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Netherlands: Basilica of Saint Servaas and Saint Janskerk fromt the Hendrik van Veldeke Square, Maastricht
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Southeast of the Vrijthof, set in gardens in the Henric van Veldekeplein, is a statue (by Charles Vos, 1934) of the first Dutch poet, Henric van Veldeke, best known for his translation of the legend of St Servatius. You can also see the Sint-Janskerk, one of the most distinctive buildings in the city center. It was erected in honor of St. John the Baptist. The original church was built in the 13th century, but the current church dates back to the 14th century. The church has a distinctive red tower and a small bell called the “gate clock”. The building is one of many Gothic constructions in Maastricht.    Next to Sint Janskerk is the St Servaas Basilica, the most famous religious building in Maastricht. It was built on the site of St. Servatius’ grave. The building’s architectural style is Romanesque but some Gothic elements were added later. The church was erected between the 11th and 13th centuries.

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