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We will be arriving into Zeebrugge in September for 1 day only. We really want to visit Poelkapelle War Cemetery and it looks like we will have to drive there.
Would we be able to get a car rental in Zeebrugge or Blankenberge?
Good question and one I looked into. Neither Zeebrugge or Blankenberge have easily identifiable car rental offices. That leaves either Bruges airport which is 30 or so minutes from Bruges or Bruges itself. Europcar have an office in Bruges so check them out. It's about 20 minutes on the train from Zeebrugge. Poelkapelle would then be about an hours drive from Bruges. CWGC.com will provide cemetery records and directions. It isn't possible by train so best of luck with your search.
Another option is to take to tram (that runs along the belgian coastline) towards Knokke (takes about 20 minutes, but it might takes some time to get out of the "harbor").
There are several rentals here (you can have a look at www.goudengids.be). One of the bigger ones is "Luxauto", near the trainstation of Knokke (tram stops here as well).
Have a great time,