The municipality of Zaventem is located within the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant - located towards the centre of the country. It comprises the towns of Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Nossegem, Sterrebeek and Zaventem proper. The area covers close to 30 square kilometres and is home to a population of around 30,000 inhabitants, with a population density of around 1,000 inhabitants per square kilometre.
Zaventem can also be commonly referred to as Saventhem, which was how it was formerly spelt. Majority of the population of the Municipality are Dutch speakers. It is well-known for being home to the Brussels Airport - which is the busiest and most important airport on Belgium.
Zaventem is located just a short distance away from the capital city of Brussels. The distance between Zaventem and Brussels is only around 10 kilometres and travellers who plan on sight-seeing in Brussels could spare some time to visit Zaventem. Zaventem offers a few attractions including seven parks and prominent landmarks in the area such as Malou Park, NATO Headquarters, Jubilee Park, European Quarter and the Berlaymont Building.
Zaventem is home to the largest and busiest airport in Belgium - the Brussels Airport. The airport is also known as the Brussel-Zaventem Airport and is one of the busiest airports in the European continent, serving numerous airlines and millions of passengers throughout the year.
There are a few Halal restaurants in Zaventem such as the Pizz'n Go Halal and the Le Casdhal Halal. But for more Halal food options around Zaventem, it is best to travel to Brussels which offers a wealth of Halal restaurants and is located a short distance away. Some of the best Halal restaurants in Brussels include the Ce soir on dine a Marrakech, Touareg, La Khaima and La Medina which all serve a fantastic variety of Moroccan cuisine.
There are a couple of mosques in Zaventem available for Muslim travellers. The main mosque in Zaventemare is the Mosque Al Islah which is located at Hoogstraat 148. However for more options, travellers should visit some of the many mosques in Brussels. The main mosques in Brussels are the Centre Islamique et Culturel de Belgique, Mosquée Ibn Massoud, Mosquée Attaouba, Mosquée Al Mouttaqine, Mosquée Al Ansar, Yunus Emre Camii and the Bangladesh Islamic Cultural Center.