Zaventem is a Belgian municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant. This is the richest province of Belgium. Acting as a suburb of metropolitan Brussels, Zaventem houses part of the Brussels Airport. The municipality includes the towns of Nossegem, Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Sterrebeek, and Zaventem proper. Zaventem is located in Het Dijleland, one of the three largest recreational areas surrounding Brussels City. The three areas form the Groene Gordel ("the Green Belt"). This Green Belt provides 100km of biking routes around Brussels, allowing you to discover sites, ranging from the historic to the gastronomic, at your own pace. Castles, gardens, and pubs serving artisan beer are all within reach of a bike route.
European Air Transport has its headquarters in Zaventem, on the grounds of Brussels Airport. There are many buildings providing office space surrounding the airport. Ingersoll Rand has its European headquarters in the Alma Court building in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, and the Belgian space technology company Space Applications Services is based in the Zaventem area, with its subsidiary located in Houston, Texas, USA.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Mariadal Castle was built on the foundations of a 15th century farmstead. The castle sits on the ancient sandstone foundation and is now used for community cultural activities. Making a decision on where to eat in Zaventem can be difficult as the streets are full of choices. You can stick with the local cuisine or choose from Italian, Greek, Balkan, Thai, Chinese and Turkish. Da Pepe is an authentic Italian restaurant that serves delicious gnocchi and a great selection of pasta. Samovar is a Slavic restaurant offering succulent lamb and pork kebabs.
Brussels Airport is also known as Brussel Nationaal, Bruxelles-National, and Brussel-Zaventem. The airport is partially in Zaventem and partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, both located in the Flemish region of Belgium. Railway stations in the municipality include Zaventem, Brussels Airport and Nossegem.