Car Travels

Car Travels

Belgium has a dense network of highways, bringing you almost anywhere in the country in less then a 4 hours. Road signs are written in Dutch in the Flemish part and in French in the Walloon part of Belgium.

Speed Limits

The general speed limits are as follows:

  • 50 km/h (31 mph) within built-up areas;
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) outside built-up areas;
  • 120 km/h (75 mph) on roads with at least two two-lane roadways separated by a median, and on freeways.

The limits shown above apply only if there are no other signs present, as the signs may prescribe a lower or a higher speed limit. The speed limit outside built-up areas is in many places, especially in the Flemish Region, restricted to 70 km/h (43 mph). Around almost all schools, 30 km/h (19 mph) zones are found.

Drivers Licence and Insurance

For driving a motorized vehicle in Belgium you’ll need one of the following drivers licences: Belgian Drivers Licence, European Drivers Licence, International Drivers Licence. If you don’t have a european drivers licence, it’s advised to check with your embassy if your drivers licence is valid.

Car insurance is Compulsory. Most western-european car insurances include Belgium, but it’s always best to inform with your insurance company before you depart.

Apart from a valid drivers licence and an insurance certificate, you’ll need to carry the vehicle registration documents as well with you. And of course a valid passport.

Low Emission Zone

Antwerp is currently the only Belgian city with a Low Emission Zone. Read all about it on this link:

Car rental in Belgium