Maastricht Convention Bureau

Bookstore Dominicanen

Bookstore Dominicanen

Welcome to one of the most stunning bookstores in the world. Located in a 13th century gothic church building, the book store will leave your event delegates in awe – whether you drop in for a visit during a Maastricht city tour, for a coffee break or an intimate event.

While Dominicanenkerk is not an event venue per se, it is one of the locations that should find its way to your event itinerary. Newspaper The Guardian called it ‘The fairest bookshop of the world, a bookshop made in heaven’. The 700-year old Dominicanenkerk is a national monument with a rich history and a unique atmosphere. And the moment you set foot into the building you will know why.

Take a heavenly event break

The church was initially built as cloister. After the cloister’s suspension at the end of the 18th century the building served as venue for a variety of religious and non-religious purposes. This includes a library, postal office, exhibition space, carnival venue, bicycle shed and finally bookstore. Dominicanenkerk also houses a coffee shop from where you can marvel at the century old frescoes. A small event space is also available. Take your delegates on a memorable event break that will not only leave them in awe, but also inspired.

Rooms Overview

Name Dimensions Capacity Facilities
Width in m Length in m Height in m Surface in m2 Capacity in theatre layout Capacity in cabaret layout Capacity in school layout Capacity in U layout Capacity in boardroom layout Capacity in carré layout Capacity for parties Capacity for lunch / dinner Room with daylight Air Conditioning
Cafetaria 8 9 30 72 70 30 40 yes yes
Plein 6 7 30 42 150 150 yes yes
Geheel (whole) 25 35 30 800 150 150 500 yes yes


Dominicanerkerkstraat 1
6211 CZ Maastricht
Phone: +31 (0)43 41 000 10 E-mail: [javascript protected email address]
Venue: Party or dinner location, Special venue
Location: Maastricht centre, Maastricht including center
Free WIFI: Yes