Rent a Car in Belgium
Car Rental in Belgium
Get on the open road and experience Belgium’s North Sea Coastline, for a more scenic route, follow the N4 highway, reflecting the beauty of the Ardennes mountain range and the Meuse Valley.
An enjoyable trip would be an excursion to Bruge’s Kasteel Ten Berghe, an extravagant 12th Century Victorian Castle guaranteed to enthral. For a more surreal yet charming experience, navigate your way to La Ballade des Gnomes accommodation in Durbuy – less than an hour from Charleroi -, where you can choose from ten uniquely tailored rooms that resemble characteristics surroundings straight out of a fairy-tale.Book now
Explore Belgium in an Avis hire car
History and Culture
For the historical aficionado, Belgium is a bountiful realm of World War memorabilia, with sites to drive to such as Menin Gate, the Irish Peace Tower, and Waterloo Battlefield, less than a half hour’s drive from Brussels. Perhaps Belgian culture is the objective of your four-wheeled crusade?, if so, take a smooth jaunt to Liège’ Public Transport Museum where you’ll discover more about the first nation to contain a railway in continental Europe. For a more historic look into Belgium’s myths and legends, park up at The Museum of Folklore in Ghent, for a truly enlightening experience.
Shopping and Eating Out
For the connoisseur of fine dining, steer your way through the historic city of Bruges or to the dynamic metropolis of Antwerp to savour the unique handmade chocolate flavours at both locations for The Chocolate Line, one of Belgium’s most renowned and antiquated chocolatier. If it’s authentic and traditional Belgian food that you’re after, travel in comfort to Brussel’s Gare-Du-Midi market, brimming with Waffle Gaufre and Frikandel stands – a deep fried mixed meat hotdog-, among many other mouth-watering pit stops. Perhaps retail therapy and fashion are more your style, if so, set the date on your calendar and turn the key for a spin to one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe, namely Brussel’s Winter Wonders, or follow your Sat Nav for a spot of lavish, up style browsing in Galleries St. Hubert Brussels – allegedly the first ever shopping mall in Europe.
Road rules of Belgium
Which Side of the Road?
In Belgium, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Lots of crossings are equipped with Cameras, if caught jumping a red light you can be fined heavily.
- Mobile telephones may only be used with a hands-free stsyem.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- A limit of 18 mph (30 km/h) may be indicated at the entrance to a built up area or in school areas
- Motorways and National Roads 43 mph - 50 mph (70 km/h - 80 km/h)
Please be aware of changing speeds indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
- It's compulsory to wear a seat belt, including in the back seats if belts are fitted. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure all passengers wear their belts (and the driver will be fined if passengers are not belted in).
- Children 13 Kg to 18 Kg must travel in a car seat, facing forwards.
- Children measuring less than 1.35m must travel in an adapted car seat.
- Babies up to 13 Kg must travel in a car seat, facing backwards.
- Children 18 Kg to 36 Kg must travel in an adapted car seat using the normal seat belt.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change.