Meuse region. In the 14th century Loon was incorporated into the Bishopric of Liège and Maaseik became one of the 23 Liège Bonnes Villes. Churches, monasteries and listed houses edit The main church of Maaseik is the Neoclassical Sint-Catharinakerk (Church of Saint Catherine built in 1840-45. Because of its location in the Meuse valley, Maaseik has mostly fertile soils. Maaseik, although a small town, boasts of many listed houses, predominantly in Mosan Renaissance style.