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The Rough Guide to Belgium & Luxembourg (Rough Guide to...) [Kindle Edition]

Martin Dunford
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The holiday-makers' favourite guidebook series (The Sunday Times Travel Magazine)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13056 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (3 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FEQJAG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad 8 Dec 2008
By Gogol VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this before a trip hoping that it would be a useful guide to the country and the main cities that I wished to visit.

Main problem with it that I found was that it failed to mention the city train routes (So in another words, it will point out the main sites in a city but no clear indication of how to get there something that rough guide books generally do (I have a rough guide to Turkey that does tell you which bus stop/train to take to get from one tourist site to the other))

A positive like all rough guide books is that it is sensitive to the country it covers and gives you all the info you really need to have an enjoyable holiday visiting the main cultural sites. It has the usual history language guide etc.

Recommended, however not as good as some of the other rough guide books.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate but not impressive 6 April 2009
By BookWorm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is standard Rough Guide fare, with all the features you would expect; basic information, followed by a place-by-place guide to things to see and do, plus accommodation, food and entertainment options, with a `contexts' section at the back giving more detailed historical and cultural information. There's also a language section.

There are colour photos only at the front in the highlights section, the rest are black and white. I was also disappointed with the lack of detail in some of the travel information - considering Rough Guides are supposed to be aimed at independent travellers, they could do with including a bit more. There is no section for solo travellers at all.

Luxembourg is given scant coverage, with major monuments in Luxembourg City, such as the War Memorial, not even mentioned. This is frustrating given that Rough Guide do not provide any other more in depth guides to the country, so you would hope they'd make sure this one was more comprehensive. Some of the information is also inaccurate, such as the room numberings in the section on Brussels' Museum of Fine Arts. The maps aren't always easy to read and need more landmark information to help the traveller on the ground navigate. Some of the street names didn't seem to match up either.

It's just about small enough to fit in a handbag, but not a pocket. I found it intermittently useful although I disagreed with the author over a lot of the recommendations and comments on sites. However overall I wasn't that impressed, for saying this is a guide for an increasingly popular destination (with rising numbers of travellers looking for lower-carbon, lower-cost breaks), by one of the big players in the Guide book market.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An accurate and revealing guide. 24 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
A well-written and often humourous guide which helped us discover a side to an area so often overlooked. The information was precise, and in my opinion very well researched.
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the first time that I have bought a Kindle edition of a Rough Guide or any other guidebook. It is convenient to carry of course and pretty useful for reference and good to read. The big downside on my Kindle Paperwhite is that the maps have too low a resolution to be very useful - for example the numbers showing restaurant locations on the maps are illegible on the Kindle and my laptop. However, using the Kindle app to read on my smartphone overcomes this, and I expect the same would be true for tablets or other touchscreen devices.
As to its usefulness as a guidebook, I would give it five stars. As usual with Rough Guides, it has everything I need in a general guidebook, although for art and architecture I also like to have the Blue Guide if available. I find Rough Guides match my requirements better than Lonely Planets, but that must be largely a matter of what information you want and how easy you find the books to use.
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