Since autumn 2006, you can find the extraordinary Dominicanen bookshop (formerly Selexyz Dominicanen and Polare Maastricht) in the centuries-old Dominican Church in Maastricht. Two hundred years ago, the church lost its sacred function, and it has served as a snake house, bicycle shed and carnival temple for many years since. Many Maastricht people have special memories here, such as the 'first kiss'. You can still feel this rich history in this beautiful location. Bookstore Dominicanen has a wide and deep range of public books, music and books for professionals. But also for non-book lovers, this is a place you must visit when in Maastricht. In the former chancel of the Dominican Church, you can enjoy a delicious cappuccino or lunch, provided by the famous Blanche Dael Coffeelovers (the Maastricht roasting house). Bookstore Dominicanen also serves as a cultural stage. It regularly hosts lectures, debates and musical performances, and has space for exhibitions. A stroll through the Dominican Church is an experience in itself; people don't call it the most beautiful bookstore in the world for nothing!