The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels - Updated and Revised (Paperback)
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- A practical guide to discovering Brussels' finest places, buildings, restaurant, shops, museums, neighborhoods, parks, hotels and caf s- Revised and updated editionIf you really want to get under the skin of a city, the 500 Hidden Secrets series, which covers a number of cities from Havana to Ghent, all written by people who know the cities inside out, is ideal. It's an innovative and refreshing take on the traditional travel guide.- The Independent The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels is a guide to the Brussels that no one knows. It takes you to undiscovered art museums, forgotten squares and secret shops. The book doesn't mention everything there is to see. There are already more than enough guides that cover the familiar tourist places. This book goes one step further and lists the places the author would recommend to friends if they asked him where to go in Brussels. Here you will find the the 5 best places to eat frites, the 5 small museums that no one should miss and the 5 best record shops in town. The aim is to take the reader to the unexpected places that give the city its charm, like the restaurant on the top floor of the national library, or the metro station that is decorated with 140 characters from Tintin albums, or the art cinema that seats just 20 people. You do not have to do everything listed in the book, but you are urged at the very least to drink a Gueuze beer in one of the 5 best Brussels bars, eat at one of the 5 best fish restaurants, and visit one of the 5 best independent cinemas. If you do, you will begin to discover a city that no one else knows. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels offers a practical guide to Brussels' finest places, and Derek Blyth covers all bases to ensure no visitor to the city is ever anything short of captivated. Packed with accessible, easy-to-read information summarised in handy lists, maps, itineraries, sections on food & drink, accommodation, green spaces, museums, galleries and shops; this guide is an essential resource for the inquisitive traveller.
About the Author
Derek Blyth is a writer and a journalist, originally from the UK, who has lived in Brussels for more than 30 years and has explored almost every corner of the city on foot and by bike. He likes to drink coffee at Monk, buy croissants at Renard and drink a Poperings Hommelbier at Moeder Lambic. Formerly editor-in-chief of the Brussels English-language weekly The Bulletin, he has written several books on the Low Countries. He is also the author of The 500 Hidden Secrets of Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent, and Hidden Belgium. His bestselling books are praised for showing people a side of Belgium they never knew existed.