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Brussels


Brussels town hall in Grand Place, Brussels:
Brussels town hall in Grand Place, Brussels
Brussels (Dutch: Brussel; French: Bruxelles) is the capital and largest city of Belgium. As of 2005 estimates, the city itself has a population of 1,024,492, with an an estmated total of nearly 2 million people living in the metropolitan area.

Brussels is home to many European and international institutions. This includes being the political seat of the Western European Union, NATO and the European organization for safety of air navigation, EUROCONTROL. Additionally, the European Union's European Commission and Council of the European Union are headquartered in Brussels, and some of the European Parliament's functions are performed in the city.

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Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-10-16
Paperback (364 pages)

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Stroll through medieval squares with soaring bell towers and along quiet canals: with Rick Steves on your side, Belgium can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Belgium
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the European Parliament and Flanders Fields to wafel trucks and popular breweries
  • How to connect with local culture: Lose yourself in the art of the Flemish masters, taste fish fresh from the North Sea at the Vismarkt, and sip Trappist ales with friendly locals
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax while you indulge in a chocolate truffle (or two)
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively town squares and inspiring museums
  • Detailed maps for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, Dutch and French phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-07-18
Paperback (200 pages)

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Your in-depth guide to the very best of Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp. Make the most of your trip to this beautiful destination with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Packed with insider tips to make your trip a success, you'll find a guide to Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp's stunning architecture and its scenic drives that let you experience the best hotels, bars, and shops that this region has to offer. Try local delicacies at fantastic restaurants, bars, and clubs, and enjoy the great views in spots that will take your breath away. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families and children visiting Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

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

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Andy Symington

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-04-01
Kindle Edition (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Unesco listed belfries in Bruges and Tournai, savour Belgian pralines at a Brussels chocolatier, or stroll along the river gorge in Luxembourg City; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belgium & Luxembourg and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Belgium & Luxembourg Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, politics, religion, art, comic strips, music, architecture, cuisine, beer.
  • Over 40 maps
  • Covers Brussels, Bruges, Ghent (Gent), Antwerp, Mechelen, Tournai, Liege, Luxembourg City and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg, our most comprehensive guide to Belgium & Luxembourg, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Bruges & Brussels? Check out Pocket Bruges & Brussels a handy-sized guide/handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Europe guide.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-01-17
Paperback (144 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2017.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent will lead you straight to the best attractions these cities have to offer, from the Grand Palace in Brussels to a restful trip on the Dijver Canal in Bruges, and from the Design Museum Ghent to the high-class fashion of Antwerp. Find the best beer, chocolate, and waffles in the country.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to these areas of Belgium.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent, which offers a complete overview of these cities; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor Brussels & Bruges 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-11-17
Paperback (128 pages)

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This book identifies and explores in depth the top 25 sights in Brussels & Bruges in a compact, pocket-sized guidebook that also covers other popular spots and major neighborhoods all over the city, including shops, entertainment options, restaurants, hotels, and useful details like helpful web sites and travel information to make your short trip to Brussels & Bruges a great trip.



This guide is updated annually. 



This travel guide includes:

· A useful, weather-resistant pullout city map and a metro map for easy navigation

· Full-color photos and full-size street maps of major neighborhoods.

· Neighborhood walks that show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas

· Essential info – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and more

· Popular day-trip destinations.

· A two-day itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path.

· Many hotel, restaurant, and entertainment recommendations

· Major sights covered include the Grand' Place, Heysel, De Vesten en Poorten, Markt, Kathedraal St.-Salvator, Gruuthuse Museum, Damme, Choco-Story, Groeninge Museum, Hotel de Ville, Parc du Cinquantenaire, Place Royal, and Begijnhof.



With its full-color photography and top 25 to do lists, Fodor’s 25 Best books are the perfect companion for any traveler. A pull out map with major sights marked, is included.  



About Fodor’s: Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Brussels 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Brussels 2018: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Brussels 2018

By 55 Secrets

Released: 2016-05-11
Kindle Edition (32 pages)

Brussels 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Brussels 2018: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Brussels 2018
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about BRUSSELS!



Welcome to the most Complete Antwerp Travel Guide for Tourists made by locals!

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♥25 Unique activities to do when you are in town
♥Best places to eat in town
♥Best local Markets
♥Best Parks and Good Views
♥Best Museums
♥Best Bars
♥Best things to do in Brussels - Belgium
♥ Much, much more!

