My Review of The Low Countries: A History

The Low Countries: A History

The Low Countries: A History by Anthony Bailey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Back in 2016 Cheryl and I made a trip to The Netherlands and Belgium to go on a “boat-and-bike” tour. This consisted of a very basic bunk on a barge that went through the canals and rivers, starting in Amsterdam and ending in Bruges. Each day we would get up, have breakfast, pack lunch, and get out on our bikes for 35-40 miles of biking. When we got to our destination we would rejoin the boat for dinner, and then depending on where were stopped, a night out on the town with our fellow travellers. It was quite nice, and I recommend it.

Given that we knew nearly nothing about the area we would be travelling through, I picked up this volume as a Nook book that I read in preparation, and it serve perfectly well for the purpose. I would not come here for in-depth history or deep analysis of the culture, this is really an historical survey to help fill in some blanks. If that is what you are looking for, this is perfectly serviceable.



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