In a September edition of Beautiful Bookstores we asked the question, “Is Polare Maastricht the most beautiful bookstore in the world?” While many readers agreed that Polare Maastricht is indeed a gorgeous building, one commenter suggested that another Dutch church-turned-bookstore has it beat. Well, we took a look at that bookstore, Waanders In de Broeren, and have to agree with Sabine that it has seamlessly integrated the original architecture of a Catholic church with that of a modern bookshop.
As you can see, Waanders is much more than a bookstore. It’s also a shop for art and music lovers, a concert hall and a cultural exhibition arena. It even has it’s own brasserie!
Sounds like we’ve got a second bookstore to add to our dream Dutch vacation!
What do you think? How does Waanders stack up against the rest of the beautiful bookstore competition?
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