A new part of Maastricht.

Industrial and exceptional are two words that perfectly describe the Sphinxkwartier. Built in the industrial heritage where the industrial revolution of the Netherlands once started with the former Sphinx factories. This is the place where you can discover the rugged and new part of Maastricht. Within walking distance from the historical city centre.

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Park and accessibility.

Park at P+W Frontenpark or P Sphinx for a spot right in the heart of the Sphinxkwartier! The entrances and exits are located on Frontensingel. Once parked, you can walk to Boschstraat via the Sphinx site in just a few minutes, or continue on to Markt square and Vrijthof square.

Discover.

‘The person who is willing to say yes to experience is the person who discovers new frontiers.’

Industrial and exceptional are two words that perfectly describe the Sphinxkwartier. Explore the boundaries and push the limits in this rugged and new part of Maastricht. Meet, enjoy, discover, work, live, and relax in this brand-new district. The range of choice is extensive and it is up to you to decide! See the entire offer on the map or scroll down to meet the residents.

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Sphinx.

History

‘And the spirit of revolution will not die while the hearts of these workers continue to beat.’ – Ernst Toller

The founding of Petrus Regout’s glass and earthenware companies marks a turning point in Maastricht’s history. The establishment of the factories on Boschstraat kick-started industrialization in the Netherlands, with Regout becoming the country’s first major industrialist.

Until the middle of the twentieth century, Sphinx was the largest employer in Maastricht but later merged with another of the city’s pottery companies, the Société Céramique. Production was concentrated in the factories on Boschstraat, and Sphinx continued as the public limited company NV Sphinx Céramique.

Just before the turn of the millennium, the Finnish company Sanitec took over the business. In 2006, the production department was relocated to the Beatrixhaven industrial estate. Sphinx closed its doors at this location only a few years later, although a showroom remained open in Maastricht until 2015. From April 2020, the brand name ‘Sphinx’ will cease to exist and will be replaced by the name of the new owner, Geberit.

Nowadays, most of the Sphinx premises have been redeveloped as contemporary, individual spaces. However, the traces of the industrial heritage remain clearly visible in all buildings. For additional information, please visit the Sphinxpassage exhibition to discover the story of Sphinx or visit one of the new businesses in the old factories!

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