Flanders – new guide to beyond the beer and lace
Posted by bradttravel on 14 May 2012
Most people think they have Flanders, like the rest of Belgium, figured out: beer, chocolate and the EU. However, dig beneath the surface and you will find a region of quirk and style. This new Bradt guide, Flanders, introduces travellers not only to the World Heritage Sites of Brussels’ Grand Place or Bruges’ romantic canals but also to snug spots, like the bewitched village of Laarne and Geraardsbergen, the real home of Manneken-Pis.
Flanders provides something for everyone: the city-break or business tourist seeking restaurants and shopping; the wildlife and outdoor enthusiast after bird-watching and rural walks; the traveller seeking out towns, villages and countryside off the beaten track; and the visitor in search of luxury and pampering. Dress up and join the merry madness of Aalst Carnival, spend the night in a traditional begijnhof, or simply people-watch over a bowl of mosselen-friet in Bruges’ medieval town square.
Bradt’s Flanders is the first guidebook to cover the entire region in depth. It takes you on a journey along romantic canals, through bewitched villages and to bohemian cafés in this beguiling corner of Europe.
Emma Thomson spent a year living near Brussels.
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Title: Flanders – Northern Belgium: from Brussels and Bruges to breweries, battlefields and bike rides
Author: Emma Thomson Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Publication: 22nd May 2012
Price: £17.99 ISBN: 9781841623771
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