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De Vijf Koppen (The Five Heads Bastion), Maastricht

De Vijf Koppen (The Five Heads Bastion), Maastricht

Maastricht is considered the oldest fortified city in the Netherlands. The city's first defensive walls were constructed in the 13th century. If you enter City Park you can see the white stone fortification that was part of the Third City Wall (Derde Omwalling). It was built in 1516, at the time of the Dutch War of Independence from Spain, and includes two bastions with a gateway between them. The bastion is known as The Five Heads. The story goes that in 1638, when the bastion was called The Three Pigeons, five convicted traitors, one of whom was Pater Vinck, were beheaded and their heads were mounted at the bastion for all to see.

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De Vijf Koppen (The Five Heads Bastion) on Map

Sight Name: De Vijf Koppen (The Five Heads Bastion)
Sight Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Maastricht, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Maastricht

Create Your Own Walk in Maastricht

Creating your own self-guided walk in Maastricht is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Maastricht Delicacies Tour

Maastricht Delicacies Tour

Maastricht has retained its culinary traditions throughout the centuries and offers a splendid array of local and regional delicacies. In the city's numerous bakeries, patisseries, candy shops and wine shops, you may taste and smell the unique products of the Netherlands. This self-guided tour will lead you to Maastricht’s most noteworthy specialty shops.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Cultural Tour of Maastricht

Cultural Tour of Maastricht

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Maastricht Family Entertainment Tour

Maastricht Family Entertainment Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Maastricht Landmarks Tour

Maastricht Landmarks Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Maastricht Introduction Walk

Maastricht Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries Tour of Maastricht

Museums and Art Galleries Tour of Maastricht

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles