Rent-A-Willys

Rent-A-Willys

  • Kouter 9, 2811 Leest, Belgium
  • Certificate of Excellence2020

Rent-A-Willys is an event agency built entirely around the legendary Willys Jeep in the spirit of Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan.


Teambuilding "One day in the army" . Towing jeeps, throwing grenades, rescue mission with army dinghy, camouflage quest, building tents and much more. Come enjoy a day in nature in true US Army style but with emphasis on fun and nature experience. Takes place on the grounds of Sport Vlaanderen in Heindonk (Mechelen-Willebroek)) or another location where possible and permitted. An activity day for sports enthusiasts.


Warbird Routes. Book one of our routes and discover the history behind the numerous crashsites during WW2 in Belgium. You will drive the willys by yourself.


Commemoration ceremonies. We can be seen a lot at official Commemorations commissioned by Cities and Municipalities in Belgium. We can make it as big as you want and build the decor according to your request. From one jeep with one driver to a complete tent camp with tanks. Everything is possible.


Theme parties . Have you ever thought of a WW2 party in army style ? Complete with extras, tents, vehicles, singer bands, field kitchen, ... In short, we build a complete "40s-45" decor for you.


Wedding parties . The wedding in an authentic willys jeep is very popular among the military. Sure right?


Food trucks. Mobile us army coffee bar or US beer canteen ? Yes, we can. We have our own barista on board and deliver our own ' Koppitz Victory Beer '


Funerals . We work on behalf of funeral companies, especially for deceased veterans. We transport the urn from the crematorium to the final destination.


Other topics . Are you thinking of something we can think of? Contact us: we love the madness of creativity .

Rent-A-Willys
Warbird route by night.
09 June 2021

Our 'Warbird routes' are already very popular and now we are going one step further. Take the wheel of a willys jeep and head out into the night😎

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51 reviews on Rent-A-Willys - 9.8/10

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Christel Van Hoecke
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Driving Willy for a day

Pleasant welcome… interesting information and fun facts… very good support and help along the way… nice stops… great supervisor… pleasant to hear the stories told with passion… still tastes good… in short, highly recommended 👌❣️

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Claudia Van Raemdonck
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A fun special experience

Unique opportunity experience with passionate war stories. Fun for young and old! A top day with top animation.

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Vanessa Chanal
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Rent a Willys

We had a pleasant day with “Rent à Willys”, Philippe explains everything with passion and with anecdotes. The kids loved it. Jeeps in perfect condition and great to drive with.

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Thomas DV
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Fantastic experience with a passionate guide!

Driving an authentic willy is a fantastic experience. You get behind the wheel yourself and explore the area where you make various stops and broaden your view of history. We will be back for sure. Philippe is a passionate and extremely pleasant guide.
Recommended !!!

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Joeri Beernaert
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Nice exploration of your own region with a Willy

Combination of a bit of adventure (driving the jeep), a bit of history and beautiful landscapes close to home. A must to do with family or friends

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Robin Geelissen
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Birthday party in a Willys Jeep

A beautiful autumn afternoon was the perfect setting to immerse us in the WWII period in Leest and the surrounding area. Our passionate guide Philippe has enriched all 4 of us, including my son who turned 15, a surprising, educational and fun experience. Top!

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Annelies Florquin
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Wonderful Family Activity: History and Adventure!

Together with my husband and 2 sons (7 and 10) we did the 2-hour ride. We were warmly welcomed by Philippe with artisan brewed coffee, just like they drank it in WWII. Philippe gave us the necessary explanation about what was happening in the area at that time. We live in the nearby village, but knew nothing about the history at all. The jeep was really fun: my husband was allowed to drive (Philippe drove in front and gave instructions over the radio), children took turns in the front (they loved this). Nice experience through the fields and forests. Now and then a stop in which Philippe told the stories of what happened in those places. The combination of the stories and being able to drive the jeep yourself made it a great afternoon for us. Really recommend!

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Dries Cuypers
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Perfect host on a perfect day

The good weather has certainly contributed to a day that I think could not be better, but the way in which Philippe receives his guests, the setting, the atmosphere and the activity itself are solid ingredients for a successful day and an experience that we will not forget. Young or old, Philippe takes his time and goes well with his audience. I would start right away!

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Stefan Poussiere
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A wonderful experience richer.

