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Dinghuis, Maastricht: 12 reviews and 18 photos


The Dinghuis is a buiding from the 15 th. century and is called Ding (lawsuit)- huis, because it used to be a court. The attick of the building was used as the city prison. For a long time this building was the highest one in Maastricht, and in those days the town-trumpeter had his place in the tower of the building as a fire-watch. Funny detail: when Maastricht was burning - somewhere in the 18 century, the trumpeter forgot to give an alarm - maybe he was a sleep or drunk - and therefore the attick became his new location in the building. The building thus is a good example of the fact that many old Maastricht buildings served for different functions in the past. Nowadays the VVV - tourist information - is situated in the building. The dinghuis is build in Renaissance style and has a lot of fine details, note f.e. that the clock on the building has only one hand. The building is open to public from monday-friday 9 am-6pm, saterday from 9 am - 5 pm

Address: kleine staat 1
Directions: old town, central shopping street
Phone: 043-3252121

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  • Written Dec 13, 2002
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