Be enchanted by Magical Maastricht Vrijthof

The largest and most beautiful winter event in the Netherlands returns more magical than ever this year. Come to Magical Maastricht Vrijthof in December and enjoy typical winter activities, nostalgic attractions, the best food, the Christmas market and the new Regional Products Square.


The indoor ice rink of no less than 1,000 square metres has been the crowd puller at Magisch Maastricht Vrijthof for years. New is a small replica of the Sint-Servaas bridge, which you can walk across or skate under. This year, you can also venture onto "slippery ice" at the new street curling rink, where you can compete with and against each other in a game of "shoving stones". A tube glide at the foot of St Servatius' Basilica and St John's Church will provide even more winter fun this year. The traditional carousel is also not to be missed. Another top attraction is the new 45-metre-high Ferris wheel, with closed glass gondolas, from which you have spectacular views of the Vrijthof and the city of Maastricht.

Eten & drinken

Magical Maastricht Vrijthof also stands for culinary indulgence, with the heart-warming drinks and food so typical of the wintery December month. You can eat on the go at one of the many chalets at the Christmas market. For a snack and a drink, you can also visit the cosy Grand Café, right next to the skating rink, or the authentic Almhütte serving typical Austrian dishes. On the culinary front, gourmets who prefer a vegetarian or vegan dish have also been thought of.

Christmas market / Local produce square

In the attractively lit stalls at the traditional Christmas market, you will find the finest handicrafts, Christmas decorations, gifts and much more. Wandering around the Christmas market, you will also come across plenty of chalets, with delicacies such as crepes, Dutch mini pancakes “Poffertjes”, waffles, flammkuchen and curry sausages, and of course a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate with whipped cream should not be missed. New this year is the Regional Products Square, where more than 150 regional producers from Limburg will display the best and most delicious products from the region.

Agenda / Events

Various events and activities will be organised during Magical Maastricht. When the agenda is ready, it will be shared and regularly updated.