Very kindly received by Philippe. Received a nice cup of coffee.
First got some info about the area and stuff.
Then the ride with the Willy's Jeep through nature is a moment to remember. Definitely recommended and very worthwhile.
Stopped on the way at different locations, Philippe then told stories about what it was like during the war, with accompanying photos and stuff.
We also stopped for an artisan farm to eat ice cream, super tasty.
Philippe thanks for this informative and fun day.
Do not hesitate to book, highly recommended.

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Jacques Vanlangendonck
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Top Top Top die 'Willy'

Had a fantastic day with 'The warbird route from Rent a Willy'. A warm welcome at a beautiful location with delicious coffee, the routes were great and the historian storyteller you can listen to for hours, very fascinating. A big thank you for this beautiful day. Sam & Judith & Jacques & Julien & Lena.

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Joey Driessen
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Great experience full of nature, a good story and all in a unique vehicle.

Very cool experience to do.
Everything is well linked by a good and detailed story, all set in the perfect setting and beautiful nature.
The guide brings everything super beautiful and full of enthusiasm, it never gets boring to listen to.
It is also super great to drive such a unique vehicle with so much history.

So if you want a unique experience in beautiful nature together with a unique vehicle in a beautiful / authentic environment, you should definitely try this!

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Marc Herremans
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A fantastic ride with a Willys and a passionate guide!

Last weekend took our family of three for a ride with Philippe from Rent-A-Willys. We assumed that such a ride in an old jeep could be fun, but it turned out to be a lot more than that. Not only driving the Willys yourself was special, but we also stopped at some interesting places where something had happened during the war, such as a house that was bombed during the war, a field where you can still see clear traces of a bomb impact. see, as well as a historic farmhouse next to which a bomber crashed. Each stop was punctuated with commentary by our passionate guide Philippe, who was able to show numerous photos of what happened on the route during WWII.

Definitely a must to do, very fun, educational and also completely Corona proof, because you drive with your bubble yourself in the jeep, the guide drives with another Willys in front.

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Isabelle Van Seghbroeck
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family outing

Last weekend a tour with the family in the Willy through Leest. The kids thought it was great, fun experience to do.
They have never bored them.
Highly recommended!

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Karin Karin Vander Perre
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Rent-a - Willy

It was super cool !!
All us men can drive the jeep and we enjoy the beautiful region and the stories that Philippe tells.
Thanks, it was successful

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Chantal Chantal Claes
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Renting a willy for our anniversary

Had the day of our lives. They drove us around in a Willy on our anniversary. Super! They are very friendly. And everything was well organized, great!

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Marianne De wit
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Super!!!

Birthday present for a 90 year old. Fantastic day. Lots of information, very correct in the appointment we made. Pleasant ride with a lot of respect for the birthday boy or girl. The response was: although this was the last thing I did, I wouldn't have missed it for all the money in the world. Super grateful !!!

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Ivan Wante
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Teamevent One day in the Army

We had our event organized by Rent-A-Willy's, and what a good choice this turned out to be. Not only the preparation, but also the day itself went as smoothly as a well-lubricated Willy's Jeep ;-)
It was a real pleasure to spend a day with people with such passion and drive. Only positive reactions from the participants.

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Eefje Beke
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Willy & # 039; s Jeep tour

Very nice reception with an introduction to the real WWII past. Philippe speaks with great expertise and is well documented. Is very friendly, also to our 5 year old daughter who was with us. Tour is very fun and varied through a beautiful landscape. We learned a lot, but most of all enjoyed it. A must for young and old!

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Laura Moers
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A trip down Memory Lane!

The ride on an authentic Willy was nothing short of memorable! As a historian and ex-soldier, Philippe (the driver / guide) knows exactly what he is talking about! Stops are made at various places and an explanation is given about the local war history on the basis of original photos, certificates, anecdotes, etc. This makes the past suddenly very "tangible". It never gets long-winded, because the alternation between "adventurous ride" and "stories / theory" is perfectly dosed. The supervisor is also so passionate and committed that you can only be enthusiastic :-) In addition to the local anecdotes, you also learn about the mentality and values of the army, something that will certainly stay with me. The jeep itself is very comfortable, which I did not expect! In short, highly recommended for anyone who wants to catapult themselves, hands-on and in an adventurous way, back to the time of WWII!

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Dirk Thijs
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Warbird 3

Beautiful tour, perfectly organized and especially in terms of timing perfectly fine

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miranda van lint
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Warbird route 3

Rent-a-Willy is the right place for a unique trip: friendly welcome in beautiful surroundings, beautiful tour with clear explanations, everything tailored to your needs, nice extras and all this under super enthusiastic guidance. Worth repeating.

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Krist Mahieu
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Warbird route III - a historical experience.

A must for anyone who is excited about the early past during the last war.
The Warbird route takes you on an adventurous trip full of surprises in a beautiful landscape. You get to places where you would otherwise never have access. At the stops, usually crash sites of both Allied and German aircraft, an interesting and instructive explanation is given about the experience of the aircraft and the crews. The organizer, Philippe, has been very well documented and shows the existing photos, documents from archives and newspaper extracts to his audience.
All this on board a vehicle as they were used in WWII in off-road style, just a unique experience. AAA +++

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Luc De Munck
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Great 4x4 ride

A great experience to do this 4x4 ride with the Willy through the lanes plus a surprise at the end by sailing with a zodiac. One should not always go far from home to experience these things.

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Malcolm Loney
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Back to Basics Driving

Mid October, sun gods smiling, and driving cross country in a Willys Jeep, Fantastic day out remembering how basic transport can be a whole new experience. No servos, no turbos, no airco, no sat nav, no radio,.. just driving.

Great fun, and learned a bit more about WW2 history.

Thanks to Phillipe at Rent a Willys for a great day.

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Ivan Kerremans
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perfect excursion with a guide for which nothing is too much

We made a perfect trip on Tuesday, 8/21/2018, with Philippe and the "elderly" jeep, which is completely OK according to current safety standards, and had chosen warbird route 1, as it was in our vicinity. The weather gods were also on our side. After a short film, accompanying drink and the demo how to drive the jeep, we were quickly on the way. Philippe was really born for this kind of event. Rarely had such a natural talent as a guide. Wonderful stories that were well substantiated with the necessary photos or newspaper clippings. He really gets to the bottom of everything and knows something about the region and every place you pass. We took the necessary time everywhere, were never reminded to go / drive a little faster. You know a start hour, but there is some stretch at the end time. Even discovered a forest so close to another, which we did not know .. Keep up the good work Philippe.

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lieve vanherck
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super tour

we had a great time ....... very nice tour with a nice guide ....... with many thanks
greetings fabienne, jelle and dear

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Luc Rieberghs
New|Het Heidebloempje|

Driving an army jeep

Had a very nice afternoon. Relaxed atmosphere. Riding with the willy is already great fun, but driving yourself is the maximum. We have organized a very tasty BBQ with meat from the local butcher. Very well cared for and very tasty. In short, a great trip. One point for improvement. If you have real beer lovers in your company, it is more pleasant to drink the local beer from a glass. For the rest. Great day.

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Matthias Vandercleyen
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Rent-a-Willys, a must!

For Father's Day I gave a tour with a Willys jeep as a present. It was a direct hit.
The jeep itself was in perfect order as well as the professional guidance of Philippe. Always something fun and interesting to tell about the Willys jeep, the environment, history, ...

So do it!

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Priscilla Holdstock
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Warbirdroute 2

We followed the warbird route 2, very interesting and learned a lot about WW2 in our own environment which was completely new to us.
The accompanying guide is very friendly, well informed about the events of WW2 and a perfect instructor when you get behind the wheel of the Willy's Jeep.

We will certainly do this again, but then the warbird route1.
This is definitely recommended for everyone!

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Dirk Beerden
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Great day

Top activity, highly recommended to do. We are definitely going back for the night ride!

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Els Plettinckx
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Nice experience in your own region

Hello,
We had a nice morning with rent-a-willys! It is a fun route and it is very nice to be able to drive yourself!
Thank you very much for getting to know us this.

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Krist Mahieu
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Warbird route 2 - top organization in a super pleasant atmosphere

Dear Philippe, thanks to your enthusiasm and excellent organizational talent, I was able to experience an unforgettable day during the warbird route 2. A must for any lover of war and aviation history. You took us through a beautifully selected track with our old vehicles to many crash sites of both German and Allied aircraft whose crew members were less fortunate during WW2 during their confrontations in Belgian airspace. Your account of their experiences was excellently substantiated with impressive document photos which testify to a real research and preparation work. The beautiful weather and the pleasant atmosphere among all participants crowned the Top Day once again.
Krist

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Erwin Delheye
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Warbirdroute 2

Dear Philippe,
Congratulations again, it was finished!
Keep up the good work, you can be proud.

