Books about Belgium

Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent
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Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent

With this guide, you’ll ride bikes over cobblestone streets and embark on cruises through charming canals. Stop and smell the tulips as you hike past whirring windmills. Visit the ultramodern European Parliament. Explore beyond the cosmopolitan bustle of Brussels with trips to Ghent and Antwerp. When it’s time for a break, sample fine chocolates or sip local beers—each served in its own distinctive glass.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of the major cities. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions.
The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you to discover everything city-to-city, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK’s excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp effortlessly.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp truly shows you this region as no one else can.

Good Beer Guide Belgium
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Good Beer Guide Belgium

Building on 20 years of research, this is not just a beer guide, but a side door into the culture of a nation. Information for tourists traveling to one of the great beer nations includes comprehensive advice on getting there, being there, what to eat, where to stay, and how to bring beers back home. Tourists are guided to more than 600 quirky beer cafés of every style and genre, and also given background history and an insight into all of Belgium’s eccentricities. Full-color throughout with both province-by-province and city maps, this guide is suitable for both leisure and business travelers, as well as for armchair drinkers looking to enjoy a selection of Belgian brews from their local beer store.

Fodor’s Belgium, 4th Edition (Travel Guide)

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Belgium!

•Updated frequently, Fodor’s Belgium provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

•Fodor’s Belgium features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Belgium.

Experience Belgium like a local! Fodor’s Belgium includes choices for every traveler, from sipping beer with monks and exploring historic battlefields to dining on moules-frites and chocolate, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Belgium & Luxembourg

DK Eyewitness: Belgium & Luxembourg travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions these countries have on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps of Belgium and Luxembourg, the guide includes in-depth coverage of the region’s best attractions from fine art in Brussels to the canals of Bruges and battlefields of Flanders and the best castles, museums, and architecture in between. Illustrated food features highlight local produce and classic dishes of Belgium and Luxembourg while the best hotels and restaurants in Belgium and Luxembourg have been selected by resident experts.

The guide provides the insider knowledge every traveler will need with sections on Flanders and Wallonia, specially devised walks, scenic and thematic tours, and comprehensive background on everything from Tintin to tapestry, not forgetting the best of Belgium beer. The guide includes family entertainment in Belgium, regional driving tours, cutaways, and floor plans for all major attractions as well as sights, markets, and festivals listed town by town. Also included is the new feature of a pull-out Belgium and Luxembourg map which will ensure you won’t miss a thing!

Don’t miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to Belgium and Luxembourg.

The Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg (Rough Guides)
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The Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg

The Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg is the ultimate guide to these fascinating countries. The guide is packed with reviews of the wonderful art galleries and historic sights of Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels, and provides you with the best information for getting around, whether you want to explore the forests of Ardennes by bike or take a historical walk. The guide also gives you the low-down on Belgium’s best beers, hotels and restaurants. There’s also full practical information on where to drink, sleep, party and eat, whatever your budget. The guide lays bare all the most surprising aspects of both countries, with accurate maps and detailed information helping you to get under the skin of Belgium and Luxembourg, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on earth(TM) with The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg.

Flanders: Northern Belgium: Brussels, Bruges And Beyond (Bradt Travel Guide)

Most people think they have Flanders – the northern half of Belgium – figured out: beer, chocolate and the EU. Once labeled ‘boring’, the region is now being radically reappraised. Emma Thomson introduces travelers not only to the World Heritage Sites of Brussels’ Grand Place or Bruges’ romantic canals, but also to snug off-the-beaten-track spots, like the bewitched village of Laarne, and Geraardsbergen – the real home of Manneken-Pis. Flanders has something for everyone: the business tourist; the wildlife and outdoor enthusiast; the traveler wanting to eke out villages; and the visitor who fancies a bit of luxury and pampering.