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If you are heading to the wonderful city of Brussels anytime soon this book will give you an insight of the best places and most unique places to see where you will mingle with the locals and get to see and do the activities as one of them.

We have prepared a unique BUCKET LIST with the 25 most unique experiences you can have in Brussels
Most people don't even take the time to prepare themselves in advance, and just wish for the best once they have arrived! Most people aren't aware of some of the most amazing places Brussels can offer... And it'd be such a pity to miss them! That's precisely why we desperately need the RIGHT travel guide first. Don’t arrive to Brussels (Belgium) and follow the crowds of Tourists. With this exclusive travel guide made by locals you will be finding about the places that don’t come on Lonely Planet’s or are listed on Trip Advisor where thousands of tourists head daily.
It took lots of time to incorporate the tips and hacks that ended up shaping this travel guide! And now, we are willing to share those secrets with you!
We will tell you where you should go, eat, sleep, and of course, party! We know you won't just settle for average boring travel guides! We know you are looking for something better; something unique that will truly help you down the road: a book with real life tips, recommendations, useful travel hacks and data... everything you may need in your trip. You've just found what you were looking for!

Our goal is simple. we will give you a complete and detailed Bucket list with MAPS to all the locations to make sure you won’t get lost in the amazing city of Brussels transforming your trip into absolutely amazing experience. We will help you simplify your path, showing you exactly where the best places are.

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Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (176 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in Bruges and Brussels. Climb the famous bell tower in Bruges' Markt, wonder at the Burg's shining gilt or take an audio tour of world music at Brussels' Musee des Instruments de Musique; all with your trusted travel companion.

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Bruges & Brussels map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Burg, Markt, Groeningemuseum, Royal Quarter Museums, Grand Place, Ilot Sacre, Parc du Cinquantenaire, EU Quarter, the Marolles, Ste-Catherine, Musee Horta and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges (Easy Guides)

By Sasha Heseltine

FrommerMedia
Paperback (256 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges (Easy Guides)
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Arthur Frommer's Easy Guides are designed to respond to travel decisions, and large numbers of travelers decide to follow a visit to Amsterdam with excursions to Brussels and Bruges. Together, the three cities provide a fascinating insight into both contemporary and ancient Europe. The modern lifestyles of the Dutch are on display in an awesome seventeenth century setting, while Brussels and especially Bruges are windows into an even earlier time. Sasha Heseltine captures both aspects of three remarkable European attractions.

Cities of Belgium - A Travel Guide of Art and History: A Comprehensive Guide to the Belgian Cathedrals, Churches and Art Galleries - Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp

By Maxime Jensens

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (382 pages)

Cities of Belgium - A Travel Guide of Art and History: A Comprehensive Guide to the Belgian Cathedrals, Churches and Art Galleries - Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp
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The Renaissance and Baroque architecture, artwork and religious buildings of Belgium are treasures to behold, rich in significance and beauty.

Tragically, many travel guides simply brush over these beautiful creations as mere items to check off a list during sightseeing in cities which together constitute the rich, centuries old essence of Flemish culture.

By contrast, Belgian Cities - A Travel Guide of Art and History is designed for tourists who wish to achieve an in-depth understanding during perusals of the wondrous achievements in painting, sculpture and architectural design pioneered and proliferated in the Belgian cities. Rich yet accessible descriptions of the most significant works, guidance through the hidden gems, old town districts and standout attractions abound. As a result, the curious reader is spurred to understanding of a culture whose history and art can so often be overwhelming or mysterious to the visitor.

This book is designed as a cultural companion to a more general city and tour guide, to be read as you wander amidst the many breathtaking works of art and ancient designs that the cities of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and the capital Brussels contain. The many cathedrals, churches and art galleries are a fine highlight of the Belgian nation, with the period art and architecture dating between 1300 and 1700 a particular focus within this book.

In reading this guide composed by lecturer of art and heritage architecture Maxime Jensens, you will imbue your journey with comprehension and enlightenment.

Concluding your journey to Belgium, you will not simply carry happy memories of having seen and enjoyed the gorgeous culture, cuisine and fine hospitality - but a vivid, intense understanding of how significant and inseparable the country's art and architecture are from its very fabric and core of Belgian identity.


 
 
 

 
 
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