Bookstore Dominicanen, located in a former Dominican church, is one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world. And that's not just our opinion - a prominent culture website from the United States agrees with us! Each year the American website draws up a list of the twenty most beautiful bookshops in the world, and Maastricht's Dominicanen is always on the list! And when you see it, you'll understand exactly why. You'd be forgiven for just coming to Polare to admire the seven-hundred-year-old building, but you'd be missing out! The bookshop also offers the biggest collection of new and used books in Maastricht. You can easily lose track of time wandering among the shelves looking for the latest bestseller or a one-of-a-kind gift. Do you need a break? Make your way to the church's former choir, where you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a sweet snack at the famous Blanche Dael Coffeelovers. You may just see a famous author or interesting speaker giving autographs, holding a debate, or giving a lecture! The café also regularly hosts musical performances.
Bookstore Dominicanen is more than just the best address in Maastricht and the surrounding area for new books. Second-hand book enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them on the upper floors. In Dominicanen's used books section, you have a good chance of finding that one out-of-print book you've been looking for, or a first edition of your favourite novel.