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Pick-up location Amsterdam
Rental locations 60
Airport locations 19

Amsterdam car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
7.1 Good (2,742 reviews)
2 locations in Amsterdam
Thrifty
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam-schiphol Ap
+31 205 020 240
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
Overtoom 333
+31 206 122 441
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
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Rated no. 2
Dollar
dollar
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Amsterdam
Dollar
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam-schiphol Ap
+31 235 100 790
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Sep 2019
Pros: Easy to pick up at Hertz.....no extra charges for location.... was already included in the fees
Cons: kayak mentioned off airport shuttle but reservation was for a car in terminal
Rated no. 3
Budget
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Amsterdam
Budget
Locations in Amsterdam
Aaron Coplandstraat 6
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Sunday
Nassaukade 380
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 8.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 7.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
13 Jul 2016
Fantastic!
Pros: Great value, super friendly car rental staff both on pick up and return.
10.0 Excellent
27 Jun 2017
All good in the hood
Pros: Excellent service
5.2 Okay
21 Aug 2017
Long Line + BS EZ Fuel Charge
Pros: Nice new car.
Cons: Waited 60 minutes in line to receive the car. Yes, they had 3 agents working there, but everyone showed up at once and they new it was the case as they now how many cars they release in a day. No line or queue setup either so it was a bit of a free for all in getting up to the front. Finally when returning the car to this location you just have to park it in the neighborhood. Which, leaves you liable for the cars damage, parking charges, and so on until they are open again and receive the car in. Then, to top it all off because I returned the car after hours and was unable to show a gas receipt (when I filled it all the way up) I was charged a flat rate EZ Fuel charge.
9.6 Excellent
3 Aug 2017
Great car and easy location
Pros: This place was very accessible, especially if you are not traveling to-and-from Amsterdam through the airport. You can walk to this location from the main train station!
Cons: The service was pleasant, but we had to wait about 30 minutes at both pick-up and drop off to talk to an agent.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.2 Good (9 reviews)
4 locations in Amsterdam
Hertz
Locations in Amsterdam
Aankomstpassage, Schiphol
+31 205 020 240
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
Overtoom 333
+31 206 122 441
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
Schiphol Aankomsthal Entr C
+31 235 100 790
Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30
Wenckebachweg 59
+31 204 621 930
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
  • 7.1
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
5 Feb 2018
Nice car, ridiculous insurance
Pros: The car was clean, comfortable and used ridiculously little petrol.
Cons: I was quoted 160 euros for two days of insurance. Thats plain usury.
6.0 Good
23 Feb 2018
Petra at check in was a real witch
Pros: Car
Cons: Check in was so rude and expensive
10.0 Excellent
1 Apr 2018
Efficient, fast, new fleet
Pros: Service and hassle free rental
4.4 Okay
15 May 2018
Pros:
Cons: How 1 staff member can destroy the positive image you had of a company! That resumes our experience when we picked up our car in Amsterdam.
6.8 Good
8 Sep 2016
Pros: Efficiency of pickup and return. Frienly staff
Cons: Lousy minivan-like car, and nothing available to change, even on a Saturday morning. Not very clean: Sticky coffee spill in the cup holder.
8.0 Excellent
8 Oct 2017
Pros: fast and efficient
9.2 Excellent
5 Jan 2016
quick and pleasant service, but be careful to chec
Pros: overall quick and pleasant service, much more personal than at the airport
Cons: fuel tank was on 7/8 after just 20km, suggesting it was not topped off full when we left, i had a picture of it, when i mentioned this on return they told me 'all peugeots have this issue of not showing the tank as full' and did not give me a refund for that part of fuel which I found quite incorrect
6.0 Good
24 Apr 2019
Pros: Nobody was at the drop off and no instraction were given before
Cons: A notice that at antwerpen railway station the dropoff is unmaned
8.0 Excellent
22 Jul 2017
Pros: The pickup in Amsterdam was great. The car was ready and the attendant was very helpful.
Rated no. 5
Avis
6.3 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Amsterdam
Avis
Locations in Amsterdam
Aankomstpassage 5
+31 882 847 620
Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30
Aaron Coplandstraat 6
+31 882 847 021
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Sunday
Nassaukade 380
+31 882 847 020
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
30 Jun 2017
Pros: pretty good signage, easy dropoff, friendly staff.
Cons: still not sure if the pre-existing exterior damage was considered our responsibility.
8.0 Excellent
9 Apr 2017
Good Experience until Paris
Pros: Everything was fine. The people at the desk even gave us the vehicle in our rental category with the largest luggage capacity which was important.
Cons: All was good.
4.8 Okay
2 May 2017
Cons: We used the car for less than 24 hours but Avis charged us for 2 days. Fuel on the car when we rented it was supposed to be full. It was a little over 3/4 full
5.6 Okay
11 May 2017
Pros: The automobile was great -- Volvo xc60, almost new.
Cons: The rental pickup and return was terrible. I tried to change the location for the pickup and return, and spent hours on the phone trying to contact the locations themselves, without success. I first called from the U.S. to try to pick up the car in the city of Amsterdam instead of Schipol airport -- I was told this would cost me an additional $900! Attempts to reach the rental locations in Amsterdam to confirm this were impossible - on hold for more than an hour. When I went to Schipol airport to pick up the car, they told me that I could have picked up the car in the city center at no extra charge! Similar situation on the dropoff -- I was unable to reach any location to see if I could drop the car closer to my hotel in Paris. Finally, I left a pair of sunglasses in the car. I spent three days trying to call the bureau to see if they were found, and also emailed the customer service departments in Paris and Amsterdam. No response
2.0 Mediocre
8 Jun 2017
Pros: Overcharged for no reason
Cons: Overcharged for no reason
4.8 Okay
27 Aug 2017
Very poor pickup
Pros: The car was good
Cons: The pickup was beyond unacceptable. 2 hour wait. Cannot do that again. Would not rent from avis
10.0 Excellent
11 Jul 2018
Quick and efficient
Pros: Car was what we expected and we were able to get in and out of the Avis counter pretty quickly. At the end, we dropped off the keys in the dropbox, which was convenient. Drop-off is 24/7.
6.8 Good
22 Sep 2018
Tims Van review
Pros: nice van. Exactly what we needed.
Cons: Price for an additional day was absurdly high. Van had dents all over it.
3.6 Mediocre
26 Aug 2019
Pros: The pick up agent is slow and unfair. She charged us for 2nd driver without our consent. Also, it took her over one hour to complete the process yet our pick up time started as soon as we talked.
Cons: The pick up time should be from the time we got the key, not from the time we were at the signing desk.
9.2 Excellent
4 Sep 2017
Avis waa excellent
Cons: A problem with Kayak. I wanted to pick up the car 3 hours earlier , Avis was open but ithad to be arranged by Kayak. Kayak was closed due to time difference probably, I made a request through email, never got an answer.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
6.0 Okay (11 reviews)
2 locations in Amsterdam
Enterprise
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Central Station
+31 207 400 950
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Schiphol Plaza Arrival Hall 22
+31 207 400 950
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
17 Aug 2016
Cons: Full of unprofessional staff / in coperative and liars duds sitting in office . Don't even know a percent of costumer service. Don't even know the laws of their own country.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Dec 2016
Horrible!
Cons: At Centraal Station branch, a woman officer said they couldnt accept my driving license but at the airport the same company's office did !
4.0 Okay
10 Jan 2017
Cons: There's no pick up or drop off service if it's needed then we have to pay 50€ which is very disappointing and the cost very expensive if u have your own insurance than you have to pay over 1000€ deposit + other fees I had to pay 27€ for insurance more in order to avoid that deposit money overall very disappointing customer service over the phone very rude ...
4.4 Okay
14 May 2017
Being threatened by the desk guy
Pros: I did like the price and the Ford Fiesta.
