By Car, Brussels
Driving to Brussels from the surrounding area is no problem. The highways are wide & fast, easy to navigate, and well-lit. The problems start after you enter the older sections of Brussels. The streets are narrow, parking is limited, there are many pedestrians around the tourist areas, and the roads are full of cars. I had a very difficult time driving here, and our next trip to Brussels we took the train.
Renting a car from Midi station was convenient for me, as I had taken the train in directly from Amsterdam.... but returning the car can be tricky. Please note that the rental area is on -4 in the parking garage - a wrong turn gets you on the first floor, and there's nowhere to go from there but the exit.... stay to the extreme left and follow the signs!
HERE I SHALL GIVE YOU SOME NAMES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.......
Touring Secours tel. 233 22 11
RACB tel. 736 59 59
V.A.B. tel. 219 28 80