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.
-Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps
-Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights
-3-D aerial views of the city's most interesting districts
-Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues
-Specially devised walking tours, special events info
-Now includes 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The DK Eyewitness series is, for my money, the best series of travel guides. The information is well organized, the maps are excellent, and the "where to stay," "where to dine," and "survival guide" features are very useful.
But the photos are what make these invaluable resources. Your mind can form an image when you read "half timbered houses" or "Gothic cathedral" or "beautiful mountain drive" in a traditional guidebook, but the hundreds of photos in the DK Eyewitness books really give you a feel for what to expect and what's worth seeing.
We were planning to spend almost all our vacation this summer in northern France and then make a quick spin to Belgium to see a few of the Bulge battlefields. After reviewing this book we've decided to spend a few more days in Belgium and take a real look at Luxembourg. The guidebook has already been useful.
DK Eyewitness books are the best travel guide bar none. We travel alot overseas(15 trips this year)and we always look for a DK Guide first. However, use local information for restaurants and the web for accomodations.
I just came back from Belgium, and here are the pros and cons of this book. In general the tone was very impersonal and different from the Lonely Planets, which are my usual go-to travel guides. I would buy this as an additional reference to help you plan the trip, but would have a lighter more user-friendly one once I'm actually in Belgium.
Pro: 1) The pictures are beautiful and help you decide where to go. 2) In-depth features (e.g. a lot of museums) are nice when you're visiting specific places.
Cons: 1) Maps are not always user friendly and need more detail. For example, when I was in Bruges, it was hard to navigate with the map because a lot of the small side streets are omitted and the layout of the city is not a straightforward grid system. 2) It's sort of heavy if you plan on lugging it around. 3) It's hard to cross-reference the restaurant/shop recommendations on the map and involves a lot of flipping back and forth.
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