Vrijthof, Maastricht

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    by Erkmen Updated Jun 2, 2003

    The Center square in Maastricht.. A very nice big opening with St Jan Church on one side...

    The terraces of the cafes are very crowded in summer time.. If there is an event happening in Maastricht than follow peoples footsteps and you will be here..:)


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    Het Vrijthof

    by OlafS Updated Apr 9, 2003

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    Did I say Maastricht had two masters? Let me add a third. Het Vrijthof, now a big square in the centre, once was a small autonomous 'state' that only recognised the German emperor as its master. This 'state' was ruled by the chapter of the church of St. Servatius, built on the grave of this saint. A second church was later built next to it, the St. Jan, when the priests no longer wanted to share their church for purposes like baptisms, marriages and burials. This church was later taken by the protestant minority, that still owns it.

    The picture is an old one. At the time of my most recent visit the square was one big hole in the ground.

    Maastricht: Vrijthof
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    by Yosemite_44 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    One of the most famous squares in all of the Netherlands.
    In summer, the bars and terraces are extremely crowded and people enjoy the sun lying on the square. The basiliques are also a popular sight for tourists.
    In winter, an ice-skate track provides a nice opportunity to enjoy this place.

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    HET VRIJTHOF“Het Vrijthof” ...

    by Xowe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    “Het Vrijthof” prove’s that Maastricht has more to offer then just art and culture. Durring the summer you can relax at one of the nice pavements with a great view of “de Sint Servaasbasiliek”.
    Besides many bars and café’s, Maastricht has many restaurants where you can tatse the Burgundian kitchen and typical local specialities like “grotchampignons”, “rommedoe-kaas” and “asperges”.

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    St. Jan's and St. Servaas from Vrijthof

    by gkitzmil Written Feb 22, 2005

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    This is the view most people get of these major churches from the Vrijthof - Central Square in Maastricht.


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    Het Vrijthof.

    by Alphons Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    Het Vrijthof, a square full with pavements, a loveley place to sit, drink, eat and for look to other peoples.

    Het Vrijthof.

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    Militaire hoofdwacht

    by martin_nl Written Feb 18, 2003

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    This small building next to the St.-Servaasbasiliek was of great importance to the city. It was the place where the keys to the city gates were kept!

    Militaire Hoofdwacht

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    by 10eke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Vrijthof is a pleasant square. One one side you see these two old churches. To the left is the gothic St. Jan, which became a protestant church in 1632.

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