Friday, August 21, 2009

Belgian Sweets in Holland

Yummie breads and cakes in this bakery located in Wyck,
a district in Maastricht (near the Railway Station)with a a special ambiance and lots of trendy shops.

As you know we did a lot of shopping in Maastricht, not only on the Craftparking fair! In Maastricht we visited a very famous bookshop: 'Selexyz Dominikanen, a bookshop located in a 16th century Dominicaner church, described als the most beautiful bookshop in the world in the Guardian!

There I stumbled upon the book 'Sweet Belgium', (weird to be in a Dutch bookshop to find a book about Belgian Sweets!) a little description:
Belgium is world famous for it's delicious chocolates, but it has many more sweets to offer to sugar lovers! Sweet Belgium pictures more than 150 sweets, with mouth watering photographs, nice descriptions (in 3 languages) and fascinating details. Give in to the temptation of waffles, chocolates, biscuits, cakes, pastries and many more...

I thought this book would be the perfect gift for Apple, the Chinese fiance of my brother. It's so cool to learn from each others food and kitchen! The first time we met Apple we overloaded her with Belgian chocolates :-) In return we get to know the real Chinese kitchen, and I must say, we like it!
Inside the beautiful bookshop

Some pictures of the book 'Sweet Belgium'


Saskia said...

De beste zoetigheid en chocolade komen inderdaad uit Belgiƫ... ik ondervind dit elke dag... :) !!

Zonnige groetjes,
Saskia :)

Anna+Lila said...

oh my those sweets look so good!

Paperfection said...

Hmm, de beste snoepjes komen inderdaad uit die contreien. Wat een gemis hier in Spanje ;-) !

Nicole said...

After the sweets it was hard to keep going. :) Mmmmmm..... I'm very envious.

kraplap said...

ohhhh that bookshop ! Next time if we come to Maastricht we certainly must take more days, because I want to visit all those trendy shops and that bookshop of course ! And that book would be great for Pieter too; are there recepies in it too ?

ArtMind said...

Hmmm, one of the reasons I love living in Belgium! ;)
Wyck is such a fun part of Maastricht and not as busy as in the center of the city. It has lots of cool shops, hasn't it? :)

mamutopia said...

I visited the same bakery and went to that bookshop too! And I ate a really delicious piece of carrot cake in the bookshop :)