Best Belgian Town Near Maastricht

Dec 24th, 2007, 10:25 PM
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Best Belgian Town Near Maastricht

I will be going to maastricht netherlands in april. what's your favorite belgian town/city near maastricht, and why do you like it? Looking for day-trip ideas....
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Dec 24th, 2007, 10:58 PM
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I haven't been there, but I've been told to visit Monschau.
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Dec 25th, 2007, 05:42 AM
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LOL. I mentioned Monschau on the Aachen thread.
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Dec 25th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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Monschau would be ideal for a day trip. Another option is Thorn. http://www.christusrex.org/www1/sple...orn/thorn.html
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Dec 25th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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Monschau is pretty enough, but there are more interesting places more easily reached by mass transit. Monschau is a fairly touristy spot--it's the New Hope of Belgium (anyone from NJ/southeastern PA will know what I mean).
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Dec 25th, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Even though it's in Germany.
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Dec 25th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Monschau is a fairly touristy spot

Precisely why people go there.
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Dec 25th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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But not from long distances...it's just a place people in the general area go to on rare occasions (just like New Hope) to pass an afternoon. Not worth a special trip, there are many more interesting destinations in that area. I never met anyone in Belgium who thought it was worth going of the way for...but if you're already in the area...a good break for a coffee and stroll. We went there only because we were spending a week nearby in the Ardennes.
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Dec 25th, 2007, 09:41 AM
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Gary, you're right, of course, it's in Germany, but most of the people popping in seem to be Belgian.
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Dec 25th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Sorry, I couldn't resist, even on Christmas.
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