Best bookstores in the Netherlands

For those of you who know me, or who have been following this blog for a while, know I’m a huge bookworm. I always look up books to read that are set in the area I’m visiting or written by authors from that country. In addition to that, I always love to find the best bookstores in town and have a list of bookstores I still want to visit. In today’s post, I want to show you all of the beautiful bookstores my own country has to offer! Time for a list of the 3 must-visit bookstores in the Netherlands!

Dominicanen, Maastricht

Located in an old church. the lighting very bad for pictures that really don’t do the store justice, Dominicanen in the southern parts of the Netherlands (easy access to or from Belgium or Germany!) is really special. It really still has that ambience a church would have, but instead it’s filled with books. There’s also a big English section, lots of second-hand books and special editions.

Waanders in de Broeren, Zwolle

I think I like this one even more. Waanders in de Broeren in Zwolle is also built in an old church, but the vibe here is different, as you can see on the pictures. It’s calm and relaxing and gives you the feeling you can wander around for hours. Which you could, because not only is this a beautiful store, they have loads of gorgeous books that keep you browsing.

Broese, Utrecht

Broese in Utrecht is a special favourite of mine, because I worked here for a bit and it was my favourite store when I was studying in the city. They recently moved into a new building and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Colorful and playful sections for the children’s books, nice and calm areas for the grown-ups.

What’s your favourite bookstore?


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