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Diane Van Ingelgem
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Warbird route 2

Hi everyone,
It was a pleasure to participate in an activity with you the first time. Of course the weather gods were well disposed.
But also the entire team. Thank you very much for the informative information you have communicated to us. So many things have happened around Brussels that have never been discussed. In general they are always well-known cities such as Bastogne, etc.
Very fascinating, also a very nice ride with the vehicles. See you soon.

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stephan creutzburg
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Warbird 2 Route

Had an excellent day under a bright spring weather, and I learned another piece of history thanks to the excellent guide and storyteller Philippe from Rent-A-Willys. The Warbird route (Duffel, Grimbergen, Mechelen, Muizen, Perk, Kampenhout, Wespelaer, Keerbergen and if I forget a place) is definitely recommended to do with the legendary Willys Jeep. Philippe takes you along fields and roads to historic world war two locations and monuments. Enough breaks have been taken to enjoy and take pictures as a reminder of what happened / happened.
See you soon,
Stephan

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Véronique Vanderheyden
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Balade willys

Wonderful surprise for my husband who spent an afternoon that he will remember for a long time! This outing in a vintage Jeep is as enriching for its cultural aspect as for its "adventure" side. Whether it was for the organization of the day or for the Willys ride, the friendliness and competence of the guide were well beyond my expectations. Thank you very much M Deweerdt!
To do without hesitation!

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Marleen Tempels
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Rent-A-Willys contributed to the wish fulfillment of a wish child from Make-A-Wish !!

Make-A-Wish fulfills the wishes of children with a life-threatening illness. On 01.10.2017 we were allowed to fulfill Louis's wish, namely a party in the theme 'Kratts in the wild'. To give the day an exciting start from the start, we went looking for 'a special vehicle' to pick it up. Then we found Philippe and his wife Rita via the internet, who were immediately enthusiastic to help us with this. They even made a video calling for Louis to rescue a kidnapped dog. Of course our little hero wanted to do this and his eyes were shining when he was picked up in a real Datari jeep with ..... a tough soldier at the wheel !! We couldn't wish for a better way to directly imagine his role as Kratt's hero! We are therefore very grateful to Philippe and Rita for their cooperation and spontaneous commitment !! Super cool people who arranged everything very carefully so that everything went very smoothly.

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Ellen Belmans
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A unique and original experience!

On a beautiful late summer afternoon, driving a Willys through the fields of Grimbergen and the surrounding area, accompanied by a guide who could tell a lot of detailed stories from the war, ... it was a great experience! I enjoy driving all kinds of different vehicles, and my friend is very interested in all things war. So for us it was a perfect way to spend time. And above all, something very original and unique! Highly recommended!!!

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Diederik Vanhaecke
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Excellent organization and pleasant company

Everything was in tip-top shape, from start to finish.
The guidance explains everything with great enthusiasm and really takes you into a Willy experience. Only happy faces at the end of the evening.

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Koen Machielsen
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Fantastic experience

Saturday, August 19, a great trip under the guidance of Philippe. Driving a Willys is a special experience and Philippe is an enthusiastic storyteller about WWII. Fun and interesting experience.

Thanks again!

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Ilse Luyten
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A successful surprise tour through Willebroek and surroundings

I am a satisfied customer!

My wife and daughters had come up with a real surprise for me. Although I thought we were going to visit Fort Breendonk, a jeep suddenly appeared in front of us. Before I realized that I was actually going to make a jeep tour (like in my army days) it took a while. They did a good job of leading me astray.

The Jeep (Willy) was in very good order. The tour was a good mix between paved road, field roads and roads with a wet surface.
Because the guide knew the area well, he was also able to give me good driving instructions. For this, my thanks to the guide for organizing a safe and pleasant tour. The fact that I was allowed to drive myself and he handed over his vehicle, surprised and enchanted me enormously.

We also made a few stops, where the guide explained the events of that time. The stopover with coffee with a chat was also a pleasant moment.

We can say that this form of tourism is an added value and is exceptional for the region. Now I also know that Mechelen and the surrounding area is more than a city. That the cities are surrounded by nature and fields. It was great to discover the region in this special way.

I would like to thank the attendant for a safe, enjoyable ride. It was a huge success. Recommended!

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Karen
Expert|Triple Tree|

Perfectly in order!

The collaboration with Philippe was one by accident ... but it was a bull's eye. A really nice setting and the tours with the Willy were a huge success with the guests. We will keep in touch for our future events.

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Hugo Simons
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Rent-A-Willys

The tour exceeded expectations. Nice car, well mapped out route, excellent guidance. It is good that a supervisor comes along, then the customer cannot get lost and also do nothing wrong. Had a very nice afternoon.

