WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN SO FAR IN THE NETHERLANDS?
Tilburg University Chaplaincy offers to new (and 'old') students, and other people involved with "Maranatha," a unique excursion by train and foot to one of the highlights of the country where you'll spend a significant part of your life!
Most people know Maastricht as the birthplace of the Maastricht Treaty and the euro. Less are aware that it's one of the oldest (> 2000 years of continuous history) AND most beautiful cities of the Netherlands, surrounded by a hilly landscape that is quite "un-Dutch".
On 1 October, at 9:15 am we'll gather at platform 1 of train station TILBURG. We'll travel to Maastricht by train. Once there, from the railway station, we'll make a 13 km walk through city and nature: we'll see the St Servatius Bridge (the oldest of the Netherlands), the Vrijthof square, the romanesque basilica of St Servatius, the Protestant church of St John, the old city center, the Jeker river, then we'll climb the highest mountain of the Netherlands - Mt St Peter, 107 meters high! - and after a stroll through the fields we'll get back to the city center with its old water mills and the beloved medieval basilica of Our Lady, Star of the Sea. At a beautiful spot, we'll eat our picnic.
Bring your walking shoes!
We plan to take the train back from Maastricht at 5:31 pm and get back to Tilburg railway station at 7:05 pm.
A great way to know a new city and maybe make new friends.
Contribution: EUR 15,00 for BA/MA students; EUR 22,00 for others. Including: train and entrance tickets.
If you have free travel by train, or if you'll get to Maastricht by yourself, you may subtract EUR 12,50 from this amount.
Register by 28 September, by filling this form: