Boekhandel Dominicanen

Boekhandel Dominicanen, Maastricht: Hours, Address, Boekhandel Dominicanen Reviews: 4.5/5

Boekhandel Dominicanen
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Scenic Walking Areas
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Arden G
Haarlem, The Netherlands9 contributions
Couples
Absolutely charming! The store is a sight to see and offers three stories of books and wonderment. There’s a modest English section on the second floor as well as a few old/antique books on the top floor. The books are priced quite high comparative to other shops but it’s worth it for the visit and a nice espresso in the accompanying cafe.
Written July 26, 2020
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Ian G
Belgium8 contributions
Great selection of all kinds of books, in different languages, very extensive, some quite select, betrays it's a university town. Wonderful space in some kind of old church or monastery or whatever it is, repurposed for this. With cafe space with people either talking to each other in a pleasant way or reading something interesting, Very good for the atmosphere, even if you don't buy anything. But the selection of books is so extensive and eclectic chances are you will some cross something you will want to possess. At peak times it can get crowded. At least worth popping into for a moment for the visual. Enjoy.
Written January 28, 2020
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Marah
Kampen, The Netherlands216 contributions
Couples
Must visit when you're in Maastricht and you love books. Reminded me of the bookstore in Zwolle, though this church seems older. Nice collection of books in the shop. Visited during COVID-times and it got very busy. They have a one-way route in the shop, but loads of people are just wandering around and the staff doesn't really seem to mind. Got a bit annoying as some of the higher level areas are quite narrow.
Written July 21, 2020
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Fleur
Emmen, The Netherlands54 contributions
Couples
We visited the place on a random saturday after the holidays, but it was really really crowded. Anyway, big book selection, live music, nice church. The only negative thing is the state of the restrooms. Needs an upgrade and better maintenance.
Written January 7, 2020
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Bas
Maastricht, The Netherlands23 contributions
Definitely a impressive store interior and understandably a sight seeing highlight for the town. Sadly that really doesn’t make it a nice bookstore, or even coffee place, most of the time I walk in the place is filled with people just taking in the sights and much of the ground floor caters to that with gadgety swag and pulp to push displays. Not much m2 is actually devoted to a broad and deep selection of books which is what you expect from a large bookstore, also with the place being often crowded by the selfie herds not a nice atmosphere to browse or get assistance from staff. I’d prefer a more boring multi department bookstore over this attraction.
Written January 10, 2020
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Guido S
Duiven, The Netherlands3,161 contributions
Couples
Awesome bookstore, from the outside a church but the inside is clearly a bookstore.

Nice people because one asked if the fog was thirtsty and she brought some water.

The bookstore has a good selection of magazines, books about art and computer science, and much more! But tgese categories have my special interest and from my experiences, I can tell it is a good selection.
Typical (without the strict corona rules) you can drink a coffee here as well!
Written April 25, 2021
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Zuzana S
70 contributions
This bookshop is such a wonderful place to get lost in for hours. Wide choice of books in Dutch, English and some other languages. A lot of beautiful book accessories, stationery and cards. Everytime we visit Maastricht we pay this bookshop a visit. After the long exhausting browse for the books to bring home one can have some refreshment in Coffelovers café at the ground floor. There is a section of the shop dedicated to the littlest readers. Once we even had a chance to spend a full night inside the bookshop and it was unforgettable experience.
Written November 29, 2019
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OceanShark
Haarlem, The Netherlands3,712 contributions
Couples
This is picture perfect place!

This old church has been transformed into a book store. And it has still its original architecturual structure.

Take a nice cup of coffee / tea with a local delicious piece of pie.

Relax and enjoy before you enter the bookstore with a large assortiment of books for young and old.

They sell English books, altough Dutch is the main branche.

The church itself was built in the 13th century.
It consists of marl stone on a foundation of millstone-grit.

In 1796 the church’s ecclesiastical function ended and was used as stables, a bike shed, an exhibition space and a party hall.

Use of toilets are free of charge.
Written May 28, 2019
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Talie
32 contributions
Family
Do not miss this book store, it will be an experience you will never have again. The cafe at the back of the store is a perfect place to pause your day and take in the wonderful tea, coffee and treats. I can’t even explain the feeling you get when you enter this ancient church which has been restored to be a fascinating book store with thousands of books, music, magazines and loads of wonderful trinkets. A must see! Side effect is, you end up in the heart of Masstricht, a world heritage site, you won’t regret this visit.
Written March 12, 2019
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Natsso
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They have a lot of books in English, both modern and classics, a CD and disc section, and being inside a church was really unique.
Written October 26, 2020
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  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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