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Religious Tour of Maastricht (Self Guided), Maastricht

Maastricht has more than 20 churches, monasteries, chapels and cathedrals. There are medieval churches, modern churches built during the last century and many non-functioning but still attractive religious buildings. Architectural styles range from Gothic, Neo-Gothic and Romanesque to Baroque and Classical. This tour will give you insight into the spiritual life of Maastricht.
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Religious Tour of Maastricht Map

Guide Name: Religious Tour of Maastricht
Guide Location: Netherlands » Maastricht (See other walking tours in Maastricht)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Hubertus Church (Hubertuskerk)
  • St. Matthias Church (Sint-Matthiaskerk)
  • St. Servatius Church
  • Tweede Minderbroederskerk
  • Kruisherenklooster
  • Onbevlekt Hart van Maria
  • St. Theresia Church
  • Cemetery Chapel
St. Hubertus Church (Hubertuskerk)

1) St. Hubertus Church (Hubertuskerk)

St. Hubertus Church was built in 1924 on Bosscherweg Street. It was designed by architect Jules Kayzer Venlo. The red-brick building has a three-aisle cruciform plan and a tower. The church has a beautiful Art Deco-influenced interior. You can see an organ from 1946, an altar made of black marble, a series of panels along the nave, sculptures, frescoes by Charles Eyck and stained-glass windows. St. Hubertus Church is one of the most remarkable buildings in the district.
St. Matthias Church (Sint-Matthiaskerk)

2) St. Matthias Church (Sint-Matthiaskerk)

St. Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church situated on historic Boschstraat Street. The church is named after the apostle Matthias and is one of the city’s four large Catholic parishes. It was constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries and was built using local stone. It was designed in the Gothic style and has a three-aisle nave, a tower and a choir vestry. The church houses a statue of Mary Magdalene by Jan van Steffeswert, a 15th-century Pieta, a Louis XIV pulpit, an 18th-century baptismal font and a Bivignat organ from 1809. There are also stained-glass windows created by Charles Eyck.
St. Servatius Church

3) St. Servatius Church (must see)

St. Servatius, also known as St. Servaas Church, is the most famous religious building in Maastricht. It was built on the site of St. Servatius’ grave. The building’s architectural style is Romanesque but some Gothic elements were added later. The church is located at Vrijthof Square and was erected between the 11th and 13th centuries. Its Bergportaal, built in the 13th century, was the first Gothic construction in the city. It also has a Gothic tower, which was constructed in the 16th century. The interior is richly adorned and is worth seeing.
Tweede Minderbroederskerk

4) Tweede Minderbroederskerk

Tweede Minderbroederskerk, also known as Second Franciscan Church, is located in the center of the city. It dates from the beginning of the 18th century. After Franciscans returned to Maastricht, they decided to build a second church. The first Franciscan church had been built in the 13th century. The church is no longer in operation, and today the building is owned by the University of Maastricht.

5) Kruisherenklooster

Kruisherenklooster, also known as the Crutched Friar, is a former monastery dating back to the 15th century. It was built in the Gothic style and has a beautiful courtyard surrounded by three walls of the monastery and one wall of the church. It was renovated in the 19th century by architect Cuijpers. During the French Revolution it was used as a garrison, bakery and arsenal. Today it houses a luxurious hotel.
Onbevlekt Hart van Maria

6) Onbevlekt Hart van Maria

Onbevlekt Hart van Maria, which translates to Immaculate Heart of Mary's Church, is a modern church built just half a century ago. It was designed by A.J.N. Boosten. The church has a cruciform choir with a round tower. Under the choir is a crypt. At the center of the facade is a lens-shaped rose window with tracery. There is also a stone with a representation of Mary outside of the church. Be sure to check out the beautiful gardens surrounding the church.
St. Theresia Church

7) St. Theresia Church

St. Theresia Church is the last work by architect J.H.H. van Groenendael and his son. It was erected in the first half of the 20th century. The stone church was built in the Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romanesque styles. The interior impresses with its simplicity. There is a cross with a crucified Christ and gilded statues of Mother Mary and Apostle John. The church has beautiful stained-glass windows decorated with images of saints. You can also see a statue of Gerardus Majella and some other notable pieces. The parish is located on St. Theresia Square and is open from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Cemetery Chapel

8) Cemetery Chapel

This charming octagonal Neo-Gothic chapel is located in the oldest part of the cemetery. The chapel was constructed between 1885 and 1890. It was designed by Johannes Kayser and dedicated to Saint Servatius. There is a tomb beneath the chapel. Entering the chapel you will see a stained-glass window and a panel with the scene of Christ’s crucifixion. The chapel is an ideal place to pray or quietly meditate.

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Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles