What are the 5 best new Flemish restaurants? Where would you find the 5 best antiques shops? Who are the 5 most innovative designers working in the city? Where are the 5 most unique and individual houses located? And if you wanted to find the most mysterious places in the Citadelpark, where are they? The 500 Hidden Secrets of Ghent is a wonderfully eclectic guide to this multifaceted city. An insider's view of Ghent featuring little known facts and snippets of useful information, presenting the quirky and the off-beat, and sharing the whereabouts of some of the city's wonderful hidden gems like the Hotel Arnold Vanderhaeghen and the Gruut City Brewery. Aided by a team of bloggers, passionate about their native city, Derek Blyth has really captured the feel and flavour of Ghent. Packed with accessible, easy-to-read information, maps, itinaries, sections on food & drink, accommodation, green-spaces, museums, galleries and shops; an essential resource for the inquisitive traveller.
Derek Blyth is a writer and a journalist, originally from the UK, who has lived in Belgium for more than 20 years. He is a former editor of The Bulletin and has written numerous travel articles and guides, including a regular column on Brussels life in Eurostar's Metropolitan Magazine.Co-founder of the discussion forum Cafe Europa; he created the website www.mysecretbrussels.com. Additionally, he is the author of The 500 Hidden of Brussels and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Antwerp.