The important strategic location of Maastricht resulted in the construction of an impressive array of fortifications around the city from the 16th through the 19th century and the town was fought over and occupied alternately by the Spanish and Dutch for centuries.
Museum Derlon Plankstraat 21 Maastricht
photo by Otter via Wikimedia Commons
This dramatic history brought fantasies to mind involving lots of historic sites to explore.
Soggy and misty, Maastricht was still beautiful.