Belgium is a compact country, perfect for exploring with your Sixt rental car. Take in the history of Brussels, the medieval charms of Ghent and Bruges or simply enjoy the beautiful countryside. With your car hire in Belgium, you will get top-brand vehicles, affordable rates and superb customer service. Our extensive fleet matches your budget with economical saloons to luxurious sports cars and convertibles while our travel tips and destination ideas help make the most of your rental vehicle.
Great Sixt car hire deals in Belgium can be found at nearly a dozen airport, station, hotel and city branches. Online booking systems are easy to use and should your plans change, reservations can be altered or cancelled often for free. Read on to discover Belgium's main cities and airports along with natural and historic sites and famous film locations. Visiting them all is possible with your car rental in Belgium.
Sixt vehicles in Belgium are supplied by premium names like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi. Automatic transmissions, one-way car rentals, child seats, Sat Navs and Winter tyres can all be selected from our car hire in Belgium bookings page.
In Belgium, EU driving licences are accepted along with international driving licences belonging to European non-residents. Licences in non-Roman alphabets must be accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP). An ID document must be presented when you rent a car in Belgium.
The minimum age for driving a car hire in Belgium is 21, provided a licence has been held for two years. For drivers under 25, young driver surcharges may apply.
Payment for car hire in Belgium is by major credit card or Airplus only. These should be in the driver's name. Prepaid and debit cards are not accepted. A security deposit is charged against the card on vehicle collection and any extra rental costs are also charged to this card.
For Sixt assistance call our Belgium hotline on +32 70225800. For Belgium emergency services, call 112.
Belgium has an extensive network of toll-free motorways, giving easy access to its different regions and cities. Major cities, such as Brussels and Antwerp, are noted for their congestion. Away from the motorways, road surfaces can vary in condition. Like most of Europe, Belgium is right-hand drive.
Police can impose on-the-spot fines for driving infringements. If drivers are intoxicated vehicles will be confiscated.
Le Grand Place in Brussels, surrounded by colourful guildhalls, is the most memorable square in Belgium. Meanwhile the celebrated architecture of Alphonse Balat is demonstrated in the stunning Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. Built in the early 17th-century and now a museum, Rubenshuis was the home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens. The Bouillon Fortress with its huge vaulted halls towers over the River Semois and gives you a fascinating look back at feudal Belgium.
The Burdinale and Mehaigne Natural Park is located in the Liege region and with plenty of nature and history to explore is perfect for a day spent cycling or hiking. Lying on the North Sea coast the Zwin Nature Reserve known as the bird airport for the sheer number of migratory birds that pass through each year. In contrast, the Hoge Kempen National Park is a glorious pine forest full of rare European animals. The beach and dune area of the Knokke-Heist region lies on the Flanders coast and is perfect for a family-friendly holiday.
The 19th-century Castle Torenhof near Antwerp was the setting for the mysterious orphanage in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) while the Black Comedy, In Bruges (2008) with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson was both set and filmed in Bruges. The 2013 TV series White Queen took place in England's Wars of the Roses but was filmed in medieval Belgium. Among locations used were Ghent, Ypres, Bruges and tiny Rumbeke.
Depending on the make and type of car, free border crossings into designated European countries may be made. Crossing into France, Luxembourg and Germany is permitted, but you must notify Sixt before doing so. Neglect to do this will invalidate all insurance.