The Sphinx passage

Maastricht

The Sphinx passage is a 120-metre-long tiled and covered passageway connecting the Eiffel building with the Pathé cinema.

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The Sphinx passage is a 120-metre-long tiled and covered passageway connecting the Eiffel building with the Pathé cinema. Nearly 30,000 tiles bring to life the history of Sphinx together with words, images, and objects.

It is the longest tile tableau in the Netherlands, telling the story of Sphinx and Maastricht's ceramic industry in 26 chapters featuring tile tableaus of family portraits, factory buildings, tableware decorations, old advertisements, and toilet bowls. At a length of 120 metres, it is the longest covered tile tableau passage in the Netherlands.

See for yourself! The Sphinx passage can be visited daily …

The Sphinx passage is a 120-metre-long tiled and covered passageway connecting the Eiffel building with the Pathé cinema. Nearly 30,000 tiles bring to life the history of Sphinx together with words, images, and objects.

It is the longest tile tableau in the Netherlands, telling the story of Sphinx and Maastricht's ceramic industry in 26 chapters featuring tile tableaus of family portraits, factory buildings, tableware decorations, old advertisements, and toilet bowls. At a length of 120 metres, it is the longest covered tile tableau passage in the Netherlands.

See for yourself! The Sphinx passage can be visited daily for free. There are two entrances: at the Penintentenpoort gate, where the first chapter of the story begins, and at the Sphinxcour, where the last chapter ends. Visitors are welcome daily from 8:00 AM. During Magical Maastricht, the Sphinx passage is open daily until 8:00 PM. From 1 January to 1 March, the Sphinx passage closes at 6:00 PM. In the summer months, the passage is open until 10:00 PM; all other months it closes at 8:00 PM.

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