Maastricht borders on two Belgian provinces, where two different languages are spoken: Belgian Limburg in Flanders, where Dutch is spoken, and the province of Liège in Wallonia, where French is the main language. As a result, the direct vicinity of Maastricht offers a great deal of cultural diversity, making the provinces across the border well worth a visit.


Eupen is located in the small German-speaking part of Belgium. The city has 18,000 inhabitants and is the capital of Belgium’s German-speaking region. Eupen is divided into an upper and a lower city. The railway station is located in the higher upper section. From here, you can take a direct intercity train all the way to the Belgian coastal town of Ostend.