Car hire in Antwerp
Rent a car in Antwerp with Europcar
From towering medieval buildings to avant-garde contemporary architecture, Antwerp is the country’s capital of cool. The second largest city in Belgium, with its coastal location and proximity to Brussels and Amsterdam, Antwerp is the perfect spot for a weekend away.
Hiring a car in Antwerp is a great way of exploring the city and its surroundings. From some of the best contemporary art museums in Europe, to classy cocktail bars, there is much to enjoy in Antwerp.
The Europcar car rental experience in Antwerp
Picking up a hire car in Antwerp is easy, with three convenient stations across the city. Arriving by train? There is a rental point on site at the Antwerp Central Railway Station. And if you are flying in, there is another station at Antwerp Airport.
For zipping around the city streets, choose one of our economy car hire models such as the Volkswagen Polo or Volkswagen Up. If you are travelling with the family or in a larger group, the Ford Galaxy 7-seater is both chic and roomy.
Europcar Antwerp is super flexible, with a large range of models to rent for both short and long periods. Van hire is also available, for moving larger loads around the city.
Driving in Antwerp
Speed limits on main roads (not motorways) are lower in the Flemish part of Belgium, capped at a maximum of 70 km/h. Elsewhere in the country, the motorway speed limit is 120 km/h, urban areas are 50 km/h, and residential areas 20 km/h.
You must be at least 19 years old, and hold a valid EU driver’s license in order to rent a car in Antwerp.
Antwerp has abundant street parking, some of which is free on the outskirts of the city. Other parking spaces are paid at meters from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 10pm. The maximum stay in the centre is three hours. Parking costs between €1.50 and €2.50 an hour, with the maximum day rate being €25.
Discover Antwerp and the surrounding area by car
Antwerp boasts museums, galleries, and fantastic gastronomic restaurants galore. The range of architectural styles, from 16th century guild houses to medieval cottages, and 19th century Belle Epoque town houses to contemporary futuristic structures, is a veritable feast for the eyes.
At the crossroads of different cultures, Antwerp is incredibly well-connected, with Lille just the other side of the French border and Amsterdam in the Netherlands also close enough for a day trip. Brussels is 130 kilometres away, while Liège (133 kilometres away) and Amsterdam (250 kilometres away) are also less than a two hour drive away.
Surrounded by a beautiful moat and shimmering waterways, a visit to the 13th century Chateau Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde is like taking a trip back in time. The château has a well-stocked museum full of ancient books, and beautiful surroundings where you can rent bikes or just take a walk through the leafy woodland and around the lily ponds. With your hire car, the chateau is just a 40 minute drive from Antwerp.
Things to see in Antwerp
This incredibly chic town is home to two prestigious fashion schools and the MoMU fashion museum. Check out the Rubenshuis, the former home and studio of the celebrated 17th century painter Pieter Paul Rubens, or the 10-storey MAS museum, which houses an impressive collection spanning paintings by the Old Masters to video art. Be sure to soak up some Flemish history with a visit to the historic market square, Grote Markt, in the charming medieval district.