In Brussels Charleroi Airport you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and unofficial capital of Europe thanks to its overwhelming plethora of European institutions, including the European Parliament and NATO. More than just the setting for visiting bureaucrats and suited officials, bubbling under the surface is a sparkling personality and diverse multiculturalism, making this one of Europe's hidden gems. Grandiose 19th century architecture sweeps down elegant wide boulevards towards the Grand Place. Central to the city's historic quarter, world-class restaurants are thrown in between a surprisingly vibrant nightlife and a bustling cafe and beer culture, whilst in the upper part of town, the Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts showcases a sublime collection of the country's most awe-inspiring art. From the animated African markets to exclusive boutiques and tempting chocolate shops, Brussels shopping is first class with everything from the bizarre to bold and the beautiful.
A mini guide to Brussels
Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the EU and the NATO, is said to have its origins in the 10th century, when it was erected as a typical medieval fortress town. Nowadays, some remains of those times can still be admired especially through the Old Quarter houses scattered in the city centre. Brussels is a gourmands main destiny such is the quality of its beer, food and above all, chocolate. A good advice for tourists who are planning to visit Brussels for the first time is taking a walk around the Grote Markt or Grande Place (the towns stunning main square) and admire the Guildhalls buildings. Just a stones throw from there one can discover Brussels striking architecture and historic buildings, many of which get lit up at noon while an orchestra plays romantic music. Other first-rate sights include the worldwide famous statue of Manneken Pis, featuring a young boy peeing, the iconic building Atomium, the Royal Palace, the Cinquantenaire Triumphal Arch or the slush Sonian Forest at the outskirts of the city centre.
In addition, Brussels takes much pride on its outstanding art galleries, museums and trendy squares in town like Ixelles- Elsene, the most crowd-gathering of them and dotted with restaurants, pubs and bakeries where Belgiums specialty, the Moules Mariner, is said to be best steamed. The quarter of Saint-Gilles offers the experience of multi-cultural Belgium, with its Polish, Moroccan and Portuguese communities. People in Brussels speak both Dutch and French although nowadays Belgium is mainly a French-speaking capital city even when Brussels hosts the most important Flemish community in all Belgium.
Some tips on Belgium The Grand Place is considered one of the most beautiful historic squares in the world.
Belgium is a constitutional popular Monarchy and Brussels is composed by 19 municipalities.
Since the end of World War II Brussels has been the base for European political affairs.
Brussels was bombarded by the The Duke of Villeroiat the end of the XVIIth century, destroying the Town Hall in the Grand Place
Brussels hosts a very popular flea market in the Marolles district on a daily basis
Before booking a car in Belgium, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Belgium's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Belgium drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 30-50km/h
Carriageway : 90km/h
Motorway : 120km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In Belgium drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 18 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.