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The Vrijthof Museum is an institution dedicated to art and culture. It is located in the heart of the city of Maastricht, in one of the oldest buildings in the city, which was once the residence of the Dutch king Charles V Habsburg. The museum's main gem is the Wagner-De Wit collection.
The Wagner-De Wit collection consists of exhibits collected by Frederik Wagner and Ambrosina de Wit. The foundation of their collection is the work of Dutch and Flemish masters from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. In addition, we will also find paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, tapestries, historical furniture, objects made of crystal or antique coins.
The establishment of the museum dates back to 1973, although it gained great popularity only after reopening in 2012. Large-scale renovation, renovation and extension was possible thanks to the purchase of the property, which originally belonged to the Spanish government. Today, the museum consists of three parts: the main building from the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries, a covered courtyard and an 18th-century building taken over from the Spaniards.