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Car Rental in the Netherlands

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Why rent a car in the Netherlands?

Netherlands is a great country to visit by car. Its unique and modern cities are something to experience, and so is the North Sea Coast, especially during the summer months. The roads are in great shape and the distances are smalling, meaning you can even set aside the time to visit some of their neighbors.

Netherlands Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in the Netherlands

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in the Netherlands and drop off in another country:

  • From Netherlands to Poland - 52 offers from 239.29 USD per day
  • From Netherlands to Germany - 241 offers from 65.99 USD per day
  • From Netherlands to Belgium - 202 offers from 63.45 USD per day
  • From Netherlands to France - 184 offers from 107.57 USD per day
  • From Netherlands to Switzerland - 102 offers from 111.84 USD per day

Top ways to enter Netherlands

  • Amsterdam Airport: The largest international airport in the Netherlands, it serves flights to and from countless destinations in all parts of the world.
  • Eindhoven Airport: Located in the southern part on the country, Eindhoven Airport is popular with low-cost air carriers like Ryanair and Wizz Air.
  • Rotterdam Airport: This international airport serves not only Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second city, but also the nearby Hague.
  • By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to the Netherlands. Some large international airports near the Netherlands include Brussels Airport in Belgium, as well as Frankfurt Airport and Hamburg Airport in Germany.

Top cities and places to visit

Amsterdam: Its beautiful architecture, rich culture, and canals are just some of the things that make Amsterdam one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe.

The Hague: Better known as the seat of the International Court of Justice, The Hague is also has interesting museums, great restaurants, and very high living standards.

Maastricht: A medieval city in the very southeast corner of the country, Maastricht is claimed by the Dutch to be similar to Burgundy in atmosphere and lifestyle.

Hoge Veluwe National Park: Located in the Gelderland province and easily accessed from all the large cities, this diverse place has everything from forested areas to sandy desert-like patches and an abundance of flora and fauna.

Kinderdijk: If you’ve come to the Netherlands to see the typical Dutch windmills, the traditional village of Kinderdijk is where your wish will come true.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in the Netherlands is the Peugeot 108, but the Peugeot 208 and the Toyota Yaris are also popular.

Driver license requirements

  • The Netherlands accept all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
  • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need a Netherlands visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or Dutch.
  • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times.
  • You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Netherlands is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area. If you’re not a citizen of a Schengen Area member state, you might or might not need a visa to visit the Schengen Area. It is best to consult the information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country to find out if you need a visa to visit the Schengen Area.

Netherlands is bordered by two countries, Belgium and Germany. Both these countries are also members of the Schengen Area. The same requirements that will apply to visiting the Netherlands will also apply to visiting either one of them, e.g., if you need a Schengen Visa to visit the Netherlands, you’ll be able to cross the border to each of the Netherlands’ neighbors with it.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental vehicle type in the Netherlands is Mini, but Economy and Compact are also popular.

Top driving routes

  1. Amsterdam–Frankfurt (439 km / 273 mi) The Europe’s financial capital in Germany might feel like a long way away from the Netherlands, but can be easily reached in under five hours.
  2. Eindhoven–Brussels (129 km / 80 mi) Brussels is right next door to Eindhoven and can be reached in 90 minutes, but make sure to stop at Antwerp, another beautiful Belgian city that will be on the way.
  3. Groningen–Hamburg (297 km / 184 mi) If you’re in northern Netherlands, it’s a great idea to drive in to Germany and visit nearby Hamburg, one of Europe’s unique and free-spirited cities.

Car Rental Prices

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in the Netherlands:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Map of Car Rental Locations

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Peugeot 108 3 2 Small cars
Alamo Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Mitsubishi Space Star 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Toyota Aygo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Ford Focus
October 31, 2019
Motorways are extremely congested at peak times - plan ahead.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
March 27, 2019
Take your time driving around the towns, some of the road markings can be a little confusing if it is your first time driving in Europe & if you are used to a right-hand drive like myself & not left! All of the Netherlands is beautiful, definitely recommend visiting Artis Zoo in Amsterdam, Burgers Zoo in Arnhem & GaiaZoo in Kerkrade, the zoos are fab & the towns are really nice & clean & the people are very friendly.

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