Museum aan het Vrijthof
Made in Maastricht
500 years ago, Maastricht was a city where creative entrepreneurship reigned supreme, and the foundations of cultural identity were laid. Several rooms in the Spaans Gouvernement have been furnished as period rooms. Video projections and sound fragments take you on a journey to the past. Admire objects varying from furniture to horse pistols, from silver candlesticks to timepieces, and from glassware to porcelain. In addition to this permanent exhibit, there are also temporary exhibits on display at the Museum aan het Vrijthof.
Spaans Gouvernement (Spanish Government)
The Spanish Government is a 16th century chapter house, where Charles V stayed during his visits to Maastricht between 1519 and 1550. 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.