In Dutch Vrijthof means "enclosure" or "a courtyard outside a church". In Maastricht Vrijthof Square has the second meaning. It is located in front of the Basilica of Saint Servatius and is often called the heart of the city. This is the place where you can get acquainted with the province of Limburg just like it is, and, probably, like it always will be. There are nice restaurants and cafes around the square, where you can taste the most delicious local food and drinks. The route of the city tram also starts from Vrijthof Square. Here visitors can make a 45-minute tour to the historical center of the city and see many wonderful places of interest. The tram is fully closed, equipped with heating and it has 35 seats. By the way, this is the only tram that can be seen on the streets of Maastricht. Besides the tram, the square is the location of Vrijthof Theatre. Almost every day the theatre hosts performances of the highest quality - opera, cabaret, musicals and dance shows - the stage of the theatre has seen all kinds of performances.
The Church of Saint Jan.
This church has appeared on the site of the baptismal chapel of XIV century in front of the Basilica of St. Servatius. Over the years the church has grown and expanded. In 1632, the church became the property of Dutch Reformed Community. The 70 meter tall tower painted in red color is the most striking element of the church. Do not forget to go inside the church to see the pulpit created by Conrad Perkins and a wonderful organ.
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