On a stone's throw away from the Frontenpark, around the former Sphinxfactories, a new district is being created: the Sphinxkwartier. The Sphinxkwartier is an unpolished and unusual part of Maastricht, where more than 100,000 m2 of industrial heritage is being repurposed. At a crawling distance from the old historic city centre, you can visit a new district with plenty of space for culture, innovation, retail, catering and living.
Industrial & unusual
A new part of Maastricht, just that tiny bit different. That is the best way to describe the industrial Sphinxkwartier. On the edge of the historic city centre you can sleep, shop, work, eat, drink and enjoy (arthouse) films and music in former factory buildings.
Culture in the Sphinxkwartier
With parties such as Lumière Cinema, the Muziekgieterij, Bureau Europa, Landbouwbelang, the Sphinxpassage and Pathé in close vicinity of each other, the Sphinxkwartier is pre-eminently an area where culture in its broadest form thrives. Events like Museum Night, Bruis, Fashion Clash, Het Parcours and the Photo Festival Maastricht make the picture complete.
Business opportunities in the dynamic Sphinxkwartier
The Student Hotel, Nieuwe Stroom, and The European Journalism Centre are just a few examples of businesses that successfully established themselves in the iconic Eiffelbuilding (Eiffelgebouw). If you have a creative or innovative company to add to that list, then you are the entrepreneur we are looking for to fill the remaining business premises.
Living in the Sphinxkwartier
People live, work and spend their free time in the bustling Sphinxkwartier. In the coming years, approximately 700 new homes and apartments will be built on the site next to the iconic Eiffelbuilding.
European recognition for the Sphinxkwartier
Maastricht's Sphinxkwartier district is an anchor point along the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). ERIH anchor points are heritage sites of exceptional historical importance for industrial history. Maastricht's Sphinxkwartier, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the Netherlands, is designated as one of these points.
The history of the former Sphinxfactory has been given a permanent place in the 120-metre-long Sphinxpassage. In 26 chapters and almost 30.000 (Mosa) tiles the Sphinxpassage tells the story of the former Sphinxfactories. The Sphinxpassage is open daily from 08.00 hrs untill nightfall. Entrance is free of charge.
Parking in and around the Sphinxkwartier
Park at P Frontenpark or P Sphinx for a spot right in the heart of the Sphinxkwartier! The entrances and exits are located on Frontensingel. Once parked on P Sphinx you find yourself in the heart op the Sphinxkwartier. From P Frontenpark you only have to cross the Frontensingel to end up in the heart of the Sphinxkwartier. And of course - if need be - you can also easily visit Markt square and Vrijthof square.