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Walburg

....179
Waldbröl

...105
Waldhof

...141
Waldkirch

...159
Walkenried

76
Wallers ...

4
Wallersheim..

.107
Waremme

68
Warquignies

47
Wasserbillig..

61
Wateringen

.184
Waterloo.....

... 42, 49
Watreloos

17
Watten

2
Wavre Fleuris..

46
Wavre Ste. Catherine

59
Wecker ...

... 61
Weibery.

.....104
Weingarten istintantoor...........156
Weinheim .......................
Weissenbach

...165
Weissenburg ..................
Weissenthurm ..................

.107

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Welmich
.....115 Wortel

59
Wesel...

96, 190

Würselen
Wesserling

.175
Westmael
..... 59 Xanthen, or Xanten

............ 96
Wetteren

..13, 23
Wichelen
.... 13 Yburg

...165
Wiesbaden

.....125
Ymuiden

...188
Wiesloch
.....156 | Ypres, or Ypern

....... 32
Wildbad
...165 Yvoir

63
Wilryck...

.... 32
Wilwerwiltz.
75 Zaandam

.186, 183
Winden ....
,145 Zabern

...172
Winkel
...123 Zeist

...190
Winningen
.110 Zell.

..112, 167
Winterwyk

...190 Zuid Beveland.....
Wittelsheim...

...175
Zulte

6
Woerden
....185 Zutphen.......

.......190
......179 Zuyder Zee ...............188, 189
Wolfach.

......167 Zweibrücken ...............138, 145
Wolfskirchen ....... ............177 | Zwingenberg .....................149
Woolwich

.......... 24
Zwolle

...............190
Worms
..............................139 Zwyndrecht.

.......................... 58

....... 25

Woerth ........

.....151

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ANTWERP:
Churches

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Notre Dame...............

34 Interior of .........................

34 St. James's

34 Plan of

26 Rubens' House

34 Theatre, The

34 BRUGES :Academy, The....

34 Church of the Holy Blood

34 Hôtel de Ville...

34 Palais de la Nation

34 Palace of the Counts of Flanders

34 Railway Station....

34 Tour des Halles

34 Bouchout, Château of ....

68 BRUSSELS: Place Royale ...............

34 Plan of

32 View of

34 Calais

6 Chokier, Castle of

66 COURTRAY:

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville ........................ 6 DINANT:Church of

68 La Roche à Bayard

68 Frankfort-on-the-Main, Plan of.................. 128 GAENT:Casino

6 Church of St. Nicholas..................

6 Maison des Bateliers............................

6 Palais de Justice

6 Plan of

8 HUY:View of......

66 Vue de Visi..........

68 LIBGE:Bridge of Arches

68 Bridge Val Benoit

68 Sauve Nière, Promenade of.....................

68 View of .....

66 Laeken, Palais du Roi

66 LOUVAIN :Hôtel de Ville ..........................................

68 Mallieue ......................................................... 66

PAGI Mayence, Plan of

126 Meuse, Panorama of the

50 Viaduct over the

66 Nameche, Curious Rocks near ....................

66 NAXUR: Château of ..............................................

66 OSTEND:Plan of

18 OUDENARDE: Hôtel de Ville

6 RHINE, Views on the:

Braubach and the Castle of Marksburg 108
Cologne....
Alter Markt ...................................

80 Apostelkirche

80 Rathhaus

80 St. Marienkirche

80 Dausenau .............................................. 164 Ems

164 Gutenfels ................................................

108 Heidelberg

142 Eglise St. Esprit

142 Porte Charles

142 Porte du Pont ...................... 142 Porte Elisabeth......................

142 Lahnstein ..............................................

164 Oberwesel

............................. 110 Round Tower

110 Valley near .............................

110 Pfalz

108 Stolzenfels

164 Vier Thurme

164 View near Andernach ........................... 108 Sampson, Rocks of......................................

66 Seilles, Castle of............

66 Slaigneaux

66 Tilf, View of

68 TOURNAY:Cathedral

6 Railway Station..................................

6 WATERLOO :Monuments at.............................................

66 Plan of

42 Ypres, Les Halles

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PREFACE.

THE Hand-Books hitherto published for the use of travellers on the Continent have been the subject of so much complaint and objection, both in reference to their bulk and voluminous character, that the Publishers of the present volume determined to meet the requirements and oft-expressed wishes of the public, by undertaking the task of supplying to them Continental Hand-Books, small and convenient in size, yet replete with all the descriptive, historical, and other useful information so ably and faithfully given in the large volumes published by their contemporaries. And they trust that this effort of theirs will not be looked upon as an unwarrantable intrusion upon ground already occupied, nor yet as an unworthy rival to books of a larger and more elaborate description.

