The ‘Hof van Slijpe’ at Bouillonstraat 8–10 is named after the magistrate family Van Slijpe, one of the most influential protestant regent families who owned the property from the mid-17th century until the beginning of the 19th century. The ‘Hof van Slijpe’ consists of a complex of buildings situated around a trapezoid-shaped courtyard. While the architectural components date primarily from the 17th century, they were drastically renovated in the third quarter of the 18th century. The 17th-century elements can now only be seen in the courtyard and a few of the interiors.
The new University College Maastricht (UCM) was temporarily housed on the premises starting in mid-2002, prior to moving to its longer term accommodation at Zwingelput 4. No renovation was performed at the time, though a few basic speech and data facilities were added. Bouillonstraat 8–10 is currently still used by the Faculty of Humanities and Science.