Experience the scenic canals, colorful markets, and medieval history of the top cities in Belgium and the Netherlands. Inside Moon Amsterdam, Brussels & Bruges you'll find:
- Flexible itineraries for 1 to 5 days in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bruges that can be combined into a longer trip
- Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more
- Top experiences and unique highlights: Cyclealong serene canals and narrow brick roads past baroque architecture, or stroll through Bruges's grand Markt Square. Marvel at the works of famed Dutch and Flemish painters, walk through history at the Anne Frank House, or remember the fallen in the cemeteries and memorials of Ypres
- The best local flavors: Sip on Amsterdam's specialty liquor at a jenever tasting room, or enjoy a glass of authentic Trappist beer produced in monasteries. Snack on Belgian frites, sample stroopwafel, and savor scrumptious local chocolates
- Ideas for side trips from each city, including Lisse, The Hague, Rotterdam, and more
- Expert insight from Karen Turner, an expat who's called the Netherlands home for years
- Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
- Helpful resources on COVID-19 and traveling to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bruges
- Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each city
- Handy tools such as visa information, Dutch, Flemish, and French phrasebooks, and tips for seniors, LGBTQ+ travelers, visitors with children, and more
Exploring more of Europe's best cities? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice or Moon Prague, Vienna & Budapest.
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About the Author
Originally from New York City, Karen Turner has been based long-term in the Netherlands since 2016. She currently runs one of the largest English-language blogs about the Netherlands, and has written more than 150 articles about her adopted home country. She regularly visits Amsterdam, the rest of Holland, and Belgium to update her website (www.wanderlustingk.com), and loves providing her readers with practical, insider tips from a local perspective. A self-professed beer lover, she's also passionate about teaching visitors about the food and cultural traditions of the Benelux region.
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