There’s so much more to Belgium than Hercule Poirot and the European Union. Whether you’re here for a city break or a more exhaustive road trip, you’ll find something for everyone here.
Reasons to book with Zest Car Rental
Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to car hire in Belgium. Not only does our simple and hassle-free booking process makes hiring a car easy, we don’t charge any amendment or credit card fees.
We work with carefully selected and trusted car rental providers in Belgium who care as much about customer service as we do. We have won awards and receive regular testimonials for our approach to customer service which is why our UK based head office is open 6 days a week. We operate a 24/7 emergency phone service to help with any problems you may have when you’re on the road. We give you total peace of mind with breakdown assistance throughout Belgium in case of the unexpected.
We also offer top-up insurance to ensure you’re completely covered. When it comes to hiring a car in Belgium we’ve cut out the jargon and simplified matters so you know exactly what the deal is.
Belgian airports and must see cities
Fly into Brussels Airport (Brussels-Zaventum Airport) and you’re perfectly placed to explore not just the capital but the rest of Belgium too. This beautiful city is easily explored by foot and the Grand Place is a great place to start. The striking Town Hall and Gothic Breadhouse are the most well-known buildings here but the others are just as spectacular. Galleries such as the Magritte Museum are among the cultural highlights found in the capital and you should allow plenty of time to explore them thoroughly.
Already been to Brussels? Drive to Bruges instead for a taste of culture and beautiful architecture. Take a boat trip along the canals and visit the Belfry before heading to the beautiful ancient town of Tournai. 2,000 years in the making, Tournai is filled with history and excellent museums.
Alternatively, make your way to Spa. Whether you’re here for the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps or a spell in one of the healing springs that put this town on the map, you’ll discover a new and unexpected side to Belgium.
If you’re here to visit the battlefields of World War I, it’s likely you’ll start at Ypres (Flanders). A number of battles were fought here including the Battle of Passchendaele resulting in the deaths of around 1 million soldiers.
Whilst in Ypres, make sure you visit the Lakenhalle. This medieval cloth building was one of the largest commercial buildings in the Middle Ages before it (and nearby St Martin’s Cathedral) were destroyed during the Great War. Reconstructed between 1933 and 1967, it has been restored to its former glory and, along with the Cathedral, has become a poignant reminder of the cost of the war.