A city of southeast Netherlands near the Belgian border. Founded on the site of a Roman settlement, it has long been a strategic frontier outpost.
City in SE Netherlands, on the Maas River: a treaty signed here in 1991 led to the establishment of the European Union.
Maastricht Sentence Examples
In the hope of drawing away the Spaniards from the siege of Leiden by a diversion in the south, Louis, with his brothers John and Henry, at the head of a force of mixed nationalities and little discipline, crossed the frontier near Maastricht, and advanced as far as the Mookerheide near Nijmv,-egen.
It stands at the junction of several important roads and railways from Maaseyck, Maastricht and Liege.
The powerful Dutch fortress of Maastricht was masked, and the French then moved towards Dusseldorf.
Louis' own army, originally collected for the relief of Charleroi in December, advanced on Maastricht, and after a brief siege, in which Vauban directed the besiegers, captured this most important fortress (June 29th, 1673).
Louis, after the capture of Maastricht led his army southwards into Lorraine and overran the electorate of Trier.