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HIDDEN TENERIFE

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF STOCKHOLM

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF BUDAPEST

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF TOKYO

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YUKIKO TAJIMA

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LESLIE SANTARINA

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The Netherlands

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ANDRÁS TÖRÖK

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ANTONIA AF PETERSENS

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CONNY MELKEBEEK

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HIDDEN BELGIUM

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ABOUT THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS

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About The 500 H I D D E N S E C R E T S

From 5 awesome biking tours in Berlin to the 5 best art book stores in New York, from the 5 most eye-catching modern buildings in Paris to the 5 best street markets in Lisbon: you can find all of these lists with cool addresses, and a lot more, in the travel guides of The 500 Hidden Secrets series. In 2012 Luster published the first book in what would become a unique and internationally successful series of city guides: The 500 Hidden Secrets. The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels was an immediate success; today 7 updates have already been published, with over 25.000 copies sold. Since then, the series has grown substantially, with bestselling titles like The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris, The 500 Hidden Secrets of London, and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Barcelona, which was named the second best Barcelona guide book by The Independent in 2017.

Each of these guides —— is written by a savvy local —— contains only independent advice —— is based on thorough research and the author’s personal opinions —— is frequently updated and reissued. In the spring of 2018 there will be 24 titles available in The 500 Hidden Secrets series, and Luster will also launch the first two titles in a new series of travel guides, covering countries and regions instead of cities: Hidden Belgium and Hidden Tenerife. Also, don’t forget to visit our website W W W . T H E 5 0 0 H I D D E N S E C R E T S . C O M : it’s a platform where travel aficionados can find inspiration for new destinations, beautiful photos and a lot of content from the books. Of course The 500 Hidden Secrets are on Instagram (@500hiddensecrets) and Facebook; discover your favourite secrets there, on the website, or in this catalogue. Interested in having a display in your shop? Ask about the conditions.

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HIDDEN BELGIUM DEREK BLYTH

FIRST TITLE IN THE NEW HIDDEN-SERIES ABOUT COUNTRIES AND REGIONS

Journalist Derek Blyth was born in the U.K. but has lived in Belgium for more than 25 years. He has written countless articles about Belgian cities (for example as editor-in-chief of The Bulletin) and books like Flemish Cities Explored. He is the author of The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and Flanders Fields and the Belgian Coast. This brand new guide is his personal ode to the most beautiful and intriguing spots in what he calls ‘the world’s strangest country’. He shares secrets such as: —— 3 weird R O C K Y O U T C R O P S —— the 3 most D R E A M Y C A S T L E S to visit —— 4 places to see E C C E N T R I C A R T —— the 6 most B I Z A R R E B U I L D I N G S —— 5 adventurous A R D E N N E S H I K E S —— and much more. 6

Hidden Belgium Derek Blyth PHOTOGRAPHY Roel Hendrickx a.o. RELEASE March 2018 FINISH Paperback FORMAT 13 × 18,5 cm PAGES ca. 256 ISBN 9789460582141 NUR 510, 511 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 19,95 / £ 16,95 / $ 25

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HIDDEN TENERIFE

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF STOCKHOLM

CONNY MELKEBEEK

ANTONIA AF PETERSENS

SECOND TITLE IN THE NEW HIDDEN-SERIES ABOUT COUNTRIES AND REGIONS

Conny Melkebeek studied philosophy and then started working as a tour leader. In those days she lost her heart in Tenerife. Today Conny still lives in Tenerife – she’s been there for over 28 years now and works as an official tourist guide. This book is her ode to the island she loves so much, and proves her statement that this popular vacation destination has a lot more to offer than most people think. Discover the most beautiful secrets on the island, such as: —— 6 M U S T - V I S I T B A R S with a spectacular view —— the 4 best shops for L O C A L D E L I C A C I E S —— 5 cool examples of C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R C H I T E C T U R E in the north —— 5 natural L A V A S W I M M I N G P O O L S —— 6 sports for A D R E N A L I N E J U N K I E S —— and much more. 8

