Lier Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Lier

Lier is a landlocked province in the middle of Antwerp, so Antwerp Airport is the closest route into the city. If you've decided on a car rental in Lier, you'll find an Enterprise Rent-A-Car on the R16. Alternatively, you can take a 15-minute train from Mortsel or head to Enterprise's A12 branch in southern Antwerp.

What to do and see in Lier

Lier is one of Belgium's most underrated towns, and Lier Begijnhof is its prettiest street. The neighborhood has been celebrated as a UNESCO heritage site thanks to its rich history. The street was developed in 1258. Its cobbled roads and Baroque architecture give it a fairytale charm that's best experienced at a slow pace. Many of its homes were built for unmarried women who made good use of the local chapel. You can still visit this Roman Catholic building today. If you take the southern door, you'll be able to connect to the riverbank trail, where lace makers gather to perfect their craft.

As you move around the province, you're sure to notice a grand Rococo façade. This is Lier's historic town hall, which was built in the 19th century. The tourist information office is situated in the building, so you can sneak in to see its painted ceiling and spiral staircase. The building once held the city's weapons, but these days its best known for its 23 bells.

Lier was once home to the astronomer Louis Zimmer. In the early 1900s, he donated a Centenary Clock to the city. His spectacular design depicts solar cycles, tides, and moon phases from Zimmer Tower. You can explore Zimmer's inner life through the time and space exhibition in the pavilion. This is a bucket list item for travelers who are fascinated by timepieces and the stars.

If you have a car rental in Lier, you'll be able to explore the city at your own pace and visit its more obscure attractions. Everyone visits the Sint-Gummaruskerk, but few know about Di Lusso; a hidden gem that offers three-hour spa experiences punctuated by a fully-stocked beverage assortment. Sint-Gummaruskerk is, of course, an important addition to your tour. It's not to be missed. The graceful Gothic-style building accepts tourists free of charge. If you pay a small fee, you'll gain access to the treasury and choir.

You probably don't think of Lier as a hiking destination, but its river provides the perfect setting for a stroll. The Big Nete circular trail is a moderate 11-kilometer walk, but ambitious hikers might prefer the 54-kilometer Lier-Battel-Boom loop trail. If you want to experience Mother Nature without breaking a sweat, Standspark is a 19th-century wonderland covered in lush lawns and trees. Send the children to the mini-golf area while you explore the pond-lined walkways.

Driving in Lier

If you've arranged a van rental in Lier, you'll probably spend a lot of your time navigating the N14. This is the city's major highway. It connects to central Belgium. Antwerp is in the north and can be reached via the N10. The N13 will carry you beyond Lier and into Nijlen.

Traffic within the city is usually moderate, with the exception of the N10. Routes heading into the city are also prone to congestion, particularly the N14. If you're traveling during peak hours, you might want to take the long way around to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic. Rush hour falls between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on weekday mornings. Rush hour starts at 4:00 pm each afternoon.

The Belgian capital and Antwerp are both Low Emission Zones. Cars are forbidden from entering if they don't meet emission criteria. To travel freely, make sure you rent a vehicle that meets emission norms of three or more. Alternatively, you can pay for a day pass if you're driving an unregistered car. Fortunately, you can register a vehicle online, so there's no need to stand in line.

Lier's top attractions are in close quarters to one another. You can park your vehicle and simply walk the rest of the way. The lush de Vesten walking path has replaced the old city walls, giving you the perfect route in summer.

The country has a comparatively low alcohol limit of 0.049 per cent, and failing a breathalyzer attracts spot fines. Drivers who've had a license for less than two years will face significantly more substantial fines and prosecution. Fines are also imposed for using a phone while driving, so it's best to travel with a hands-free kit. You'll also need to add some red tape documents to your traveling stash; you'll be required to show your third-party motor insurance, passport, and V5 registration papers at roadblocks. You're permitted to drive with a US or International Driver's License.

De Mol is Lier's largest parking lot, but if you're looking for a covered lot, Grand Place on Florent van Cauwenberghstraat has a generous number of parking spots.

Finally, the city attracts cyclists from all over the world. While bike lanes are plentiful, keep your eyes peeled for unwary sports people. Even so, you shouldn't experience many annoyances on the road as Lier takes excellent care of its infrastructure and doesn't give out obscure fines or fees.

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.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Lier

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 Lier

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Lier, 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.