The Showroom

Maastricht ceramics and glass sale

2 till 4 December 2022

What we now know as Bureau Europa was once the Directors’ Villa of the Sphinx: a beautiful building with a rich history. For three days in December, we bring The Showroom of the Sphinx factories back to life with a ceramics and glassware sale.

To celebrate Maastricht ceramic culture, the old showroom of Bureau Europa will have its ancient glory restored. A three-day interpretation of the showroom will hearken back to the early 20th century.

The building of Bureau Europa opened in 1911 as the foremost showroom of Sphinx, Maastricht's most famous industry, along Boschstraat. The old showroom at Bureau Europa was once full of glass, crystal and porcelain ready for retail, and a statue of Petrus Regout, the factories’ founder, overlooked the chamber. As a celebration of ceramics, we shall revive this space to its former glory in a three-day interpretation of the former Sphinx showroom. As in the past, ceramics and glassware from Maastricht are on sale. 

Dates Friday 2 - Sunday 4 December
Opening hours 12.00 - 17.00 h.
Admission €3,- per person
Tickets only available online; booking in advance is strongly advised!

Impressions of The Showroom in 2021 (photo's Moniek Wegdam)