Journalist Derek Blyth has lived in Belgium for more than 25 years. He has written countless articles and a number of books about Belgian cities, including the bestselling city guides The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent.
This alternative guidebook is his personal ode to what he likes to call ‘the world’s strangest country’. It sets out to prove that Belgium is in fact one of the most interesting states in Europe. It takes you off the beaten track to more than 300 curious and unexpected places to visit – places that will awaken your senses, revive your curiosity and have a story to tell, such as:
These hidden gems were photographed by Roel Hendrickx, an avid traveler, hiker and day-tripper, who (re)discovered some of the most wonderful places in his own country thanks to this book.
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The 500 Hidden Secrets city guides are written by real locals who summarise their city in 100 lists of 5 addresses or facts, relating to food and drink, accommodation, shopping and culture.
The authors always try to go off the beaten track, selecting lesser known places, which have yet to be found by the tourist hordes.
In some cases, their suggestions include places and facts many of the cities’ residents have yet to discover, making The 500 Hidden Secrets the guide even locals count on.
To date the 500 Hidden Secrets Team has published over 35 guides that are regularly updated. Their website is also a travel inspiration platform featuring a nice cross-section of each of their guides.
Please note that all the addresses in their guides and on their website have been personally selected by the authors themselves. They do not publish anything in exchange for financial or other compensation.