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A remarkably easy going city and the capital of Belgium. There are many sites you can visit in this city like the “Grote Markt” (Grand Place), the statue of Manneke Pis or the “Sint-Michiels Kathedraal” (Saint Michel Cathedral). Don’t forget to taste the world famous Belgium Pralines (bonbons). Public transport works well here but a rental car gives you more freedom to move around. Check our website for competitive rental rates.
Bordered by the Netherlands to the North and France and Luxembourg to the South, Brussels is the largest city and the capital of Belgium. This city has a very strong mix of cultures thanks to the city playing host to the European Parliament. It is a culture-vulture’s paradise, with more than a dozen well-stocked museums, art galleries, palaces and movie studios. Brussels is definitely worth a visit if you relish the good-old-times of the past, while cherishing the modern touch it offers. As Belgium is a relatively small country, getting around to see some of the main attractions is easy, particularly when taking advantage of car rental services at Brussels Zaventem Airport.
Located at the centre of Brussels, The Grand Place is a vibrant
monument that serves as a wonderful shopping parade, with cafeterias and theatres. This is one of the main attractions in the city and each evening there is a sound and light show which lights up the Gothic windows of the buildings. It is always a hive of activity. If you opt for car rental you will certainly be able to make the most of shopping in the area as the Grand Place is also surrounded by shopping arcades which are home to stores which range from designer boutiques to bargain shops.
The Atomium (Square de l'Atomium) is an oxygen molecule-shaped statue and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brussels, especially among school children. The huge spheres resemble atoms are actually hotels, cafes, sleep areas and playgrounds for kids. On clear sky days, the scenery is breathtaking offering views till Antwerp. This is a little way from the city centre so opt for Brussels car hire to take the strain out of the trip.
Brussels has a large number of galleries and architectural marvels in the city. No visitor can be expected to take in every art gallery in the city but choosing carefully will mean that you get to see everything that you want to. The main galleries include the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, the Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique and the Musée Juif de Belgique. Palaces and state buildings are also worth a visit and these include the Palais Royale, the Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark and the Basiliek van het Heilig Hart, the fifth largest church in the world. Ferry the family around some of the city’s top attractions using car hire services for the most convenience.
Just about 10 miles from Brussel there is the battlefield of Waterloo where Napoleon Bonaparte and Wellington faced each other to change the course of European history. The lion statue on the top that signifies the last battle in Napoleon’s life is impressive. From here head to the abbey at Villers-la-Ville which has been attracting visitors for many years. Car rental is essential for these sites as they are some distance from the city.
When traveling to Brussels make sure to check the local weather conditions in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Extra car rental equipment
Most car rentals offer extra options like baby/child seat/boosters, GPS, additional driver, luggage rack, snow chains or even Wifi. Check the detailed rental terms for the extra fee.
Distance Airport to downtown
Brussels Zaventem Airport is 15.3 km away from downtown Brussels. It will take +/- 27 minutes to travel from the Airport to downtown.
When traveling to Brussels we advise to carry some Euros to avoid any unwanted surprises. At many airports there are Money Exchange offices in order to change your local currency.
The local time code for Brussels is CEST.
Brussels has approximately 1.175 million inhabitants.
[EST] Mon - Fri: 03:00 - 16:00 Sat - Sun : 03:00 - 11:00
[GMT] Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 23:00 Sat - Sun : 08:00 - 16:00
November 28, 2014
Smooth service, nothing to comment.