There is no place in Maastricht that quite encapsulates the festive spirit like Vrijthof square. Hop on the majestic Ferris wheel and take in the most romantic views over a twinkling Maastricht. Meet locals or friends over a drink in the Alpine-inspired chalet or show off your skating skills on the sheltered ice rink.
Say hello to Santa in his cosy grotto next to the crackling fire. Just like years gone by, Vrijthof will cast a Christmas spell that brings us all together. Who will you treat to this unforgettable experience?
This December, you can once again enjoy that magical Christmas feeling on the ice rink. It doesn't matter if you can perform a pirouette or have to try your hardest just to stay standing, Maastricht is magical this time of year, so just go ahead and enjoy this winter wonderland!Opening hours
Take a magical ride on the Ferris wheel that shines bright on Vrijthof square. See Maastricht from a new perspective and delight in the magical view of the festive Vrijthof square. Try and count all the magical lights!Opening hours
Celebrate winter together, ambling through Vrijthof's Christmas market. Next to the Christmas market – the place to find all those fantastic gifts to surprise your loved ones – you'll find the colossal Ferris wheel, a beautiful Alpine food chalet, and an ice rink with pirouetting skaters.
Enter the world of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in this quaint village on Vrijthof square, with artisanal crafts such as a candle maker and a tinsmith. You can also buy the most delicious regional products here. Admission is free.