The Vrijthof is the city's main focus for both locals and tourists. The eastern side is a row of terraced cafes which face the twin churches of St Jan (with its distinctive red tower) and St Servaas. Also around the square is the former Spanish Government House, the old Customs House and the Vrijthof Theatre.
On the square itself are several monumnents and a bandstand and these make ideal meeting points and the square is often used for local events and concerts.
Church St-Jan and Basilic St Servatius. Those historical churches are called by the locals, place of "Hell and Heaven" and separated by a small road, called "Het Vagevuur" (dutch for purgatory)
Both churches were erected by marl stones, easy to get because stone hewers got them in the caves near Maastricht
Vrythof - near the marketplace in Maastricht
Another highlight to be visited - a lot of pubs and restaurants. Monuments like the Theater and of course the Church St-Jan and Basilic St Servatius. Those historical churches are called by the locals, place of Hell and Heaven and separated by a small road, called "Het Vagevuur" (dutch for purgatory)
Fondest memory: A nice daytrip to the Netherlands - a lot of historical buildings, a visit to the caves, the walls and the Bisschopsmolen
The Vrijthof Square is the biggest and liveliest square in Maastricht. It is one of the most famous squares in Holland. On one side of the square you can see some of the finest buildings in Maastricht, like the St Servaas Church and the St Jans Church. On the opposite side there is a row of pubs/restaurants. This is where everybody goes to at night to have a drink or two. It's also a great place to sit outside in the summer. On the other two sides there are a couple of interesting buildings where you might spend a few hours, like the theater and the museum Spaans Gouvernement.
You can also park your car here in an underground parking.
Fondest memory: Every now and again there is a major event at the square. In teh winter there is the WInter Wonderland fun fair. In the summer there is the Preuvenemint, a food tasting festival.
Favorite thing: This is another picture of the most important square of Maastricht, the Vrijthof. 2 of the most important churches are shown here, the St. Servaas and the St. Jan.
Fondest memory: The Vrijthof is the central square in Maastricht. There are many monuments along the square, such as the famous St. Servatius Cathedral. Also, there are numerous cafes and restaurants with terraces.