Hostels Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg: The Only Unofficial, Comprehensive, Opinionated Guide

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Here is the unbiased lowdown on 98 hostels in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Whether you're looking to party or just looking for a clean, quiet, affordable place to crash, this guide will get you exactly where you want to go. The authors tell it like it is with their at-a-glance rating system and candid descriptions. Entries include their opinions on cleanliness, safety, hospitality, party potential, best bet for a bite, the hostel's "gestalt" and what to see and do in the area. They also tell you how ...
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Overview

Here is the unbiased lowdown on 98 hostels in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Whether you're looking to party or just looking for a clean, quiet, affordable place to crash, this guide will get you exactly where you want to go. The authors tell it like it is with their at-a-glance rating system and candid descriptions. Entries include their opinions on cleanliness, safety, hospitality, party potential, best bet for a bite, the hostel's "gestalt" and what to see and do in the area. They also tell you how to get there using your own feet or wheels, or by public transportation. (4 3/4 x 8 1/4, 208 pages, b&w photos, maps, icons)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762721856
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: Hostels Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Karr is an award-winning writer from Athens, Georgia, whose contributions have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Sierra, and other publications. He has twice been named artist-in-residence by the National Parks Service.
Martha Coombs is a translator, writer, and photographer who works in North America and abroad. Her hometown is Portland, Maine.
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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 1
A Short History of Hostelling 9
How to Hostel 15
Traveling in the Benelux Countries 21
Getting There 21
Getting Around 24
Phones 27
Money 27
Speaking French and Dutch (and Flemish) 29
Other Resources 32
Hostels Belgium 35
Belgium: Diving In 36
Brussels 38
Northern Belgium 50
Antwerp 51
Blankenberge 57
Brugge 58
Diest 66
Dudzele 67
Genk (Brokrijk) 68
Ghent 69
Geraardsbergen 71
Huizingen 72
Kortrijk 73
Maldegem 73
Nijlen 75
Oostduinkerke 76
Oostende 77
St. Martens (Voeren) 78
Tongeren 78
Westerlo 79
Zoersel 80
Southern Belgium 82
Bouillon 83
Champlon 84
Liege 85
Malmedy 87
Namur 88
Sankt-Vith 89
Tournai 90
Hostels Netherlands 93
The Netherlands: Diving in 95
Amsterdam 98
Northern Netherlands 130
Ameland Island (Hollum) 131
Apeldoorn 133
Bakkum 134
Egmond 135
Gorssel 136
Grou 137
Heeg 138
Heemskerk 139
Hoorn 141
Meppel 142
Nijverdal 143
Orvelte 144
Scheemda 145
Sneek 146
Terschelling Island (West-Terschelling) 148
Texel Island (Den Burg) 151
Southern Netherlands 152
Arnhem 153
Bergen op Zoom 154
Chaam 156
Domburg 157
Doorwerth 158
Dordrecht 159
Elst 160
Haarlem 161
The Hague 162
Maastricht 165
Noordwijk 166
Rotterdam 167
Soest 168
Utrecht (Bunnik) 169
Valkenswaard 172
Hostels Luxembourg 175
Luxembourg: Diving in 176
Luxembourg 178
Beaufort 179
Echternach 180
Ettelbruck 181
Grevenmacher 182
Hollenfels 183
Larochette 185
Lultzhausen 186
Luxembourg City 187
Vianden 188
Wiltz 189
Paul and Martha's Picks 193
The Top Hostels in the Benelux Countries 193
A Dozen Sporty Hostels 194
Five Hard Rockin' Party Hostels 194
Five Beach Hostels 195
The Ten Best Family Hostels 195
... And Two Romantic Castle Hostels 196
About the Authors 197
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