Magical Maastricht on Vrijthof square



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?

Ice rink

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!

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A glimpse of Santa

Maastricht celebrates the arrival of Santa each year. Once he arrives in the Netherlands this year, on Friday 7 December, we will accompany him to his cosy grotto on the enchanting Vrijthof square, where he will stay during Magical Maastricht. This fantastic parade is a chance for you to welcome him to the city and celebrate winter together. 

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The Ferris wheel

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!

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