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Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

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Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

I have been doing most of my travel planning online recently, but I still feel that it's worth bringing at least one guide book along on every trip. If you have been to Belgium recently, can you recommend a guide book? I'm traveling to Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, so I'd like the guide book to cover those cities.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

We use Rick Steve's

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2. Re: Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

Lonely Planet & DK Eyewitness are very good.

Amazon.com has a range, couple of examples below:



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3. Re: Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

I am sure Rick Steve's is very good - but it's popularity could mean that you spend your whole trip surrounded by fellow Americans. The main sites & sights will be covered by whichever guide you use, but you might get some different recommendations for meals etc, which may create a different trip for you.

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4. Re: Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

I like to make day trips from a base, so I've always used Earl Steinbicker's "Daytrips in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg". The publisher is Hastings House and you can probably find copies at Amazon.

If you Google "Earl Steinbicker" and then click on the "Lifes Little Adventures" entry, you can get to an interesting blog he has set up. You can see (for free) some of the day trips that have appeared in his books. I don't use "i" products but he has apps for some of the various mobile devices.

I don't "do" Facebook, so I don't know anything about his Facebook pages. But you can check them out at www.facebook.com/earl.steinbicker .

I've used Mr. Steinbicker's guides for more than two dozen trips into Europe. He has never let me down.

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5. Re: Guide Book Recommendation for Belgium

no recommendations for guide books but if you go to the tourist info offices in any of the cities you plan to visit they all have a ton of info... in English and I recommend picking up the "USE_IT" Guides, they have a good map, points of interest are numbered on the map and good info with humor.

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