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Waanders In De Broeren

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Makes you want to read

Something magical about this place that makes u want to read... by simply oassing by, you feel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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An Architectural Gem in Zwolle

If you're in Zwolle, go check out Waanders In De Broeren, it's a most beautiful church conversion... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't a new idea, converting an abandoned church into a book store. The "Dominikanen" in Maastricht is a huge success and very impressive. Waanders in "DE Broeren" has a comparable ambiance, but as a book store it was disappointing. We wanted to buy a...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Something magical about this place that makes u want to read... by simply oassing by, you feel magnetically attracted to go and search...for a book... for a story... for answers... no matter wamt..just go in...

Thank PatriciaM7262
Reviewed 19 July 2018

If you're in Zwolle, go check out Waanders In De Broeren, it's a most beautiful church conversion into a modern stylish bookshop, which the photographs cannot capture. Just marvel, or stop for a coffee. (The coffee area clearly converts to a performance space, marvellous).

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Waanders publishers did a very good job in Zwolle! As a model, they used the bookshop in the Dominicanen church in Maastricht. They succeeded in building a bookshop that can easily be compared with the Dominicanen. it is beautiful! The ancient building not only houses...More

Thank A-flying-Dutchman
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Waanders in De Broeren is an excellent venue where a beautiful church, meets a bookshop and a coffee/lunch place. It is big and beautiful. Not to be missed!

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place was on our bucketlist for Zwolle. And it didn't disappoint us. Inside it still looks like a church, but there are books, presents, art ... Nice place to stroll arount and buy books (mostly in Dutch)

Thank stevenenhilde
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Waanders is a very large bookshop (and more) located in a beautiful deconsecrated church. The bookshop carries mostly Dutch books and magazines, plus a small English literature section. It also has a few souvenirs etc. The cafe occupies 1/3 of the space and serves a...More

Thank Krugg31
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you come to Zwolle, dont forget to wander around in this amazing old church which is changed to this nice book shop! The typical things from the church are still visible and that makes the whole atmosphere so special. There are many categories of...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Wanders in de Broeren has been on my to do list for a long time since I read this place from a magazine few years ago which looks equally amazing as el Ateneo in Buenos Aires. The church is located in center of Zwolle old...More

Thank MokeyMok
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I had been told that this was an amazing building and amazing concept - a bookstore in an old church - but until you see it you can't really grasp it. The location of a bookstore is an important thing. It can make or break...More

Thank Barry M
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