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  • A hugely informative advisor to a superb journey within the Low international locations. Leads tourists to the easiest of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
  • Delivers the inside track on best cultural sights in Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam, Luxembourg urban, and different city facilities
  • Reveals the easiest neighborhood reports, from the forests and motels of Belgium's Ardennes and the wine path of Luxembourg to the windmills, tulip fields, and carnival celebrations of Holland
  • Thoroughly up-to-date to mirror the newest alterations in lodges, eating, and sights, and now featuring a language chart.
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Wiley additionally publishes its books in a number of digital codecs. a few content material that looks in print will not be on hand in digital codecs. synthetic within the us of a 5  4  3  2  1 CONTENTS record of Maps viii 1 THE better of BELGIUM, HOLLAND & LUXEMBOURG 1 the simplest commute Experiences 1 the easiest Deluxe Hotels 6 the easiest Castles & Stately Homes 3 the easiest reasonably Priced Hotels 7 the easiest Museums 3 the easiest Restaurants 7 the simplest Cathedrals & Churches 4 the easiest Cafes & Bars 8 the simplest outside Activities 5 the easiest Shopping 9 2 BELGIUM, HOLLAND & LUXEMBOURG IN DEPTH 10 Belgium Today 11 Holland’s artwork & Architecture 26 on reflection at Belgium 12 The Lay of the Land 28 Belgian artwork & Architecture 15 Holland in renowned Culture 29 Belgium in renowned Culture 17 consuming & consuming in Holland 30 consuming & consuming in Belgium 19 Luxembourg Today 32 Holland Today 21 consuming & ingesting in Luxembourg 35 in retrospect at Holland 23 on reflection at Luxembourg 33 3 PLANNING YOUR journey TO BELGIUM, HOLLAND & LUXEMBOURG 36 access Requirements 36 really expert trip Resources 47 Getting There & Getting Around 38 dependable Tourism 50 funds & Costs 43 distinct curiosity & Escorted Trips 51 Staying Healthy 45 Staying Connected 54 Crime & Safety 46 tips about Accommodations 57 4 SUGGESTED BENELUX ITINERARIES 58 The nations in Brief 58 Belgium & Holland in 1 Week 59 Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg in 2 Weeks 63 Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg for Families 66 A Nature Lover’s Tour 68 an army Buff’s journey of the Benelux 69 5 PLANNING YOUR journey TO BELGIUM 71 The areas in Brief 71 while to Go 73 Getting There & Getting Around 78 pushed CRAZY 80 BELGIUM CALENDAR OF EVENTS 74 6 BRUSSELS 82 Orientation 82 comedian MURALS 112 NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF 84 activities & Recreation 121 Getting Around 85 Shopping 121 quick proof: BRUSSELS 87 a few BRUSSELS SPECIALTIES 122 the place to Stay 88 Brussels After Dark 126 the place to Dine 95 speedy BITES 96 part journeys from Brussels 130 PUPPET indicates: A BELGIAN PASSION 127 Seeing the Sights 103 7 BRUGES 133 Orientation 133 FOLKLORE occasions IN BRUGES 134 Seeing the Sights 144 TRANQUIL ESCAPES 150 Getting Around 135 Shopping 154 quickly evidence: BRUGES 136 Bruges After Dark 155 the place to Stay 136 an aspect journey to Damme 157 the place to Dine 141 8 GHENT & ANTWERP 159 Ghent 159 THE SEVERED HAND OF ANTWERP 175 the good news FROM GHENT 168 THE DIAMOND TRADE 178 Antwerp 171 9 THE BELGIAN COAST & YPRES 188 Ostend 188 Oostduinkerke 200 Knokke-Heist 197 De Panne 201 A KEY WETLANDS RESERVE 197 Ypres 203 10 LIÈGE, THE MEUSE RIVER & HAINAUT 208 Liège 208 Dinant 224 THE BELGIAN ROME 213 SAX APPEAL 225 Huy 218 Mons 226 Namur 219 Tournai 231 MEUSE VALLEY CHÂTEAUX 221 11 THE