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If your trip to Diest is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Few things beat exploring new places. While you're in the area, Basilica of Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel and Averbode Abbey should definitely be among them. Another top attraction to visit is OLV Church.
Located 34 miles from Diest, Antwerp is a popular stop on many people's road-trip itineraries. Head here to access Antwerp Zoo and Antwerp Market Square, a couple of terrific attractions to mark on your map. Brussels, 34 miles away, is another road-trip destination that's worth the journey. Take a look around Atomium and La Grand Place, two great attractions in the area.
If you plan to do some serious networking in the convention centers of Diest, it'd be good to secure your own set of wheels. That way, you'll be able to go for a spin, take a look at some surrounding attractions and be sure that you'll make it there on time. You'll likely be heading to one of these buildings:
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Whether you're traveling solo or with your friends, CarRentals.com will help you find the best ride for your Diest adventure. A mini is a great option if you'll be spending the majority of your time in the heart of the city. Thrifty and dependable, they'll take you here, there and everywhere quickly and easily. If you're eager to make a splash, take a look at our special category. We know you'll find something that'll elicit some envious stares! Got the youngsters with you? A roomy full-size car will tick your boxes.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you're planning an unforgettable road trip around Diest, a robust and stylish SUV could be the best solution. If you're hoping for the cheapest price possible and plan to stick to city driving, a versatile compact is hard to beat. All you have to do is work out what's the best fit, load up the car, and clock up those miles.
Before you hit the road in Diest, read up on the local rules and regulations. From speed limits to seat belt laws, here's the lowdown:
You have to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Diest. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's always smart to drive a little more carefully in a new destination.
Finding a parking spot in Diest is easy. You don't need to drive around the block in heavy traffic here — and that's why the locals love it. There's plentiful off and on-street parking available.
As with most destinations, the roads are generally busy in the early and late rush hours. However, with a population of approximately 22,500, traffic gridlock isn't a huge issue in Diest.
Most residential areas in the city of Diest have a 50 km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits typically range between 30 km/h and 120 km/h.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. On the other hand, it may pass on your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued directly to you.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it's fine to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Diest. But make sure you stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Diest is 0.05%. If you're in the mood for a big night, leave your wheels behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
It's illegal to turn on a red light in Diest. When you encounter one, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the light goes back to green.
Seat belts are required in Flemish Brabant (province). However, the rule may differ for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.