The present revised Hand-Book furnishes the traveller with a valuable companion in his Tour through Belgium and on the Rhine. And with a view to his convenience and information, we have given him a book small and compact, capable of being consigned to the pocket, or borne in the hand without trouble or annoyance; whilst it furnishes him with matter-of-fact descriptions of what ought to be seen on his journey and in his visits, carefully selecting all the historical details and anecdotes, and such other matters as we believe calculated to interest, whilst they instruct the English traveller, at the same time that we have excluded all that was dry or useless. In our descriptions of buildings and institutions, though we have not burdened our readers with the genealogical histories of their founders, proprietors, and architects, yet we have not confined ourselves to giving a mere catalogue of them, but we have furnished all that was valuable in connection with their histories, paintings, and architecture, at the same time that we have illustrated them by a series of engravings.

In all our arrangements we have observed, so far as possible, a simple and condensed style; and wherever practicable have availed ourselves of good and correct information gathered from other sources. The nature or character of this volume tolerates little novelty, and admits of no deviation from the principle on which such a work must be essentially based. Books in foreign languages must be the chief sources of our information, modified by personal observation and experience.

We meet the traveller in England, impart to him the information necessary for the purpose of preparation, directing him in reference to the management of his passport and luggage at home and on the Continent; we lead him by the most approved routes through his tour, and place before him every item of instruction useful to him in his journey. We do not, however, say that our work is faultless. Were it so, we should have achieved an impossibility, for we believe that Hand-Books are “like watches, the worst are better than none—the best cannot be expected to go quite true.” We know the severe ordeal a Hand-Book for travellers abroad has to pass through; we can thoroughly appreciate the merciless criticism which will test its truth when weighing its accuracy on the very spot described, but, however, we fearlessly and confidingly launch it forth, trustful in the forbearance of all, whilst hopeful that those who make use of it will kindly favour us by forwarding to us corrections of any errors or inaccuracies they may discover in it..

In conclusion, we can only remark that in the editing of the present volume we have aimed at the medium between an useless repetition of detail, and the annoyance of a tasteless brevity of description ; and trust the traveller may find it not less useful than interesting.

INTRODUCTION.

PASSPORTS—MONEY-PostiNG-DILIGENCES, HIRED CARRIAGES, BARRIERS, Roads

-VIGILANTES—BELGIAN HOTELS-PRICES OF REFRESHMENT AT THE BELGIAN
RAILWAY STATIONS–GENERAL VIEW OF BELGIUM-RAILWAYS IN BELGIUM.
See Bradshaw's Continental Guide, published monthly, for the latest particulars
respecting Hotels, Chaplains, Medical Men, Bankers, Population, Railways,
Steamers, and other matters which are liable to change at different places.

PASSPORTS.-CUSTOM HOUSE.-MONEY.-POSTING. PASSPORTS are not absolutely required by British subjects either for Belgium or Holland, and only partially so for Germany, but whether required or not, it is always useful for the traveller to have one to shew when called upon. The police take lists of persons staying at the Hotels and Cafés. A Passport may be obtained through our Agents, W. J. Adams and Sons, 59, Fleet Street. Belgian Consulate, 118, Bishopsgate Street Within ; Embassy, 36, Grosvenor Gardens. Dutch Consulate, Finsbury Circus; Embassy, 40, Grosvenor Gardens. German Consulate, 5, Bloomfield Street, E.C.; Embassy, 9, Carlton House Terrace.

ROUTES.—London to Brussels, Cologne, and the Rhine, viâ the South Eastern or the London, Chatham, and Dover Railways; see Routes 1, 2 and 18. London to Rotterdam or Antwerp, viâ the Great Eastern Railway to Harwich. To Holland and the Rhine, viâ London, Chatham, and Dover Railway to Queenborough, and steamer to Flushing. London to Ostead or Antwerp by steamer direct. From the North of England, viâ Grimsby or Hull to Antwerp, Holland, &c.; and from Newcastle or Leith to Rotterdam. See Bradshaw's Continental Guide for further information, according to circumstances.

Custom House.—Travellers proceeding through Belgium to the Rhine should have their luggage registered for Cologne, where it is examined.

MONEY.-Circular notes are given by most of the principal London Bankers, and form a very safe and convenient kind of Letters of credit. The arrangements for cashing them in the various countries through which the traveller may have to pass are very simple and efficient, precluding almost the possibility of fraud. As a letter of indication is given with them, we would caution tourists to keep the one in their pocket-book and the other in their baggage. French, Italian, and even Swiss money was formerly current, as well as Belgian, but owing to the collapse of the arrangement between the Latin nations, it is better not to accept any curi cy in

A 1---(Belgium.)

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