- May 9, 2008
References: kiwicollection
Who knew Gothic architecture could be so unbelievably funky and hip? Kruisherenhotel, located in Maastricht, Netherlands proves that it can be. We've seen renovated churches as homes, but this 15th century monastery is a beautiful example of how the ancient old world architecture can thrive today and become a modern day vacation destination.

Don't let the outside walls fool you that it will be a museum-like blast from the past; all of the interior design is on the cutting edge of modern decor, with bright colours, contemporary furniture and extremely vibrant paintings.

The Dutch building has a preserved courtyard which, with the addition of modern flood lights, could be even more glorious than when it was first erected. The dining hall is even more marvelous, the old-fashioned banquet tables flooded by disco pink lights.