Belgium's second largest municipality, Ghent, is known for its stunning architecture and historical sites that are dotted around the city. The medieval architecture is still heavily present in modern day Ghent due to such good preservation.
Car hire in Ghent allows you to explore municipalities nearby after getting your fill of the car free city centre. City centre parks like the nature reserve and Recreation Park make a great start to your day, then hiring a car in Ghent will allow you to head out of the city to explore one of the quiet neighbouring towns.
The city centre itself is relatively easy to explore on foot, but hiring a car in Ghent allows you to head out to Bruges or Brussels, with just a 45 minute drive to each. Both cities have a diverse amount of culture once you have seen the quaint sites on offer in Ghent centre. The Gravensteen castle is also worth visiting, it originates from the Middle Ages, being fully restored to its original state after been transformed into a cotton mill in the 19th century. Allow time to fully explore it, with the option of a full movie guide to get a feel for it during its prime.
The main points of interest in this beautiful Belgian town include the Saint Bavo Cathedral, with some of the original structure still evident in the cathedral's court. The old Graslei Harbour is a great place for a slow walk, with the famed Ghent architecture lining the river, it's a great place to get a real feel for the city. There are several neighbouring municipalities that are great for a quiet day out, or head further afield to bigger cities like Bruges and Brussels to get a better taste for Belgian culture and the busier attractions
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address: Oudenaardsesteenweg 91A
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.