Belgium Guidebook

Belgium Guidebook
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • All you need for Belgium's top cities
  • Stuffed with fun self-guided city walks and museum tours

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What's Included

In Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on all the recommended sights, activities, hotels, and restaurants in each of these four cities, plus self-guided walks and museum tours, background on nightlife and shopping…and plenty of nitty-gritty practical advice:

  • Bruges
    • City walk, Groeninge Museum tour, Sint-Janshospitaal Memling Collection tour
    • Self-guided bike ride to nearby town of Damme
    • Flanders Fields day trip
  • Brussels
    • Grand Place walk, Upper Town walk, Royal Museums of Fine Arts tour
  • Antwerp
    • City walk
  • Ghent
    • City walk, St. Bravo's Cathedral & Ghent Altarpiece tour
  • Practicalities
    • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of Belgium, Brussels, and Bruges)
    • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, recommended books and movies
    • Getting around each city by public transit and taxi
    • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
    • Transportation in Belgium: Trains and driving
    • Belgian history, culture, and cuisine
    • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
    • Handy Dutch (Flemish) and French survival phrases

Product Details

Author(s): Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw
Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x ¾"
Weight: 12 oz
Pages: 382
Publication date: April 2023 (4th edition)
Next edition arrives: February 2025

Updates and Feedback

Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in this guidebook, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

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