The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World

Completed in 2007 by Merkx + Girod Architecten, the Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Maastricht in the Netherlands is an incredible church conversion that was originally consecrated in 1294. posted on

© Roos Aldershoff

With land being a premium in the country, local governments have opted to convert and restore rather than demolish these historic abandoned buildings.

© Roos Aldershoff

© Roos Aldershoff

The location has not been used as a church for over 200 years. 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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