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Ghent


Ghent (Dutch: Gent) is the provincial capital city of East Flanders (Dutch: Oost-Vlaanderen; French: Flandre orientale) in Belgium. As of 2006, the city's population was 233,120.

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Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent

By Rick Steves

RICK STEVES
Released: 2017-05-30
Paperback (364 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Belgium.

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

By DK Travel

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

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp
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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.

Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & 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.

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

Jensens Maxime
Paperback (382 pages)

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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.

Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Andy Symington

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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

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.

Ghent - A Travel Guide of Art and History: A comprehensive guide to the art and architecture of Ghent, Belgium

By Maxime Jensens

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Ghent's stunning architecture, artworks and religious buildings are treasures to behold - rich in splendid significance and beauty.

Tragically, many travel guides simply brush over these beautiful creations as mere check boxes to tick during sightseeing in one of Belgium's loveliest and most underrated towns.

By contrast, Ghent - A Travel Guide of Art and History is designed for tourists who want to achieve in-depth understanding during their perusals of the wondrous achievements in painting, sculpture and design advanced and hosted in Ghent. Rich yet accessible descriptions of the most important and profound works abound, as guidance through the hidden gems and old town districts spur the reader to a strong comprehension.

The book has been crafted as a companion to a more general city guide, to be read as you tour and take in the greatest structures and edifices which Ghent offers in quantity. The beautiful old town of the city centre, and the astounding ecclesiastical wonder of St. Bavo's Cathedral are both described in detail, with the stolid and ancient St. Michael's Bridge also featuring.

By reading this illustrated book composed by lecturer of art and heritage architecture Maxime Jensens, you will imbue your journey with enlightenment it may otherwise have lacked. Comprehension of the historical and architectural clout Ghent has in the context of Flemish culture will imbue your trip with significance.

In all, your traversal of Ghent will be graced not simply with the happy memories of having seen and enjoyed the Belgian culture, food and hospitality - but a meaningful and intense understanding of how significant and inseparable Ghent's art and architecture are from its identity and gravity in the modern day.

Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

By DK Publishing

DK Travel
Released: 2011-02-21
Paperback (208 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds of destinations around the world truly show you what others only tell you. They have become renowned for their visual excellence, which includes unparalleled photography, 3-D mapping, and specially commissioned cutaway illustrations. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are the only guides that work equally well for inspiration, as a planning tool, a practical resource while traveling, and a keepsake following any trip.

All DK Eyewitness Travel guides to cities now include a new durable, oversized pull-out map with useful transportation information, a distance chart, a street and sight index, and practical information for getting around the city.

Rick Steves' Snapshot Bruges and Brussels: Including Antwerp & Ghent

By Rick Steves

Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (272 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Bruges and Brussels.

In this compact guide, Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw team up to cover the best of Bruges and Brussels, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. Visit the Groeninge Museum or tour the De Halve Maan Brewery in Bruges, then head to Brussels for the Grand Place and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. You'll get firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves' Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves' European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

Antwerp - Bruges - Ghent: FB City Pocket Map (English, French and German Edition)

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