Tongeren Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Tongeren

Tongeren is located 16 km from Liege Airport, which offers scheduled flights via TUI Belgium. Alternative routes include Brussels Airport, which is 70.2 km from downtown Tongeren. Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches can be found on the N20 or at Brussels Airport, with rental car reservations available. Tongeren also has a train station with routes to Maastricht and Hasselt, among other destinations. Road connections provide one of the most convenient means of exploring the region with a rental car in Tongeren.

What to do and see in Tongeren

Tongeren hosts a wide range of festivities, from religious calendar events to music and beer festivals. The Festival of Flanders takes place at the end of June and brings several days of music to the oldest city in Belgium. Here, theatrical shows and classical bands play at numerous venues across the city. More recently, the Ambierorix Beer Festival has become a standout summer event.

Tongeren offers a variety of sports to both view and pursue. The city's soccer team, K.S.K. Tongeren, plays in the Belgian Division 2, the fourth-highest division in Belgium's soccer league. Matches are played at Eburons Dome Sportoase. Other noted sports clubs include Datovoc Tongeren, Tongeren's women's volleyball team that performs at the highest level of the league system.

Tongeren is renowned as Belgium's oldest city, and it is packed with historical attractions from the Roman period on. These include the impressive Gallo-Roman Museum, home to thousands of artifacts. A statue of a local hero who led a revolt against the Romans, Ambiorix, is found opposite the city's UNESCO-listed Basilica. Another museum, Teseum, takes visitors on an exploration of post-Roman Tongeren and offers access to delightful cloisters.

Tongeren has a rich culinary heritage with many regional delicacies. These include sweet treats like Tongerse Moppen, a sweet and spicy biscuit, and Caëderkoek, a shortbread pastry. The city is also renowned for its beer, with multiple heritage and craft brewers. As for dining, Tongeren has an impressive three Michelin-awarded restaurants. One of these is the beloved Magis, set within a renovated 13th-century house.

Tongeren is a vibrant and compact city with plenty of unique shopping opportunities. The main shopping street is Maastrichterstraat, home to well-known brands and smaller local boutiques. There is also a convenient shopping mall, Julianus Shopping, located downtown. Other highlights include the antique market every Sunday and the Streekproductenshop for regional produce.

If you are visiting Tongeren with kids, the surrounding area provides ample countryside walks and numerous castles to explore. These include the ruins of Burchtruïne van Kolmont, the pretty Castle of Heers and the historic Alden Biesen. Another excellent day out is the unique Eben-Ezer Tower, a flint tower built by hand by just one man. Nature reserves like Natuurgebied Eggertingen, De Kevie and Molenbeemd also provide picnic possibilities that are easily reached with a rental car in Tongeren.

Driving in Tongeren

Driving in and around Tongeren is made convenient by a network of well-maintained roads. The city boasts a useful, centrally located beltway (R72) to alleviate traffic in the historic downtown area. This connects with a range of national and local roads that meet with Belgium's highway system.

Two European highways, the E313 and E40, are accessible via national roads from downtown Tongeren. These provide important cross-country connections with the cities of Liege, Brussels and Hasselt, as well as longer-distance travel to Antwerp and Ghent. These multilane highways are accessible by the N79 west, N20 north and N69 south.

For those interested in renting a car in Tongeren, it is worth noting that vehicles drive on the right side of the road throughout Belgium and all countries surrounding it. As such, vehicles joining roads from the right have priority, except on highways or appropriately signposted roads (orange diamond with white background).

Tongeren is a historic city with narrow roads. There can be congestion during rush hour periods, particularly on N roads at intersections connecting to the beltway. These peak times range from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Drivers must also obey by speed limits at all times. While the national average is 50 km/h in urban areas, Tongeren has many 30 to 20 km/h zones in residential and school areas. Upon leaving the city, Belgium's single-lane N roads have limits of up to 90 km/h. The E highways have limits of up to 120 km/h.

Parking is relatively straightforward in Tongeren. There are ample lots and covered spots, particularly near tourist sites. Popular Tongeren paid parking garages are found on Sint-Maternus, Clarissenstraat, Hondsstraat and Tarieven. Free parking is less prevalent, but there are designated areas on the edges of town at Dijk/Kastanjewal and De Velinx that are roughly 10 minutes from downtownTongeren by foot.

Tongeren has many bike lanes and pedestrian areas where cars must drive carefully. Illegally parking on the street within the downtown area itself will often result in an immediate ticket from a parking enforcement officer. Always follow posted limits and restrictions with your rental car or van in Tongeren. Driving within the compact, single-lane and one-way downtown area is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.

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.

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Car rental in Tongeren

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 Tongeren

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