The city of Maastricht stands on the Dutch border with Belgium. It has grown up astride the Meuse River and forms part of the thin leg of the Limburg province between Belgium and Germany. This makes Maastricht and its area an important European communications hub. Motorways and railways meet here and Maastricht Aachen Airport is six miles north of the city. Amsterdam is 11 miles to the northwest. If you hire a car in Maastricht its easy to tour the attractions of this hilly part of southern Holland, which include the Toverland Attractiepark in Sevenum and the Meinweg National Park.