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Not just any bookstore, the Selexyz Dominicanen Book Store in Maastricht, Netherlands was previously a church that was constructed in 1294. It's located between Maastricht's two major squares - the Markt and the Vrijthof - and is run by a large Dutch chain in collaboration with the city council. Continue reading for more.


The location has not been used as a church for over 200 years. Before becoming a bookstore it served as a bicycle storage, exam hall for students, a Christmas market and venue for various shows and events. While some may find this usage peculiar, there are actually a significant number of abandoned churches in the Netherlands, many of them hundreds of years old.

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This entry was posted on 04/17/2013 03:00am and is filed under Architechture, Creative, Design, Travel .
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