The centuries glance down on you from the west site of the Vrijthof square in Maastricht, where the imposing basilica of Saint Servatius rose thousands of years ago. The oldest church of the Netherlands is an eye-catching landmark but, above all, it has significant cultural, historical and religious value. Surrounded by national monuments in which restaurants, hotels and shops are located, the Catholic basilica dominates Maastricht’s historic centre. The grandness and majestic appearance of the building will humble you: the rich history is almost tangible and it is as if you will go back in time as soon as you close your eyes.