The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg

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Practical travel guide to Belgium & Luxembourg featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Belgium & Luxembourg. The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Belgium & Luxembourg, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg covers: Brussels, Flanders, Antwerp and the northeast of Belgium, Hainaut and Brabant Wallon, the Ardennes, and Luxembourg.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selection for every kind of trip to Belgium & Luxembourg, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in The Hautes Fagnes to family activities in child-friendly places, like Ostend Beach or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts.


Essential pre-departure information including Belgium & Luxembourg entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Belgium & Luxembourg give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hiking, biking and kayaking or exploring cosy bars and cafés.


Rough Guides' rundown of Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Mechelen's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Belgium & Luxembourg, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Belgium & Luxembourg, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Belgium & Luxembourg, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning La Boverie and the spectacular Mullerthal Trail.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Ieper (Ypres), the Ardennes and many more locations in Belgium & Luxembourg, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241306383
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 2/28/2018
Pages: 376
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.5 out of 5, 2 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Covers a wide area hence information on specific countries is limited.

Reviewed on April 22, 2021
Paperback | Verified

Really useful and covers a wide area.
I bought the book specifically for information and use prior to moving to Luxembourg.
Unfortunately, because of the wide area of Coverage, the information provided on Luxembourg whilst useful, was someone limited requiring the purchase of a further guidebook.

Amazon Customer

Rough Guide

Reviewed on March 14, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Great reference book in good condition

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