The renowned Monocle magazine has announced a new edition in their series of series of city travel guides. Brussels, along with Antwerp will be the focus of the latest edition of the Monocle Travel Guide!
Monocle states that “the Belgian capital and its city cousin have blossomed in recent years, playing home to fresh designers, clever chefs and some of Europe’s most interesting shops and museums.” The guide promises to offer more than the standard lines about the diamond district, EU headquarters, beer & moules-frites.
The guide is packed with all the finest stuff that Brussels and Antwerp have to offer – from hotels, restaurants and designer shops to items that any souvenir hunter should not miss.
Guide description notes that:
It’s a boon and burden to Belgium that Brussels is the capital of both the country and the rest of Europe. There are many benefits to hosting this lofty seat of power but the city can also fall victim to the associated red tape. An hour away by train, Antwerp is a more relaxed affair, where the creative and cultural scenes almost outshine the city’s famous diamonds. For this guide we’ve toured both destinations and found plenty of gems throughout. We’ve sized up Antwerp’s stellar fashion offering and admired its architectural delights. We’ve taste-tested our way through Brussels’ finest restaurants and visited its most spectacular museums. Brussels may be the heart of the EU but unassuming Antwerp has long been one of Europe’s most prosperous ports. Join us as we drop anchor at both cosmopolitan hubs – and dip in and out of a few of Belgium’s smaller, canal-laced cities in between.
To find out more and order the new Monocle Travel guide, visit the official website.