ARDENNES 237 Bouillon 237 snowboarding THE ARDENNES 245 DUKE OF HAZARDS 240 Spa 245 Bastogne 241 l. a. Gleize 248 THE conflict OF THE BULGE 242 The Ostkantone 249 Han-Sur-Lesse 243 HAUTES FAGNES nationwide PARK  250 Durbuy 244 12 PLANNING YOUR journey TO HOLLAND 253 The areas in Brief 253 HOLLAND CALENDAR OF EVENTS 258 while to Go 256 Getting There & Getting Around 261 13 AMSTERDAM 266 Orientation 266 Seeing the Sights 300 NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF 269 YOUR PASSPORT TO AMSTERDAM 300 Getting Around 269 activities & Recreation 316 BICYCLING IN AMSTERDAM 272 Shopping 318 speedy proof: AMSTERDAM 273 9 nice LITTLE STREETS 318 the place to Stay 274 Amsterdam After Dark 323 the place to Dine 286 SMOKING COFFEESHOPS 327 secrets and techniques OF THE RIJSTTAFEL 290 14 HAARLEM & NOORD-HOLLAND 330 Haarlem 330 WINDMILL WAYS 348 Zandvoort 335 Tulips & Cheese 349 by means of THE part OF THE ZUIDERZEE 337 Den Helder & Texel 352 The Western IJsselmeer Shore 337 through BICYCLE TO HOORN 343 fortress Country 354 AN AMERICAN LIFE 355 Zaanse Schans 346 15 THE HAGUE, ROTTERDAM & ZUID-HOLLAND 357 The Hague 357 these DELFT POTTERY BLUES 384 Scheveningen 368 Gouda 388 Rotterdam 372 Leiden 390 GRAND HARBOR 378 strolling IN FATHERS’ FOOTSTEPS 393 WINDMILLS OF KINDERDIJK 383 residing HISTORY 395 Delft 383 16 FRIESLAND, GRONINGEN & DRENTHE 396 Leeuwarden (Ljouwert) 396 CANAL TOURS 415 The jap IJsselmeer Shore  401 Exploring round Groningen 417 Sneek (Snits) 404 Assen 420 The Waddenzee Coast 405 A relocating part journey FROM ASSEN 421 Waddeneilanden (Fryske Eilannen)  407 jogging ON WATER 412 STONE AGE GIANTS 423 Emmen 422 VINCENT’S imaginative and prescient OF DRENTHE 424 Groningen 413 17 UTRECHT, GELDERLAND, OVERIJSSEL & FLEVOLAND 426 Utrecht 426 Nijmegen 441 Amersfoort 434 The Hanseatic Towns 442 Apeldoorn 435 Lelystad & the Noordoostpolder 448 Arnhem 438 A BRIDGE TOO FAR 440 18 ZEELAND, NOORD-BRABANT & LIMBURG 452 Zierikzee 452 Den Bosch (’s-Hertogenbosch) 466 Middelburg 456 MUSSEL-BOUND 462 Eindhoven 468 Bergen op Zoom 463 MAASTRICHT CARNIVAL CAPERS 475 Breda 464 Valkenburg 480 THE BIESBOSCH nationwide PARK 465 Maastricht 470 19 PLANNING YOUR journey TO LUXEMBOURG 483 The areas in Brief 483 LUXEMBOURG CALENDAR OF EVENTS 484 while to Go 483 Getting There & Getting Around 487 20 LUXEMBOURG 490 Luxembourg City 490 average AVENUES 507 speedy evidence: LUXEMBOURG CITY 495 outside PURSUITS 510 VALLEY OF THE SEVEN CASTLES 504 The Moselle Valley 510 The Luxembourg Ardennes 504 21 FAST FACTS 513 quick proof: Belgium 513 quick proof: Luxembourg 519 quick evidence: Holland 516 Airline Websites 522 Index 523 LIST OF MAPS steered Benelux Itineraries 60 What to work out & Do in Amsterdam 302 Belgium Noord-Holland seventy three 331 the place to stick & Dine in Brussels ninety Haarlem What to determine & Do in Brussels 104 Zuid-Holland 359 The Grand-Place 107 The Hague & Scheveningen the place to stick & Dine in Bruges 138 Rotterdam 373 What to work out & Do in Bruges 146 Delft Ghent 161 Gouda 389 Antwerp 172 Leiden 391 The Belgian Coast 189 Friesland, Groningen & Drenthe 397 Ostend Liège 209 Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel & Flevoland 427 Mons 227 Utrecht 429 Tournai Zeeland, Noord-Brabant & Limburg 453 191 233 333 385 The Belgian Ardennes 239 Middelburg 457 Holland Maastricht 471 254 the place to stick in Amsterdam 276 Luxembourg the place to Dine in Amsterdam Luxembourg urban 492 288 361 485 HOW TO touch US In learning this ebook, we chanced on many outstanding places—hotels, eating places, retailers, and extra.

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