Image of the Arc de Triomphe in Belgium

Belgium's popularity with tourists has rocketed in recent years. Despite being one of Europe's smallest countries at approximately 175 miles long and about 90 miles wide, there's plenty to keep you busy during your stay. Car hire in Belgium is a must to ensure you don't miss out on any picturesque sites that can be found throughout this charming country.

Car hire in Belgium is a must...

Brussels, the capital city, has plenty of stunning sites to visit such as the Grand-Place, considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe and the Horta Museum, a popular museum dedicated to the life and work of Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta. Visit the Delirium Café at night, a lively bar that's noted for stocking over 2000 beers from over 60 different countries.

Car hire in Belgium allows you to make use of Belgium's excellent motorway system to visit Antwerp and Bruges. Antwerp a 45 minute drive from Brussels and Bruges is just over an hour away. When in Antwerp visit the Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of Our Lady), covering 2.5 acres, it's the largest church in Belgium. When visiting the medieval city of Bruges, take a bike tour to see all that Bruges has to offer. Other cities within easy driving distance in your hire car are Ghent, known for its historical sites, and Liege, famous for its architecture.

Image of Brussels in Belgium

Be aware that Belgium has three official languages within the country. This can make it difficult to follow road signs as names of towns on road signs can change. Whilst this is mainly only an issue in the countryside, make sure you familiarise with different versions of a town's name before starting your journey. Keep this in mind and enjoy exploring the sights of Belgium in your hire car.