Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg

Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Belgium & Luxembourg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Unesco-listed belfries in Bruges and Tournai, savour Belgian pralines at a Brussels chocolatier and stroll along the river gorge in Luxembourg City – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belgium & Luxembourg and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Belgium & Luxembourg:


  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Brussels, Bruges, Ghent (Gent), Antwerp, Mechelen, Tournai, Liège, Luxembourg City and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Belgium & Luxembourg is our most comprehensive guide to Belgium & Luxembourg, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Bruges & Brussels, our small, handy-sized guide featuring the top sights and attractions for a shorter visit or weekend away.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786573810
Publisher: Lonely Planet Global Limited
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Series: Travel Guide
Edition description: 7th ed.
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 293,700
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Plan Your Trip

Welcome to Belgium & Luxembourg 4

Belgium & Luxembourg Map 6

Belgium & Luxembourg's Top 15 8

Need to Know 16

First Time Belgium & Luxembourg 18

If You Like 20

Month by Month 22

Itineraries 26

Travel with Children 29

Regions at a Glance 31

On the Road

Brussels 34

Sights 38

Tours 60

Sleeping 62

Eating 65

Drinking & Nightlife 71

Entertainment 76

Shopping 78

Information 80

Getting There & Away 81

Getting Around 81

Bruges, Ghent & Northwest Belgium 83

Bruges 85

Damme 103

Belgian Coast 103

Knokke-Heist 103

De Haan 105

Bredene 106

Zeebrugge & Lissewege 106

Ostend (Oostende) 106

Nieuwpoort 111

Oostduinkerke 111

De Panne 112

Beer Country 113

Veurne 113

Diksmuide 114

Poperinge 114

Ypres (leper) 116

Ypres Salient 120

Kortrijk 123

Oudenaarde 125

Geraardsbergen 127

Ghent 128

Antwerp & Northeast Belgium 142

Antwerp (Antwerpen) 144

Around Antwerp 164

Westmalle 164

Turnhout 165

Lier 167

Mechelen 168

Leuven 174

Hageland 179

Diest 179

Hasselt 179

Haspengouw 180

Tienen 180

Zoutleeuw 180

Sint-Truiden 180

Tongeren 181

Wallonia 183

Western Wallonia 186

Tournai 186

Pipaix 190

Aubechies 190

Ath 190

Lessines 191

Enghien 191

Mons 191

Binche 195

Nivelles 196

Waterloo Battlefield 197

Louvain-La-Neuve 199

Charleroi 199

Thuin 201

Aulne 201

Botte de Hainaut 202

Philippeville 202

Mariembourg & Nismes 202

Chimay 203

The Ardennes 204

Namur 204

Crupet 211

Dinant 211

Han-Sur-Lesse 213

Rochefort 214

St-Hubert 216

Bouillon 216

Orval 220

Arlon 220

Bastogne 220

Achouffe 222

La Roche-en-Ardenne 222

Durbuy 223

Huy 224

Liège 224

Verviers 233

Spa 235

Coo 237

Stavelot 238

The Eastern Cantons 240

Luxembourg 243

Luxembourg City 245

Moselle Valley 255

Schengen & Remerschen 255

Mullerthal Region 257

Larochette 257

Echternach 257

Beaufort 259

Éislek 260

Bourscheid 260

Diekirch 260

Vianden 261

Esch-Sur-Sure 263

Wiltz 264

Clervaux 264

Understand

Belgium & Luxembourg Today 266

History 268

The Belgian People 278

Creative Cuisine 280

Belgian Beer 283

Arts & Architecture 286

Survival Guide

Directory A-Z 292

Transport 298

Language 303

Index 315

Map Legend 319

Special Features

First Time Belgium & Luxembourg 18

The Belgian People 278

Creative Cuisine 280

Belgian Beer 283

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