About Maastricht


It was an ideal place for a harbour, trade and inns. The Romans eventually stayed in this area for about 400 years. And called their passage through the river Meuse “Trajectum ad Mosam“, much later the name Maastricht was derived.

The city gained international fame through the Treaty of Maastricht (1992), which created the European Union in its current form and paved the way for the introduction of the euro as a European currency.

Thats why the start of the MGT is at Plein 1992 (square) in Maastricht.