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Truly Novel Bookstores

"Polare Maastricht, a bookshop housed in a centuries-old Dominican church [in Maastricht, Netherlands] . . . . Dutch design firm Merkx and Girod made dramatic use of the huge space, creating multistory steel shelving." "Truly Novel Bookstores," by Jemima Sissons. Wall Street Journal (July 6 - 7, 2013).

from Wanderlustingk: Adventures Abroad

Maastricht: The Dutch Architecture & Foodie Paradise You'll Not Want to Miss

Visiting the Netherlands? Don't miss Maastricht, the beautiful city that is a Dutch architecture, food, and history gem that is a favorite of many Dutchies. It’s only 2.5 hours by train from Amsterdam, perfect for a romantic weekend away or a day trip with lots of things to do! Get a FREE map, itinerary (with tips for regional food & a beautiful church bookstore), and travel advice for experiencing Limburg at its foodie best…