Maastricht is an ancient city in the south of the Netherlands, about an hour driving from Eindhoven. The focus of our trip is to visit the Fort and the underground caves at Mount St. Pieter.
Grotere kaart weergeven
Maastricht welcome us with sunshine.
Mount St. Pieter, actually is hill plateau with a limestone massif.
Fort St. Pieter.
Gathering of Oldtimers.
Maastricht in sight.
To visit these two locations, we must join the guided tour.
We’re going to visit the fort.
The fort is in pentagonal shape.
The 2nd and 3rd floors are extended later, but never in use.
This fort is located on the hill and could not get enough water to full the moat/river, so they used mud to increase the difficulty for their enemy to approach the fort.
Walking down stairs.
Across the bottom of “river”, then up stairs again to enter inside area of the fort.
This room has been created as the arsenal of the fort, but they forgot to make it waterproof. So, this was never been used for the original purpose.
Here is the centre of the fort. The round hole up there is for communication.
There are two layers, with three holes each, can attack the enemy at the dike and in the mud area, 2×3 =6 directions at single point, genius!
Our guide shows us how to lift the canon to adjust the fire angle.
Goto top floor.
This’s the highest point to get the view of Maastricht.
The another two sides of the fort.
Take a break and the guide tour in the North Caves will begin at 14pm.