De Haan Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in De Haan

Ostend–Bruges International Airport is the closest airport to De Haan and is situated just outside the city of Ostend, around 15 km from downtown De Haan. Renting a car in De Haan is recommended for traveling from the airport to De Haan itself, and an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch can be found at the airport and in Ostend at De Kalkaart 24, 8430 Middelkerke.

What to do and see in De Haan

De Haan in Belgium is perhaps most famous for the quality of its beaches, which are one of the main attractions drawing visitors to the area. Beach De Haan is a child-friendly beach which offers beautiful white sand and pleasant views, along with beach front stores, food and drinks.

Movie lovers can enjoy a sense of nostalgia at Cinema Rio, which is an independently owned, traditional neighborhood movie theater with vintage appeal. Despite this, the movie theater screens the latest releases, as well as some old classics.

De Haan is famously associated with one of the world's greatest physicists, Albert Einstein, who lived in the town for a period after leaving Nazi Germany in 1933. There are two key attractions that are linked to Einstein's stay in the area; the villa that he lived in, Villa Savoyarde at Shakespearelaan 3, and the Einstein Statue, which sits on a public bench near the beach, allowing visitors to take photographs alongside it.

For sports enthusiasts, the Royal Ostend Golf Club is home to one of Belgium's most historic and highly regarded golf courses, an 18-hole links course that offers spectacular views of the coastline. If you are more interested in being a spectator, De Haan is also home to one of Belgium's elite women's volleyball teams, Volley De Haan, and the team plays home matches at Haneveld.

A number of play areas are available for younger children, including 'La Potinière,' which offers a great playground. Adults can enjoy a coffee, soft drink or cocktail, and the complex also hosts music performances and other events throughout the year. Meanwhile, nature lovers may enjoy a stroll in 'Duinbossen,’ otherwise known as the dune forests, with trees and plant life spread over a total area of more than 370 acres.

De Haan has stores in the downtown area and along the beach front, while there are plenty of restaurants where you can sample traditional Belgian food, as well as global favorites. Many visitors simply enjoy exploring the town because it offers unique architecture and a formal policy of no high-rise buildings. This policy is in place in order to preserve the traditional skyline and prevent the coastal area from becoming too built up.

Driving in De Haan

Throughout Belgium, drivers must be at least 18 years old, but when renting a car or van, De Haan requires the driver to be 21 or older. Drivers must possess a valid international driver's license recognized under the terms of the Vienna and Geneva Conventions or under a bilateral agreement between the issuing country and Belgium or the European Union.

Seat belts are mandatory for all people in a vehicle, and children under 135 cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child or booster seat at all times. Drivers are also required to keep a reflective jacket in the vehicle, which should be worn in the event of a breakdown or accident to make you more visible. Vehicles drive on the right side of the road, and passing should always be done on the left.

The speed limits in and around De Haan are broadly in line with the rest of Belgium. In residential areas, the speed limit is typically 20 km/h, while urban areas will usually have a speed limit of 50 km/h. A speed limit of 30 km/h is in place around all schools, regardless of the time of day, while freeways have a 120 km/h limit. It should also be noted that freeways have a minimum speed limit of 70 km/h, so you must always be above this.

Speed limits are enforced by speed cameras, as well as by police on the roads. Punishments for breaking the speed limit will usually amount to a fine, although more severe punishments may be handed out for serious violations. Police have the authority to issue on-the-spot fines for speeding, but serious offenses may result in a court hearing. Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal if your blood alcohol content exceeds 0.05%.

The Coast Tram public transportation service runs through De Haan and stretches across much of the Belgian coastline. Drivers must be aware of this because trams have priority over all other road users. So, for example, if a tram stops on the road ahead of you, you are required to stop behind it and wait for it to start moving again.

The Koninklijke Baan (N34) is one of the most important roads in the area. It spans much of the Belgian coastline, connecting De Haan to other coastal settlements, including Ostend and Zeebrugge. Furthermore, road N307 leads onto road N9, and this route connects De Haan to the city of Bruges.

Car and van rental in Belgium with Enterprise

Enterprise Belgium offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

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Car rental in De Haan

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in De Haan

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in De Haan, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.