Sappi-Zuid - fotograaf Fred Berghmans


Developments within Belvédère continue in full swing. The coming years Belvédère focusses on the continuous development of the Frontenpark, The Radium, Retailpark Belvédère and the reallocation of 'Sappi-South' in combination with the Landbouwbelang. And of course: the tram Maastricht-Hasselt, with stop Sphinxkwartier as the first stop on Dutch soil.

Temporary stairs in the Frontenpark

New stairs Frontenpark

Permanent connection between Hoge and Lage Fronten

The temporary stairs between Low and High Fronten will be replaced by a new, permanent stairs.

Artist impression herontwikkeling Sappi Zuid - Belvédère WOM B.V.

Further investments in the Sphinxkwartier

Update 7 January 2021

On 7 January 2021, Sappi Maastricht and the Belvédère Wijkontwikkelingsmaatschappij (WOM) of the Municipality of Maastricht signed an agreement that finalized the sale of the southwestern part of the Maastricht paper mill site to the WOM. The purchase creates a win-win situation for both parties.

Maagdendries - foto Fred Berghmans

Future layout Maagdendries

Traffic flow on the maagdendries

In recent years, a considerable amount of work has been undertaken on and around the Maagdendries. Roads have been moved for the new Noorderbrugroute and the new neighbourhoods Lindenkruis and Sphinx-South have been built. Time to look ahead: when will the Maagdendries be tackled and what will the impact be on the traffic flow?

De mural van een zanglijster markeert de overgang tussen Sphinxkwartier en Frontenpark - fotograaf Fred Berghmans

Mural as a fitting entrance to the Sphinxkwartier

21 April 2020

At the intersection Boschstraat/Fransensingel artist Collin van der Sluijs - in collaboration with Maastricht Streetart - painted a huge mural of a song trush. The Sphinxkwartier now has an entrance that matches the industrial and unusual vibe of this new district.

Cokesfabriek rood gekleurd - foto Fred Berghmans

Studio Valentin Loellmann new owner Gasfactory

20 November 2019

On 1 December 2019, Valentin Loellmann started renovating the former Gasfactory, a.k.a. the Cokesfactory. The full restoration of the listed building is expected to take several years.

Uitreiking ERIH-plaquette aan wethouder Gert-Jan Krabbendam

European recognition of the Sphinxkwartier

9 October 2019

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.