Haas Op Het Vrijthof Maastricht Reviewed – The Famous Vrijthof Square

Maastricht is a town and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands. It is one of the most gorgeous cities in Holland. Maastricht is also known for the Maastricht treaty, the treaty that started the process of creating the Euro. Today I am reviewing the Haas Op Het Vrijthof a luxury guest house, which is over looking the famous Vrijthof square. Het Vrijthof is a beautiful square in the center of old town Maastricht, paved with old cobblestones and surrounded by trees. There are many nice restaurants and there is a lovely atmosphere in where you can sit outside and watch how the locals live.

I have been told that, the people from Maastricht dream of spending a night at the famous Vrijthof square. I walked from the train station to Vrijthof Square and if weather permitting I would highly recommend this. It gave me an instant feel of this fantastic city and what it has to offer.

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River Meuse, I crossed this river to go from the train station to the Maastricht city centre.

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Vrijthof Square with view towards the Basilica of Saint Servatius

Basilica of Saint Servatius

My view from my large salon room was the Basilica of Saint Servatius, which is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Servatius. This architecturally hybrid but mainly Romanesque church is situated next to the Gothic church of Saint John, backing onto the Maastricht’s Vrijthof square. I am a lover of church bells so it was for me the perfect sound to fall asleep to. And as for a wake up call, what an amazing alarm clock.

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Basilica of Saint Servatius at 5 am

 

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Basilica of Saint Servatius at 3 pm – taken from my room

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Superior Suite With Terrace And Kitchen

The Superior Suite in which I stayed was huge, 120 square meters to be exact. It consisted of a terrace and kitchen and it was the largest of the 6 guest house rooms. I did take a look at the others rooms and they were just as gorgeous, it just depends all on the budget.

The salon living room gave me panoramic views of the famous Vrijthof square. The interior design was of an Art Deco style and I loved the old 1920’s copper fireplace, it gave the perfect cosy feeling. I loved the ceiling light which displayed paper notes about guest writing down their experiences about their stay at Haas op het Vrijthof. It was a nice personal touch and I took the time to read what the guests had to say about their stay here. As we know tobacco brown is trending in both fashion, cars and also in the Haas op het Vrijthof, it is a timeless colour with furniture too.

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Tobacco brown trending in fashion and cars for 2017

The Superior Suite contained a separate room with fully-equipped high specification kitchen, including a dish washer and microwave oven. The kitchen is connected to the private green terrace. For those that choose to cook, there is a supermarket (Albert Heijn) literally 5 minutes walk away. If you can’t be bothered going out for a drink there was a well stocked mini-bar.

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Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The two bedrooms were prepared with three comfortable beds in total. There was one double master bedroom and one single bedroom. The double master had lots of space for my clothes and shoes. The attention to detail was simple and it matched will within this gorgeous suite. The ornaments and a combination of hardwood flooring and stone is why my stay was delightfully relaxing. I just loved waking up at anytime and appreciating how it would feel to live here. Because the bedrooms were completely tucked away at the back of the suite, it was dead quite. So even during peek summer time,  you will not hear the locals and tourists late at night enjoying what the Vrijthof square has to offer.

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There were two high specification fitted separate bathrooms, which was fabulous. I could see they have used high quality materials, throughout the suite. There was one dedicated shower and one dedicated big bath, and a separate toilet. Having good bathrooms really made stay so relaxing.

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The Superior Suite had a private elevator which is great for those that have lots of luggage, you can avoid the stairs and no one else can use the elevator but you.

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Breakfast

I could choose my breakfast time, I just had to let the staff know the night before. I had an option whether to eat in the main reception or in my salon suite. With such an amazing place, I chose to stay in and soak up the morning with my breakfast. Breakfast was freshly made including a freshly squeezed orange juice and a wealth of choice regarding cheeses. What a lovely way to wake up.

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Wine Cellar & Marble Art

I loved the Wine Cellar as it was experiences like this that make my stay worth coming back for. I was given a key which allowed me access to a small selection of wine in the cellar. There was a wine menu in your suite to choose by. I opted for Alpostelhoeve/ Auxerrois 2014 Maastricht. It was very nice, a perfect beverage for summer. Also what was amazing was walking down the staircase was the marble effect paint. Marble was very expensive to purchase and therefore to cut costs they learn the art of painting the replica. This is now a very rare skill to find. Haas Op Het Vrijthof outsources this to the locals to maintain. Regarding the wooden floors, I love the sound it made throughout the corridor and my salon suite, it reminded me of the history I was experiencing.

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Maastricht

Maastricht was a beautiful city worth visiting. The boutiques and shops with their interior design were stunning and is what made this city that extra special. The restaurant choices were endless and the squares are why I love Europe so much. I walked around the city including the river for hours and I did not get tired of this gorgeous European safe city. For those choosing to stay here then, the Haas Op Het Vrijthof is perfect because you get a real experience of how the locals live here. For me my stay was extra special because of where the Haas Op Het Vrijthof location was. The salon suite was spacious and had a gorgeous feel to it. Do to its seize it makes the perfect place to come with a group of friends to chill and appreciate the Dutch culture. I was also impressed how the men dressed in the shops. If you are looking for a photo shoot opportunity this salon suite ticked all the boxes and the lighting was perfect. You can never overdress here in Maastricht.

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Gracie Opulanza
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Global menswear and luxury lifestyle journalist. I love to unearth hidden gems. Co-founder and editor of MenStyleFashion.com. GracieOpulanza.com is my personal blog.

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