May 27, 2021. Article from the Limburger, by: Joos PhilippensPhoto credits: The Limburger.In these luxurious care suites, with butler and private terrace facing the Vrijthof, residents will soon have a view of André Rieu concerts.
Looking at Magic Maastricht and André Rieu. This should soon be possible from 23 luxury care suites at the Vrijthof in Maastricht. They include butler service and a private terrace on the square.Care centre "Battice Vrijthof" is to be built in two seventeenth-century buildings that are both national monuments. They are located between "the Theater at the Vrijthof" and the Theater Hotel (with Revue terrace). In 2017, La Place (chain of restaurants) had plans with the properties to connect them internally. The Welfare and Monuments Committee opposed this.The Eindhoven “Focus International Real Estate” is now committing to housing "at a very high level," a last place for people who are indeed needing care. "Where better to spend your last years of life than here," says Ruud Jacobs. In addition to the butler service and a private screened terrace on the Vrijthof, residents can count on an atrium, courtyard garden, library and lounge.“Focus”, which previously developed the Looiershof district in Maastricht, has agreements with Valkenburger Jan Huynen about the acquisition of the buildings. The asking price for the two monuments was several million. The Vrijthof is a very expensive place, Jacobs acknowledges, but Focus does have the finances for the 23 luxury care suites. Of course, the care suites fall into the category of "expensive rent." "We really can't name a price yet, it's too early for that." Care costs are financed through the Long-Term Care Act."Battice Vrijthof" is due to open its doors in the middle of next year providing proceedings are favorable. "There's a principle request from the municipality, which we hope to get certainty about soon," Jacobs said. "We have a 20-year contract with a healthcare provider. It looks very positive."Thanks to John for the translation.Note: The owner of the two national monuments is the Maastricht company “Sogecom”.The private limited company Sogecom Energy Holding B.V. is located at Vrijthof 48 in Maastricht and is active in the Engineering branch and other technical design and advice functions.