Category:Museums in Maastricht

Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof

Twice a year, Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof presents a large exhibition featuring a notable artist from the world of photography . Visitors enjoy memorable experiences in wonderful surroundings. And social relevance is at the basis of everything you'll see in Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof.

Vrijthof 18
6211LD Maastricht
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Museum on the Vrijthof presents the cultural identity of the city of Maastricht in the permanent exhibit, “500 Years Made in Maastricht”. Art and various implements will transport you back 500 years to a time when art and craftsmanship flourished. At least as unique as the exhibit is the location of the Museum aan het Vrijthof, in the Spaans Gouvernement (Spanish Government).

Spaans Gouvernement (Spanish Government)

The Fotomuseum is located in the Spaans Gouvernement building; a 16th century chapter house, where Charles V stayed during his visits to Maastricht between 1519 and 1550. Over centuries, the building underwent several large-scale renovations after which it gained its current structure. In the inner courtyard, you will find carved portrait medallions of Charles V and his wife, Isabella of Portugal, serving as a reminder of that time. The Spanish Government is open every day (except Monday) between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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