht Aachen Airport is the closest airport to this place and is only about 26 km from the center of Maaseik. Avail cheap flights to Maaseik and explore this famous Flemish city.
The Grand-Place is a huge market square flanked by lime trees and houses dating back to the 17C-18C. Presently, a splendid 18th century mansion houses the Town Hall. At the center, you would come across a unique statue of Van Eyck brothers. Franciscan cloister is a permanent exhibition regarding the Van Eyck brothers and it presents the city’s scale model as it used to be in 1672.
A major tourist attraction is the 19th century St. Catherine's Church which is situated in the center of the city in the Diocese of Hasselt. This neoclassical, basilica church was constructed during the period 1840 to 1841. The church was constructed in brick and the tower had a stunning green copper spire. The sacristy boasts of a wonderful church treasure. The church is said to have a unique collection of liturgical objects that previously belonged to the abbey of Aldeneik. The invaluable oldest Gospels of the Benelux namely the Codex Eyckensis could be found here. Avail cheap flights to Maaseik and stay in one of the several fine hotels in Maaseik to explore its rich heritage.
Museactron is known to house three amazing museums. The Regional Archaeology Museum, that highlights the region's archaeology, retraces the town's rich history and presents precious exhibits from the Prehistoric times, Roman and Medieval era. It also houses Belgium's oldest chemist's Museum where a feel of the past has been effectively recreated. The Bakery Museum is situated in the cellar and highlights the history of bakery there. A visit to Maaseik is incomplete without going to the Bosstraat which is a famous street lined with beautiful old houses. Several buildings are half-timbered structures but mostly, you would find buildings that show distinct features of Maasland Renaissance style.