Hidden Tenerife Conny Melkebeek RELEASE June 2018 FINISH Paperback FORMAT 13 × 18,5 cm PAGES ca. 256 ISBN 9789460582219 NUR 510, 512 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 19,95 / £ 16,95 / $ 25

500 REASONS TO BOOK A CITYTRIP TO STOCKHOLM

This spring, Luster proudly presents no less than four new titles in the successful series of The 500 Hidden Secrets. These affectionate city guides are perfect for tourists who want to avoid the usual hotspots and for locals who want to get to know their city even better. They are written by true locals, like lifestyle journalist Antonia af Petersens, who was born and bred in Stockholm. In The 500 Hidden Secrets of Stockholm she shares 500 favourite places in her hometown in fun lists of 5, like: —— the 5 best restaurants for S W E D I S H M E A T B A L L S —— 5 much-loved S W E D I S H F A S H I O N L A B E L S for women —— the 5 most beautiful U N D E R G R O U N D S T A T I O N S —— 5 lovely B I C Y C L E T O U R S —— 5 C I D E R B R E W E R I E S worth a visit —— and much more.

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Stockholm Antonia af Petersens PHOTOGRAPHY Nadja Endler RELEASE March 2018 FINISH Paperback FORMAT 12 × 18 cm PAGES 256 ISBN 9789460582189 NUR 510, 512 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF BUDAPEST

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

ANDRÁS TÖRÖK

LESLIE SANTARINA

VISIT BUDAPEST IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A TRUE LOCAL AND TRACK DOWN THE CITY’S BEST-KEPT SECRETS

Budapest has an interesting past that’s still present today – in the beautiful Paris-like architecture from the Habsburg times to the stark buildings of Communism. But a lot is happening in Budapest today as well: the city has plenty to offer for anyone who’s looking for inspiration from street style culture, like trendy and cool ruin bars. In The 500 Hidden Secrets of Budapest, András Török shares 500 must-know addresses in his hometown, such as: —— the 5 best T R A D I T I O N A L H U N G A R I A N RESTAURANTS

—— the 5 best venues for C L A S S I C A L M U S I C —— 5 A R C H I T E C T S who shaped Budapest —— 5 U N I Q U E W A Y S O F T R A N S P O R T —— and much more.

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The 500 Hidden Secrets of Budapest András Török PHOTOGRAPHY András Török RELEASE March 2018 FINISH Paperback FORMAT 12 × 18 cm PAGES 256 ISBN 9789460582172 NUR 510, 512 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

500 MUST-KNOW ADDRESSES IN CALIFORNIA’S COOLEST CITY, SELECTED BY A TRUE LOCAL

Leslie Santarina is a freelance photographer and journalist, and she is the woman behind Spotted SF, a website that presents all of San Francisco’s gems. She is always in the know when a new place opens in one SF’s cool neighbourhoods. In this book she shares her favourite places with lots of love and enthusiasm, such as: —— 5 great B R U N C H S P O T S worth waiting for —— the 5 best W I N E R I E S I N T H E C I T Y —— the 5 coolest S U R F S H O P S —— 5 spots for a spectacular and beautiful S U N S E T —— 5 intimate venues for L I V E M U S I C —— and much more.

The 500 Hidden Secrets of San Francisco Leslie Santarina PHOTOGRAPHY Leslie Santarina RELEASE March 2018 FINISH Paperback FORMAT 12 × 18 cm PAGES 272 ISBN 9789460582196 NUR 510, 513 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF TOKYO YUKIKO TAJIMA

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF LONDON Tom Greig PAGES 264

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ISBN 9789460581731 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF BARCELONA Mark Cloostermans

500 PLACES WHERE YOU’LL DISCOVER THE TRUE TOKYO

PAGES 256

5th

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ISBN 9789460581748 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

OVER 10.000 COPIES SOLD NAMED 2ND BEST BARCELONA GUIDEBOOK BY THE INDEPENDENT

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF PARIS Marie Farman PAGES 256

Yukiko Tajima was born and bred in Tokyo. She worked as an editor for a publisher in the UK for some years and then moved back to Tokyo, where she now works as an English-Japanese translator for the Japan Foundation. In this new guide she shares 500 addresses and places that many tourists don’t know, a bit off the beaten track sometimes, but always loved by the locals and worth a visit, such as: —— the 5 best restaurants to discover J A P A N E S E REGIONAL CUISINE

—— 5 shops with the most beautiful K I M O N O ’ S —— 5 wonderful natural H O T S P R I N G S —— 5 places for H A R U K I M U R A K A M I fans —— the 5 best Japanese T E A H O U S E S —— and much more.