Cons: When we picked up the car it took us 40 min. I did book the cars in Kayak.com. They have the the chance of having insurance for 9€/day. And I booked the 2 cars with the Kayak,s Insurance. When we wanted to get theses cars, there was a blond woman that insisted in havin to pay 27€ a car in terms of getting the insurance... otherwise we had to pay over 2000€. She took over 2000€ from my credit card to book 2 Ford Fiesta, but before she had been so rude to me. Telling that I might be robbed, or that she has noting to do with Kayak. She made me feel quite miserable, and she got my nerves. My escursion to Kokenhauf with my family... ruined. After that his partner took like 8 min reviewed each car to see if there was something wrong to charge me when we were back. Like 5h later and 84kms. I really though she was going to come up with something to screw me... because I didn't want to pay daily insurance twice.
6.0 Good
28 Jun 2017
Pros: Car was comfort and cost saving from fuel consumption point of view.
Cons: I didn't get enough explanations on how to use the GPS and it took me couple of minutes, while driving to get it working. I have returned the car few min' before 7:00pm and I was told that I can drop the keys at the office but the staff already left and I needed to go to the parking
2.0 Mediocre
11 Jul 2017
Cons: Very bad service. Accuses for damange which I didn't do.
10.0 Excellent
31 Aug 2017
Great experience - wish every car rental was like this
Pros: Friendly pickup, got upgraded to a new volvo
Cons: Immediate dropoff, no issues.
10.0 Excellent
10 Sep 2017
Smooth and pleasant rental experience
Pros: Excellent customer care and we were quick on the road.
Cons: Paid for the GPS but this was included with the car.
10.0 Excellent
13 May 2018
Pros: Friendly staff, clean car, ease of pick up and drop off.
7.2 Good
31 Oct 2016
Cons: Dropped off the dar a few minutes after location closed. Talked to employee on the phone to get instructions. Talked to him in person at the parking lot as he was leaving. The next morning I received a call that I did not return a car. Eventually I was told that they forgot to check in the car which resulted in confusion. It was all resolved at the end but I had a couple of hours when I didn't know how this will turn out.
Rated no. 7
Alamo
alamo
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
2 locations in Amsterdam
Alamo
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Centraal Station
+31 207 400 950
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
+31 207 400 950
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
  • 7.0
  • 8.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.0
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
30 Aug 2016
Security Deposit Nightmare
Cons: 850 euro security deposit for a 1 day rental. Never again.
7.6 Good
12 Nov 2017
Slow check in quick check out
Pros: Really easy to check the car back in after use
Cons: Long waiting period to get the car
Rated no. 8
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
5.7 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Amsterdam
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Amsterdam
Schipholweg 181, Badhoevedorp
+31 205 025 250
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
  • 5.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
4 Jul 2019
Pros: Brand New car.
Cons: Pickup is outside of terminal. Pickup took very long. longer than 20minutes. and conditions are overwhelming. Greenmotion requires you to do a car wash before return. Our car had some bird poop on it and we had to pay for it.
4.0 Okay
14 Aug 2019
Pros: The car itself was basic in a good way, didn’t need more.
Cons: The owner’s hospitality. It was infuriating. He and several of his staff were rude and stingy. Tried finding as many reasons to charge us extra money as possible. Stay away
9.6 Excellent
30 Oct 2019
Pros: Easy and fast pick-Up and drop off nice car
Cons: The bus from the airport waa a little late There are not so clear instructions on how to get to the counter. The counter itself is on a remote location, not just the car
4.0 Okay
9 Dec 2019
Cons: Customer service. The woman in the office was very rude.
9.2 Excellent
19 Jan 2018
Cons: I didn’t like the fact that kayak gives the WRONG RETURN ADDRESS ON EMAIL. When I pressed GET DIRECTIONS I expect it to be the correct address. VERY STREESFUL driving around Schiphol trying to find the correct address after searching for 30 minutes and running overtime almost. I took it up with green motion and they said they advised their move to you 12 months ago so is not their fault. PLEASE FIX KAYAK!! Unimpressed guys.
