Belgium

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Belgium - by Henk Nouws This small kingdom has some surprisingly lovely landscapes. The Wallonian Ardennes region in the southeast is most famous among hikers, with its densely wooded river valleys and farm lands higher up on the undulating plateaus. In the northeast are the mysterious Hautes Fagnes, an upland plain of peat moors, partly in the Ardennes and partly in the Eifel region, and now a nature reserve that offers stunning beauty in all seasons. The north and west of Belgium, known as Flanders, is mostly low flat countryside, but nonetheless traversed by a myriad of long distance hiking trails, some of which lead through historic towns like Bruges and Ghent.

The majority of Belgian long distance hiking trails are  known as GR's, a conveniently bi-lingual abbreviation of Grande Randonnees (French) or Grote Routepaden (Dutch). European long distance trails E2, E3 and E9 all lead through Belgium, and coincide with GR's.

Along the GR's, small hotels, B&B's and camping sites can be found in almost every village or town. Walking Belgium is a fun experience, frequently taking you back in time to what appears to be some older version of Europe. The often somewhat ramshackle towns, quaint shops and cafe's, old-fashioned politeness, excellent food and beer, there is simply no hurry to modernize, just live for the moment.

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Hiking map Belgium NW

Hiking map Belgium SE

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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Insight Guides Explore Bruges (Travel Guide with Free eBook) 01/05/20
  • Insight Guides Explore BrugesTravel made easy. Ask local experts. Focused travel guide featuring the very best routes and itineraries, now with free eBook.Discover the best of Bruges with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don`t miss out on must-see, top attractions like De... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Time to momo - Gent
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Gent reisgids! Gent is een eigenzinnige stad. Gentenaars hebben dan ook de bijnaam 'stroppendragers', omdat ze zich makkelijk verzetten tegen onrecht. Het is een linkse, progressieve stad waar iedereen zich thuis kan voelen. Geschiedenis en heden gaan hand in hand; in de middeleeuwse stad kun je oude... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Time to momo - Gent
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Gent reisgids! Gent is een eigenzinnige stad. Gentenaars hebben dan ook de bijnaam 'stroppendragers', omdat ze zich makkelijk verzetten tegen onrecht. Het is een linkse, progressieve stad waar iedereen zich thuis kan voelen. Geschiedenis en heden gaan hand in hand; in de middeleeuwse stad kun je oude... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Flandern | Dumont
  • Der Namen Flandern gehört zu den glanzvollsten der europäischen Kulturgeschichte. Er steht für eine Städtelandschaft, die auf dem Kontinent ihresgleichen nicht hat: mit Brügge als historischem Zentrum, mit Gent und Antwerpen, die große Vergangenheit und dynamische Gegenwart eindrucksvoll verbinden. Kaum dahinter zurück stehen Löwen und Mecheln,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Bruges and Ghent | Berlitz
  • Pocket Guide Berlitz is een handzaam engelstalige reisgids met bezienswaardigheden, kaartjes, hotels en restaurants. Past makkelijk in de binnenzak. Bruges and Ghent are two of Belgium's most attractive cities, and both have much to tempt the visitor: winding cobbled streets that sit side-by-side with canals are overlooked by Gothic buildings;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Waterloo & Beyond | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Two hundred years after the battle, the area around Waterloo is a lovely landscape of rolling farmland containing dozens of key sites, memorials and monuments to discover. But the Waterloo region offers far more than just a battlefield. A wealth of sights beckons the curious tourist, including the historic town of Nivelles with its towering... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Wandelen langs de Our van bron tot monding | Jan Veltkamp
  • Het boekje (80 pagina's) Wandelen langs de Our van bron tot monding is uitgekomen. Meer dan 100 km wandelplezier door België (Oostkantons), Duitsland en Luxemburg. In de bijlage treft u een paar pagina's aan om een idee te krijgen hoe het boekje er uit ziet. Het formaat is 148 x 210 mm staand (A 5 formaat). De afwerking is genaaid gebrocheerd.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Staycation Guide | Your Little Black Book
  • Anne de Buck is de oprichter van Nederlands grootste (urban) travel en lifestyle blog Your Little Black Book. Als professioneel travelblogger reist ze de hele wereld over op zoek naar de leukste hotspots en verborgen parels. Bijna iedere week wordt ze wakker in een andere stad, maar thuishaven Amsterdam blijft haar favoriet. Op... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Praktisch Pelgrimeren | Nederlands Genootschap van Sint Jacob
  • De pelgrimage naar de middeleeuwse stad Santiago de Compostela in Noordwest Spanje beleeft in onze tijd een ongekende herleving. Jaarlijks trekken vele tienduizenden te voet of per fiets, en een enkeling te paard, naar de veronderstelde begraafplaats van de apostel Jacobus de Meerdere. Ongeacht of men reist vanuit religieuze, spirituele,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids 1e Wereldoorlog - World War I Battlefields | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Published to coincide with the centenary of the end of World War I, this new, thoroughly revised edition of Bradt's World War I Battlefields is the only compact practical travel guide to cover both French and Belgian battlefield sites. Produced in a lightweight and portable format, the guide features all the main memorials and museums alongside... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Trotter België | Lannoo
  • Veel aandacht voor praktische informatie als hotels en restaurants, maar ook, soms wat beperkte beschrijvingen van bezienswaardigheden. Handig zijn de vele plattegronden: verrassend en verfrissend geschreven! Trotter is een originele serie reisgidsen met een eigen mening en persoonlijkheid. Trotter houdt geen clichés in stand, maar biedt de... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vilvoorde NGI Topo 23/7-8
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Herbeumont - Suxy
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Geraardsbergen - Galmaarden
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mechelen NGI Topo 23
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:50,000 from the country’s national survey organization, Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National. Contour interval varies according to the terrain, from 2.5 metres in the coastal areas to 10 metres in the Ardennes. The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Petergensfeld - Lammersdorf
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gesves - Ohey
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Manderfeld
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vielsalm - Recht
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bilzen - Lanaken
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Reinartzhof - Hoscheit
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Modave - Clavier
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ouren
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Muno
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lessines NGI 38/1-2
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tongeren - Herderen
  • Topographical survey of Belgium at 1:20,000 from Nationaal Geografisch Instituut / Institut Géographique National, the country’s national survey organization. Each 20K map covers one quarter of the corresponding 1:50,000 map (with adjustments in the border and coastal areas). The maps provide all the information expected of topographic mapping... Read more
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