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April 22nd, 2009 – by: Adrian_Liston
We spent the day just wandering around, appreciating the beauty of the city. We walked across the bridge over the River Maas and through the winding streets leading to the Markt (where we found an interesting flame-throwing statue to Johannes Petrus Minckelers, the inventor of gas lighting), then down to the Vrijthof. There we climbed up the red tower of Sint Janskerk to look out over the city, and we visited the thousand year old Sint Servaasbasiliek. We wandered back along the old fortifications, now made into a charming park lining the old moat and city walls. We lost Jeong within the Helpoort (the oldest surviving town gate in the Netherlands, being built in 1229) but made it to the train station in time to meet Lydia in Brussels for chocolate shopping and a spectacular dinner.
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