Biesland (Maastricht)

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Biesland
neighbourhood
Location of Biesland in Maastricht
Location of Biesland in Maastricht
Municipality Maastricht
Province Limburg
Country Netherlands
Area
 • Total 56 ha (138 acres)
Population
 • Total 1,579
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)

Biesland is a neighbourhood of Maastricht, Netherlands located in the southwest of the city. It is mainly a residential neighbourhood and relatively affluent.

Notable features[edit]

  • The former convent (built 1909) of the Brothers of Maastricht, a Roman Catholic Congregation, now housing a secondary school
  • The former tobacco factory Philips (built 1918), currently housing some retail facilities
  • Jekerpark, a park along the Jeker river which functions as Biesland's northeastern border
  • Waldeckpark, includes remnants of Maastricht's ancient fortifications

Impressions[edit]

Coordinates: 50°50′26″N 5°40′26″E / 50.8406°N 5.6738°E / 50.8406; 5.6738