After the completion of the Muziekgieterij music venue in the former Timmerfabriek and the Brandweerkantine, you could say that the district's abandoned buildings and former factories are being used innovatively for creative entrepreneurs and cutting-edge projects. And don't forget the new Lumière Cinema overlooking 't Bassin, the romantic harbour.
Since September 2016, the Lumière cinema has been housed in a beautiful new building in the Sphinx quarter. This national monument was built in 1910 and functioned as a power plant for the manufacturing industry in the Sphinx quarter. The original atmosphere of the power plant – now serving as a restaurant and café – has been preserved through the use of original materials and objects. Showing more than 300 films a year, there is plenty to choose from.Buy your ticket now
Maastricht is a city where old and new come together, with famous as well as many hidden places. Here is a list of our favourites. Discover which district is your favourite.
Better known as the historic centre of Maastricht, this shopping paradise is surrounded by the most beautiful squares: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Markt, and Vrijthof.Binnenstad
Better known as the historic centre of Maastricht, this shopping paradise is surrounded by the most beautiful squares: Onze Lieve Vrouweplein, Markt, and Vrijthof.Wyck
Here you can soak up Maastricht's French vibes. This special part of the city centre is named after the tranquil Jeker river that flows through it.Jekerkwartier
Walk from the centre via Stadspark through Sint Pieter and discover this beautiful residential area overlooked by the majestic St. Pietersberg hill.Sint Pieter
The cutting-edge area of Maastricht, this district is an architectural gem, with a vast square, city library, and fine coffee shops.Céramique
A chic area of Maastricht: exclusive clothes shops, hidden places, and romantic squares such as Op de Thermen.Stokstraatkwartier