Flexi Map Brussels is much more than just a laminated map. The tourist information section includes detailed descriptions and some stunning photographs of a carefully selected number of recommended sights, these sights are linked to the mapping by easy to find numbered markers. There is also an abundance of helpful information on getting around, tipping, opening times, public holidays, emergency telephone numbers and much more. The comprehensive index has been divided into different categories to make locating places as easy as possible. The laminated finish is tough, weatherproof and can be written on using a non-permanent marker. The main map shows the city at a scale of 1:12 500 (1cm = 0.125km) and highlights numerous places of interest such as public buildings, hotels, embassies and parks. A separate plan of the Brussels Metro system is located in a prominent position for ease of use. The reverse side depicts the area around Brussels at a scale of 1:300 000 (1cm = 3km) - ideal for exploring slightly further afield - and also includes plans of Bruges and Spa.