Synopses & Reviews
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really
need to know when traveling in Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels.
The self-guided tours in this book will lead you on bike rides over cobblestone streets and on cruises through charming canals. Stop to smell the tulips as you hike past whirring windmills. Get inspired by the work of the Dutch Masters and visit the ultramodern European Parliament. When it's time for a break, sample fine chocolates or sip local beerseach served in its own distinctive glass.
Ricks candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Youll learn how to get around the Low Countries by train, bus, or car, and discover which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
About the Author
Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe)
, a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves)
, and a podcast (Rick Steves' Audio Europe)
; writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 70 at Europe Through the Back Doorin Edmonds, Washington, just north of SeattleRick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.
Gene Openshaw is a writer, composer, tour guide, and lecturer on art and history. Specializing in writing walking tours of Europe's cultural sights, Gene has co-authored eight of Rick's books and contributes to Rick's public television series. As a composer, Gene has written a full-length opera (Matter), a violin sonata, and dozens of songs. He lives near Seattle with his daughter, and roots for the Mariners in good times and bad.