Flanders: Northern Belgium: Brussels, Bruges and beyond by Emma ThomsonFlanders: Northern Belgium: Brussels, Bruges and beyond by Emma Thomson

Flanders: Northern Belgium: Brussels, Bruges and beyond

byEmma Thomson

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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.

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Title:Flanders: Northern Belgium: Brussels, Bruges and beyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATIONChapter 1: Background information. Geography, Climate, Natural history, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture.Chapter 2: Practical information. When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Focus on specific groups, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public Holidays, Festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Sport, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively. PART TWO: THE GUIDE Chapter 3: Brussels. History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Outer Communes, Waterloo. Chapter 4: Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant). Leuven, Diest, Hoegaarden, Gaasbeek & Pajottenland, Halle. Chapter 5: East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen). Ghent, Laarne, Deurle, St Niklaas, Aalst, Geraardsbergen, Oudenaarde, Ronse.Chapter 6: West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen). Bruges, Eeklo, Roeselare, Damme, Veurne, Beauvoorde, Lo, Diksmuide, Ieper (Ypres), Westvleteren, Kortrijk, Poperinge, Zillebeke, Comines, Menen, The Flemish Coast (14 resorts: Ostend, Bredene, De Haan & Wenduine, Blankenberge, Zeebrugge, Knokke-Heist (Het Zwin), Mariakerke, Middelkerke & Westende, Nieuwpoort, Oostduinkerke & Koksijde, De Panne).Chapter 7: Antwerp (Antwerpen). Antwerp, Mechelen, Lier, Turnhout, Herentals, Geel. Chapter 8: Limburg (Limburg). Hasselt, Sint Truiden, Zoutleeuw, Tongeren, Genk.Appendices and Index.