New fully updated edition - March 2022 - Journalist DEREK BLYTH has lived in Belgium for more than 30 years. He has written countless articles and a number of books about Belgian cities, including the bestselling city guides The 500 Hidden Secrets of Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. This new alternative guidebook is his personal ode to what he likes to call ‘the world’s strangest country’. It takes you off the beaten track to more than 300 curious and unexpected places. The aim is to reveal hidden places that will awaken your senses, revive your curiosity and tell an interesting story. The book covers an eclectic range of 60 themes such as inspiring artists’ houses, enigmatic monuments, authentic markets, baffling borders, unknown urban trails, curious follies.. These hidden gems were photographed by ROEL HENDRICKX, an avid traveller, hiker and day tripper, who has discovered or revisited some of the most wonderful places in his own country thanks to this book.