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About This Book
Berlitz Pocket Guide Brussels is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this quintessentially European city has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights. Start with the city's main square, the exquisite Grand'Place lined with tall, majestic guildhouses, then wander the medieval warren of narrow streets, lifting your gaze to admire the quirky Manneken-Pis, before heading for the Muse Magritte to admire the work of Belgium's great surrealist painter. There are also excursions to nearby Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease.
To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the region, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in Brussels. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping in the elegant Galeries Royales St-Hubert to discovering Belgian comic strips at the Centre Belge de la Bande-Dessine.
You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chapter covering its award-winning Belgian cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.