"Pater Vinktoren" Top 5 Page for this destination City walls Tip by ger4444

City walls, Maastricht: 26 reviews and 47 photos


The pater Vinktoren is an interesting feature of the old townwalls. This tower is situated next to a part of an old townwall with two round bastions, that tell an important historic tale. The bastion called "The five heads" reffers to a crude event, somewhere in the 17 th. century, when a father, called Vink, was decapitated for conspiracy with the Spanish. His head - together with the heads ofhis four accomplices, were put on sticks at the round bastion as a statement to scare the Maastricht people. The tower in which he was prisoned untill that very moment is the Pater Vink toren and the round bastion called
"Five heads" was the place of action. Nowadays, the place is a peacefull, quied place, surrounded by a beautifull park. Sitting at the top of the old round bastion you'd probably feel more relaxed than Vink did during his last minutes...

Directions: stokstraatkwartier

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  • Written Dec 13, 2002
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