If there's something really wrong with this brand new eyewitness travel guide it's the subtittle: the book covers almost all important, interesting and delightfull pieces of land of this wonderfull "pocket" country and I'd rather nominate it: "Belgium: the essencial". This time, DK (editors) brought us a correctly concised, essencial, plum weight good-to-take-away guide, free from futile information. It has only 192 pages but it's far better than the 224 pages of Stockholm guide, for instance, that describes "atractions" to expent the time of a whole life and tells nothing about the exciting city of Upsalla, just 35 miles from the capital. The Guide describes the "you should go" cities of Leuven, Namur,Mechelen,Liége,Mons and others sites besides the "You must go" ones of Brussells, Brugge, Ghent and Antwerp. It's plenty of perfect tridimensional pictures, maps, texts, photos and special boxes with further detailed information, all of them pieces of art that give you a sistemic understanding about WHAT your mind and the 5 senses should "catch". One more comment: They clearly put in de limelight the flemish-speaking regions of the country. The French ones could receive more attention (perhaps more graphic details). The French-speaking comunity worldwide may not appreciate this uneven treatment. Anyway, the book's tittle and its price doesn't sell a mousetrap as a good camembert, so .... in this edition, The Dorling Kindersley Series almost meet again the perfect and final formula of a travel guide, as they did in the New York, London and Istanbul's editions.