'Vrijhof' in Dutch means 'an enclosed place' or 'a court in front of the church'. For Vrijhof Square the second meaning is more suitable. It's situated in front of the Basilica of St Servas and is considered to be the heart of the city. There one can get acquainted with the province of Lamburg as it is. Around the square one can see comfortable restaurants and cafes that can offer various delicious meals and drinks. From Vrijhof Square the tram goes. It makes a 45-minute excursion to the historical center of the city and gives an opportunity to look at the main sights of Maastricht. The tram has the seating capacity for 35 people. By the way, it's the only tram in Maastricht. Besides that, at the square you'll find the theatre, where almost every day take place various performances: opera, cabaret, musicals and dancing shows.
The Church of St Jan.
The church appeared on the place of the chapel of the 14th century in front of the Basilica of St Servas. Time passed and it changed its outlook. In 1632 it went to the Dutch Reformative Community. The greatest its element is a 70-meter tower, colored in red. Inside one should look at the choir, the pulpit, created by Pirkens and the organ.
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