4.8 Okay
14 Aug 2019
Cons: There are lots of extra fees if you are actually going to be driving the car.
2.0 Mediocre
20 Oct 2019
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Everything
5.2 Okay
8 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly
Cons: They should have let you know before if they were going to charge you extra for things
Rated no. 9
Europcar
europcar
4.9 Okay (3 reviews)
5 locations in Amsterdam
Europcar
Locations in Amsterdam
Aankomstpassage 10
+31 203 164 190
Bolstoen 1
+31 204 111 003
Hoogoorddreef 90
+31 204 090 900
Hotel Novotel
+31 206 836 203
Overtoom 197
+31 206 832 123
  • 4.7
  • 6.7
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
1 Jan 2018
Cons: Contract was absolutely without insurance. Personnel in office told me that and I had to pay 30 EUR more for insurance. I expected basic insurance.
6.8 Good
19 Aug 2019
Pros: staff was helpful and flexible
Cons: not clear from website that car was too small for 3 passengers plus suitcases
3.6 Mediocre
16 Mar 2018
Wrong Car, Wrong Insurance, Big Headache
Cons: When I arrived, the car I booked wasn't available. The car they replaced it with was too small for our group, so we were stuck cramped in a tight space and having to shuttle back and forth for our whole trip. I asked for full insurance coverage and only received basic coverage. Now they say there is a small scratch on the bumper and have charged 850 euros to my credit card for the damage. This has been an absolute nightmare.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
8 locations in Amsterdam
Sunnycars
Locations in Amsterdam
Bolstoen 1
Europaboulevard 10
H.j.e. Wenckebachweg 59
Harry Banninkstraat 129
Hoogoorddreef 90
Luchthaven
Overtoom 197
Overtoom 333
keddy by Europcar
keddy
6 locations in Amsterdam
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Amsterdam
Aankomstpassage 10- Arrival Hall, West 3, 'Plaza'
Bolstoen 2
Hoogoorddreef 90
Hotel Novotel- Europaboulevard 10
Hotel Novotel
Overtoom 197
Sixt
5 locations in Amsterdam
Sixt
Locations in Amsterdam
De Ruijterkade 44b
+31 207 230 526
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
Europaboulevard 2
+31 206 446 004
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Joop Geesinkweg 125
+31 204 708 883
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
Nassaukade 345-346
+31 203 892 052
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Schiphol Plaza Aankomstpass.22
+31 204 059 090
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
ADDCAR RENTAL
addcarrental
3 locations in Amsterdam
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Amsterdam
Aankomstpassage 10 Arrival Hall, West 3, 'plaza'
+31 207 373 030
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
La Guardiaweg 5
+31 207 370 058
Polderweg 96
+31 207 370 058
STERNRENT
sternrent
3 locations in Amsterdam
STERNRENT
Locations in Amsterdam
8, Radarweg
Klokkenbergweg 3 5
+31 203 118 282
West Donauweg 11
GO Rent A Car
gorent
2 locations in Amsterdam
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Amsterdam
51, La Guardiaweg
96, Polderweg
National
national
2 locations in Amsterdam
National
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Centraal Station
+31 207 400 950
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
+31 207 400 950
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
YourRent
yourrent
2 locations in Amsterdam
YourRent
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Central Rail Station
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Amsterdam
AutoEurope
Locations in Amsterdam
Serviced By Europcar
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Amsterdam
FLIZZR
Locations in Amsterdam
Aankomstpassage 10 Arrival Hall, West 3, 'plaza'
+31 204 059 090
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
McRent
mcrent
1 location in Amsterdam
McRent
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam East
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Amsterdam
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
PEUGEOT
peugeot
1 location in Amsterdam
PEUGEOT
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Airport
Renault rent a car
renaultrentacar
1 location in Amsterdam
Renault rent a car
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Schipol Airport
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Amsterdam
Rhodium
Locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Airport
+31 202 142 034
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
48 travellers who rented a car in Amsterdam gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Amsterdam

