Rent a car in Zaventem with Europcar
Just 20 minutes to the east of Brussels, Zaventem is conveniently located next to Brussels airport. Pick up a hire car on your arrival and waste no time getting to Brussels - home of the European Parliament and the best chips! — or to the surrounding Wallonian towns and villages. With its proximity to the motorway, Zaventem is perfectly situated for onward travel to both France and Germany as well as the rest of Belgium.
The Europcar car rental experience in Zaventem
If you are arriving by air, picking up your hire car couldn’t be easier; with a Europcar station located at Brussels International Airport you can get your trip off to a speedy start by picking your hire car up as soon as you land. Alternatively, there is another convenient station in the town centre.
Our Zaventem fleet offers a large range of models. Choose a Smart Fortwo or the compact Volkswagen Up for getting around with ease, or for longer trips or larger groups we have more spacious models such as the Ford Galaxy.
For something with power and style, hire our Jeep Renegade; part of our guaranteed range; when you book it you are guaranteed to drive away with this exact model.
Driving in Zaventem
Driving regulations in Belgium vary depending on the region. In Zaventem, motorway speed limits are 120 km/h, other major roads are 90 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 Belgium.
Access to Brussels from Zaventem is via the ring road, which is well signposted and easy to find. In Brussels, there is plenty of parking, with street parking divided into three zones: red, orange and green, all of which allow free parking for the first 15 minutes.
You can leave your car for a maximum of two hours in red and orange zones and three hours in green zones. Rates are between €5 and €5.50 for two hours. There are also a number of underground and multi-storey car parks around the city that are open 24/7.
Discover Zaventem and the surrounding area by car
Travelling in and around Zaventem in a hire car is very easy. Just a 20 minute drive from the heart of Brussels, with good roads and clear signposting, the Europcar car hire station is also conveniently located close to motorway access points, allowing you to travel onwards to the rest of Belgium with ease.
Sandwiched between France, Holland, Germany and Luxembourg, Belgium is ideally located to explore all that northern Europe has to offer.
Famed for its lavish châteaux and rich cultural offerings, travelling through Belgium can feel like travelling through time. The former house and studio of Baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens is in nearby Antwerp (45 kilometres away), while the region surrounding Brussels is home to no less than 15 châteaux. With car hire in Zaventem you can take in the local gems as well as those further afield, including the Château de Horst or the Château de Beersel.
Science and technology are part of the national fabric of Belgium. On the edge of the city is the Atomium, a 100-metre-tall stainless steel sculpture of a unit cell of an iron crystal, magnified 165 billion times, constructed for the 1958 World Fair. The structure has since been turned into a museum, with the top dome boasting a restaurant with a panoramic view of the city and rotating science exhibits in the other domes. Named by CNN as the weirdest building in Europe, it makes for a great family day out.
Just a 20-minute drive along the E19 is the Château de Beersel. Constructed between 1300 and 1310, the castle is one of several built around the outskirts of Brussels to protect the city. Fully restored in 2003, it is now open to visitors from March until the end of November. Take a wander through the leafy gardens and along the moat and contemplate this unique Belgian relic.
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