The 500 Hidden Secrets of Tokyo

7th

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Yukiko Tajima

ISBN 9789460581373 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

PHOTOGRAPHY Koji Ishikawa

OVER 24.000 COPIES SOLD

RELEASE March 2018 FINISH Paperback FORMAT 12 × 18 cm PAGES 272 NUR 510, 517

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF BERLIN

LANGUAGE English

Nathalie Dewalhens

ISBN 9789460582202

PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

PAGES 264

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ISBN 9789460581885 LANGUAGE English PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF COPENHAGEN

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF DUBLIN

Austin Sailsbury

Shane O’Reilly

PAGES 256

PAGES 256

ISBN 9789460581762

ISBN 9789460582028

LANGUAGE English

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PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF LISBON

The 500 Hidden Secrets of … ROME MADRID

PAGES 256

HAVANA

ISBN 9789460581755

BERLIN ROTTERDAM

LANGUAGE English

COPENHAGEN

PRICE € 16,95 / £ 13,95 / $ 23

BARCELONA LISBON LONDON AMSTERDAM

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PARIS

The 500 Hidden Secrets is a series of essential city guides. Every guide • is written by a savvy local • only contains independent advice • is based on thorough research and the author’s personal opinions • is frequently updated and reissued. M I C H I E L V O S lives in Manhattan and works as a Dutch-

American correspondent for Dutch and Belgian TV and radio. E L L E N S W A N D I A K , founder of hobnobmag.com, is a lifelong New Yorker with a penchant for discovery. E R I N N S P R I N G E R is an American photographer whose work centers on human connection and the portraiture of people and place.

GHENT ISBN 978 94 6058 1779

ANTWERP BRUSSELS

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF NEW YORK

The 500 Hidden Secrets of

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DUBLIN

The 500 Hidden Secrets of New York reveals 500 off-the-beatentrack places and interesting details for anyone who’s keen to explore the city’s best-kept secrets, e.g. • The 5 best spots for slurping oysters • 5 places where you can enjoy art for free • The 5 best hotel and rooftop bars • 5 historic houses that fire the imagination • The 5 best places to shop like a New Yorker … and much more.

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF MADRID

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF LOS ANGELES

Anna-Carin Nordin

Andrea Richards

PAGES 256

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ISBN 9789460582066

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF ROME

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF MIAMI

Luisa Grigoletto & Christopher Livesay

Jen Karetnick

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF HAVANA

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF BRUSSELS

Magalie Raman

Derek Blyth

PAGES 256

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ISBN 9789460581892

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THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF BANGKOK

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF ANTWERP

Dave Stamboulis

Derek Blyth

PAGES 264

PAGES 256

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s is a book for visitors who want to avoid the usual tourist ots and for residents who are keen to track down the y’s best-kept secrets. It is the sixth guide in the successful dden Secrets series. Also available (in regularly updated new tions) are The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, ent and Flanders Fields & the Belgian Coast.

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF GHENT

Saskia Naafs & Guido van Eijck

Derek Blyth

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AMSTERDAM The 500 Hidden Secrets of

e 500 Hidden Secrets of Amsterdam reveals these good-toow addresses and many more. It is an affectionate guide to the y, written by Amsterdam-based journalists Saskia Naafs and ido van Eijck. They have selected places and details that few ople know, like an atomic bunker in the Vondelpark, a shop ere you can buy meteorite shards, or a hidden Keith Haring ural in a food distribution centre.

THE 500 HIDDEN SECRETS OF AMSTERDAM

The 500 Hidden Secrets of

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