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Stephan Verstraelen
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Driving Experience De Schorre

After meeting the owner in our own Jeep garage on the Boomsesteenweg in Aartselaar, I had the idea to involve them in our annual event that we hold in the Schorre, namely our Driving Experience.

This event normally has an Italian flavor due to the long history our garage had with Alfa Romeo and Fiat. For 2 years now we have been an official distributor of the Jeep brand and I wanted to put my own brand in the spotlight as a Jeep seller.

Of course Rent-A-Willys came into play with the historical link to our current own models. Even now you can still find the great resemblances between a 1941 Willys and a 2017 Wrangler. The attributes and costume they brought were fantastic and created a very clear story. Young and old also thought it was fantastic to take a ride on the domain in a real old Jeep.

All in all, a very pleasant experience and good value for the money you pay. Thick recommendation!

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filip colart
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Rent-a-Willys!

Gave a ride on the Willys for my dad's birthday as a gift, and to this day he's still talking to everyone about it. So I'm sure this was a one-of-a-kind experience that we're all not going to forget. Everything was well arranged with Philippe Deweerdt, right on time at the destination for a photoshoot and then the test drive by my father ... Anyway, let the owner drive for safety. Highly recommended! And of course my father is already working on another trip with the Willys ...

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Koen Hendrickx
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Rent-a-Willys is an absolute must

An absolute must for any event and for young and old. Philippe's enthusiasm and passion are so contagious that it captivates everyone. The ideal way to introduce children but also adults to the history of authentic army vehicles from the period of World War 2. This event is unique in its kind and a topper!

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Benny De Maeyer
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Rent a Willys: a must

In the meantime, we have already worked with "Rent a Willy's" a number of times, and this in different contexts (static shows, tours, events, etc). I can only confirm that it is always a unique experience, which is always perfectly organized. The man behind "Rent a Willy's" is a dude of his word! In other words ... A RECOMMENDED!

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Bo Scheepmans
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Funeral in Leuven

Dear Philippe
I would like to thank you very much for your very professional service.
We are very grateful that we could count on you for Granddad's last ride.
You and the vehicle looked neat, everything went very serene.
It was in style, it was a beautiful tribute.
Thanks for making this possible.

Many greetings, Bo

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Frank Clinckemaille
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Weekend met Rent-A Willys

Our weekend with the organization of "Rent-A-Willys" was nothing short of a fantastic experience.

Everything organized down to the last detail. Nice and passionate people who are committed to having a great jeep experience.

We often remember this with great pleasure.

Hopefully our word of mouth will contribute to your future success.

Frank

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Rassin Itheimer
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An unforgettable experience !!!

Thanks to this adventure, we were able to dive into history.
It was a ride filled with discovery and learning.
In my opinion, this adventure should be associated with schools so that our young people do not forget the history of our country.
The welcome was warm, nothing was missing to have a wonderful day.
I can't wait to start over with my kids!
Thank you a thousand times for this innovative and unique experience!

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Maïté Marlier
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Daddy's dream

My dad had dreamed of a Willy for years. And he can continue to listen to war stories. What a gift this has been. Dad is an experienced driver, but the Willy was a challenge. But he certainly enjoyed it. The guidance was perfect. Interesting stops with story, content and photo material. And also a stop with a drink. Discovering our own backyard in this way was a unique experience and also brought back many memories. My father was a happy man and so were his two daughters.

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Enjoy a day out with the Willys jeep
16 July 2020

Small is nice! Large events are unfortunately not currently on the agenda, but the small entertainment is all the more. Book one of our 'Warbird routes' and enjoy the ride in a willys jeep. We venture out into the fields and discover places and crash sites dating back to WW2 that you probably didn't know existed. An unforgettable afternoon for ...

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Mobile coffee bar in army style
27 June 2020

Small is beautiful, so we aim for small events. Our mobile coffee bar brings you completely in the atmosphere of Band Of Brothers, but rest assured, you will not be served a war bite. Our Barista, David Deweerdt, uses the traditional Chemex method from 1941 to serve you a real coffee according to the rules of the art.

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Give Grandpa a ride in a Willys Jeep as a gift!
14 November 2019

The parties and ditto package time is coming. Buy a gift card that will treat your grandpa to a ride in a willys jeep. We also visit historical locations where planes crashed during WW2. The gift voucher is valid for one year so that he can plan the ride in good weather.

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