From historic cities and world-class museums, to beer, frites and chocolate, Belgium dishes up a platter of ways to beguile its guests...
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.
Be aware that Belgium has three official languages. This can make it difficult to follow road signs as names of towns change from one language to another as you drive along. Whilst this is mainly 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.
If you wish to book Belgium car hire, do so in advance to find the cheapest deals. This also gives you the opportunity to plan your perfect trip, arranging pick-up and drop-off points to suit your travel plans. There are many car-hire locations in Belgium, making it easy for you to collect a vehicle at the airport upon arrival, or perhaps acquainting yourself with one of the cities for a few days before picking up your car at a handy downtown location.
There are plenty of ways to see this friendly nation, so when you’ve planned your dream trip you can compare prices on car hire in Belgium using TravelSupermarket’s search tool.
When you rent a car, Belgium gives you the key that unlocks its finest treasures...
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, 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 more than 2,000 beers from 60 countries.
Car hire in Belgium allows you to make use of the country's excellent motorway system to visit Antwerp and Bruges. Antwerp is 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.
There are many adventures to be had outside of the main cities, too. There are castles to visit and hills and rivers on which to walk or kayak. Sites from the Second World War are also worth seeing. You can even visit the original spa town of Spa.
Whatever your holiday desires, you can have a quick and cheap break in welcoming Belgium and car hire here can only add to the enjoyment.