Waanders In De Broeren
Waanders In De Broeren
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Henrii001
47 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Thanks to its location in one of Zwolle’s historic churches this place truly is a wonderful hidden gem. The menu offers a variety of healthy and (to a large degree) vegetarian lunches. Combined with the setting and the adjourning book store the atmosphere is cosy and of a high-quality. Despite the location in a church it never gets too loud. The staff also is very friendly and competent.
Written 31 December 2019
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N A
8 contributions
Dec 2019
The place is amazing and massive! Too many books to look at and too many random tiny things you never thought you’d need 🙈. I’d did spark a reading urge so I ended up getting a book to read! However, most of the books are in Dutch even tho the website said “English section” the section was really small and mainly offered fiction/horror and literature. So, if you’re looking for English books outside that genera. I think ordering them online would be the better way to go.

Lastly! Their gift wrapping is beautiful and I highly recommend it 💗

Already been there 3x in my stay in zwolle and definitely going again before leaving 💖
Written 29 December 2019
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MikeWells90
Brighton and Hove, UK2,085 contributions
Sep 2019
Not to be missed if you are visiting Zwolle. Superb use of old church
for new uses. As religious observance declines throughout most of
Europe new uses must be found for attractive old churches. Waanders
In De Zwolle is a classic example of a very successful conversion
of an old church to new uses. All church decor of is retained including
the pipe organ which is still sometimes played and stained glass windows.
The main use is as a bookshop which includes a good English language
section. The other uses are a restaurant and a tourist information point.
I was very impressed by this church conversion and I strongly
recommended a visit, especially if you are interested in church architecture
and conversion of old buildings to new uses.
Written 26 September 2019
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RDWilde
Turnhout, Belgium222 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a nice place to shop, eat and drink. The people from the bookstore and the cafe are very friendly and correct. We enjoyed a local beer, and bought not just books but also some small gifts.
Written 5 August 2019
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Looking_for_charme
Bergen, Norway1,197 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We haven´t bought anything in the book store, but we always do sit down in the cafeteria with a coffee and a cake. The atmosphere is just great!
Written 30 June 2019
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Miran D
Huizen, The Netherlands1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Friends
have a cup of coffee and chill in the beautiful atmosphere of the old, renovated church.
browse between all kind of new book, relax and read.
the ceiling painting are so beautiful
Written 20 March 2019
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Mireille B
Ramnicu Valcea, Romania680 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I went on a short trip to Zwolle by train ,the Dominican church was on my list ...I discovered it easily and they gave me a map of the city at the entrance .Maybe the Dominicans prayed for their historic church ,it was saved by books .I was really impressed by the beauty of the original bookstore ,I had a cup of coffee and a cake inside and I bought a travel book in English .It was full of people...
Written 3 December 2018
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willem th v
Olsberg, Germany115 contributions
Nov 2018
A place you mustvisit. Best bookshop in the Netherlands. Built in a historical church and
Environment with exceptional architectural changes. Extensive seclection of books in many different languages. A restaurant with simple but good qualty dishes is avalable on the other side of this bookshop/church.
Written 6 November 2018
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,262 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 book here, but the copy that was available was clearly well thumbed in the in-house restaurant. Moreover, Waanders couldn't provide us with a fresh out-of-the box copy, so we left the store empty handed.
Written 1 September 2018
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Patricia M
Lebanon52 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
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...
Written 26 August 2018
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  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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