Good to know

Most popular car type Economy

When to book a rental car in Amsterdam

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for renting a car in Amsterdam

  • On your trip to Amsterdam, you want the freedom to explore both the city center and outskirts at your own pace. Discover traditional Dutch wonders like windmills and wooden clogs in Zaanse Schans or head to Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee beach, only a short drive away from Amsterdam.
  • Ready to rent a car on your Amsterdam vacation? If you are flying into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Airport, whether you are on an international or internal flight, you will need to follow the 'Car hire' signs. You find the hire car desk and service desk in the airport's main foyer, Schiphol Plaza.
  • As a new driver in Amsterdam, you need to watch out for the narrow twisting streets at the center of the city, as well as the many cyclists that dominate the roads. It’s important to know that trams have the right of way at most junctions of the city and that traffic coming from the right has priority. When you get to the outskirts of Amsterdam, there’s a fantastic network of highways that make driving to nearby cities like Rotterdam and The Hague very enjoyable.
  • On Amsterdam’s roads, peak traffic starts to build around 7:00 and lasts until 9:00 in the morning, where driving can take 30 minutes to get into the city center during rush hour. In the evening, rush hour is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Although the fastest way around Amsterdam is on the highway, or snelweg (which means “fast road”), try to avoid using them during rush hour -- especially the A2 road and near the airport.
  • Book your rental car in Amsterdam at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Amsterdam are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Amsterdam

What is the most popular rental car in Amsterdam?

Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Amsterdam.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Amsterdam?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Goldcar Rental SP ($29/day), Alamo ($31/day) and Rhodium ($41/day).

What is the best rental car company in Amsterdam?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Amsterdam are Enterprise (8.5, 12842 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2275 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1172 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Amsterdam?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Goldcar Rental SP Veenderveld 10 2371 (27 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Amsterdam?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Amsterdam?

A Economy car rental in Amsterdam costs $41 per day, on average.

How much does a Premium car rental cost in Amsterdam?

A Premium car rental in Amsterdam costs $121 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Amsterdam?

Because Amsterdam is full of several public transport routes and features many narrow streets, it’s wise to rent a smaller car. The most popular car to rent is an economy one, as it’s the perfect size for parking and is the most economical choice in the event you get stuck in Amsterdam’s traffic. Plus, if you want to venture out of the city, Holland is very compact, so you won’t be doing many miles in your hire car.

What's the speed limit in Amsterdam?

Within the urban areas of Amsterdam, drivers will see a maximum speed limit of 31 mph, increasing to 50 mph as you get further away from built-up areas. The speed limit for the expressways, or autowegen, is 62 mph and 81 mph on the snelwegen. The speed limits on Dutch motorways may vary according to how busy it is and the time of day. If you see a green arrow on the matrix sign above the road, you can use this as an express lane.

How are gas prices in Amsterdam?

Due to the high taxes in the Netherlands, the cost of petrol is among the highest in the world. Amsterdam also has higher petrol prices than the national average. When you fill up your hire car, you can expect to pay around €1.70 for a liter as opposed to €1.68 in the rest of the Netherlands. This is about $7.30 per US gallon. Because petrol prices vary from station to station, you should try to fill up in the city center rather than on the snelwegen.

Where are the best places to park in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam has various parking options, depending on your budget and how central you want to be. In the city center, you can choose to make use of the digital parking system and park in a street-side space using a credit card. You can expect to be charged €5.00 ($5.67) per hour or up to €45 ($51) per day. If you want long-term and safer parking, you can find many garages located around the city. Park and Ride is another, cheaper option if you’re traveling from the outskirts of Amsterdam.

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