MAASTRICHT. Early on Thursday morning, two vans park in front of the administration building on the Minderbroedersberg. Brimming with (fake) pinewood branches, baubles and rope lights. First, a large frame comes out: green metal rings that form the basis of what will turn out to be an eight-metre-high Christmas tree in the hall. With a crew of five men and one woman, the team from 'Donkergroen Interieurbeplanting' dress the rings with branches and hang up baubles, Christmas bells and other ornaments. The job is completed in a couple of hour. Other locations in the city centre follow, the trees in Randwyck had been in place since Monday – 35 in total. After Maastricht, the Christmas service workers will continue. Over a period of two weeks, they will set up eight thousand trees, among others in all Dutch university buildings.