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Address: Vrijthof 24, 6211 LE Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 043/325-21-21
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striking red tower

nice, unique red tower outside, next to the St. Servaas church in the famous central square of the city. very austere inside, but great view after climbing the tower. Payed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ploiesti, Romania
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Ploiesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

nice, unique red tower outside, next to the St. Servaas church in the famous central square of the city. very austere inside, but great view after climbing the tower. Payed parking under the square.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Sint Janskerk sits so strikingly against the skyline because of the red tower. The red is a product of a specific chemical reaction that prevented the construction materials (marlstone) from creating a plaster that built up and fell off. The vibance of the tower colour suggests that the inside is going to be wild and wonderful. Well ... no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This church was built by the Catholics and then given to the Protestants when Maastricht had two lords. It is now clearly Calvinist and thus very simple inside. Worth a visit but nothing special

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This 14th/15th Century church is simplistic inside with enough to give most time to sit and ponder or reflect - a peaceful, plain interior. For us the high point was literally that... this church has a spire that you can climb - but it is not for the faint hearted. The spiral stone stairway is quite narrow and steep and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

it's all about the tower! its redness can only be compared to Vritjhof, but it's a tower, a very high tower. It's definitely eye catching!

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Weirton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

One of the best places that we stopped in The Netherlands. Be sure to take your camera and a note book. There are too many facts about the place to try to remember them all.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The church and tower are obviously awesome, but if you visit on November 11 of each year, you ll have an experience of a lifetime at the square near this place! Everyone will be disguised and dancing, an incredible festive mood will be ongoing! Do not miss it on this date!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice, attractive to the eyes, red tower that deceives you from the outside that it has richer history that the surrounding churches. The church from inside doesn't have much unless if you go up the tower and enjoy the view, however, from outside its definitely an eye catching.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The St. John's characteristic red tower is useful for orientation when walking the city, as it is placed in the center of town. The tower of this church is also climbable during the times the church is opened for visitors. This makes it the highest viewable point in the city. The interior of this protestant church is very sober in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The distinct red towering spire of this Gothic Protestant Church guides you into the Vrijhoh district of Maastrict. Pick up an informative brochure as you do a self-guided free tour of this church. They have the brochures in English and are quite informative.

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