Hiring a car at Brussels Airport is the best way of touring Belgium, because TUI Cars has numerous partner car hire companies right there where you need them. Visit the emblematic Atomium to take in the splendid view of the capital of Belgium from this vantage point; admire the historic Flemish architecture; watch the Manneken Pis doing his thing, and then head out by car into the countryside of this small country.
At the beginning of the 20th century Ostend was a destination for curious Englishmen, and even today the elegant villa architecture is reminder of the former glory of this seaside resort. Knokke-Heist is no less fascinating, is family-friendly and boasts endless white sand beaches. Picturesque Bruges is home to a plethora of romantic canals.
Why not explore Belgium in a hire car? This is the best way of getting around for tourists who want to roam the forests of the Ardennes. Fascinating dripstone caves await you in Hotton and Han-sur-Lesse. Spa, the Pearl of the Ardennes, beckons with it famous mineral waters and enchanting secret gardens.
Understand Belgium's history in Dinant
The small village of Dinant in Wallonia sits picturesquely on the River Meuse. The imposing church looks as if hewn from the rocky outcrop. Above it is the Citadel, a unique fortress with a breath-taking view over the neighbouring country of France. The walls are lined with cannons and the War Museum housed within the historic walls is well worth a visit. Before the guided tour starts the guide enquires about the native language of the visitors and in addition to French and Flemish also speaks German.
Historical uniforms and weapons are the main focus of the sightseeing tour, but also guns are on display throughout the extensive area. The absolute highlight, however, is the reconstruction of a wartime trench, which visitors enter under fake artillery fire generated by light and sound effects. Finally, you arrive at an underground shelter with a floor ripped apart by a mortar hit and where you have to use the walls to keep on your feet while walking through the room.
Traveling in a hire car in Belgium
Of course, you can pick up a hire car in Belgium at rental offices other than at the airport, because sometimes it is convenient to arrive by train. It is recommended to book the car at TUI Cars before the start of the trip. Fully comprehensive insurance and a refund of the excess in the event of a claim are, of course, already included in the price.
A particularly romantic drive in your hire car takes you from Namur through the Meuse Valley. The English writer Aldous Huxley, famous for his novel Brave New World, describes such an excursion in his travelogue Along the Road. You get an impressive overview of the car route through Belgium from the fortress that towers high above the town of Namur.