Netherlands Dominicanen Bookstore

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Gert Lucas

Shoot with care
You need to consider that you are photographing in an 'operational' bookstore. There are no specific rules for entering, but please try to respect the privacy of the shop-clients. Put on your best spy-photography skills and dry to blend in and not to disturb the shop-visitors. This being said, the shop welcomes photographers as they provide free publicity on their socials and specific 'permission' to take photo's is not required.

About this spot
The Dominicanen Bookstore, also known as the Boekhandel Dominicanen, is a unique and beautiful bookstore located in the historic city center of Maastricht, in the southern part of the Netherlands. The bookstore is housed in a former Dominican church, which dates back to the 13th century.

The church was abandoned for many years before being converted into a bookstore in 2006. The conversion was a collaborative effort between the city of Maastricht and the Selexyz bookstore chain, and involved a careful restoration of the historic building while preserving many of its original features.

Today, the Dominicanen Bookstore is a popular destination for book lovers and architecture enthusiasts alike. The bookstore features a wide range of books in multiple languages, including Dutch, English, French, and German, and has a particular focus on art, architecture, and design.

One of the most striking features of the Dominicanen Bookstore is its stunning architecture. The interior of the bookstore is a beautiful blend of old and new, with modern bookshelves and lighting fixtures seamlessly integrated into the historic space. The nave of the church has been transformed into a spacious reading area, complete with comfortable chairs and tables.

The Dominicanen Bookstore has received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative design and use of a historic space. It is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world and is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Maastricht.

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