Car Rental in the Netherlands

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$23.62 / per day
Almere Markerkant
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$24.69 / per day
Downtown
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$42.77 / per day
Amsterdam Airport
Mini Elite
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$46.04 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Intermediate
Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$50.76 / per day
Rotterdam Airport
Standard SUV
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$60.12 / per day
Amsterdam Airport
Compact Elite SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$87.18 / per day
Amsterdam Vondelparkbuurt
Full-size
Mercedes Benz CLA or similar
Mercedes Benz CLA
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$109.21 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:32 on 2024-06-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Dutch
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+31
Average car rental price
$56 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 130 km/h or 50 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gas price
$2.18 per liter or $8.25 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.94 per liter or $7.36 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.37 per liter or $8.98 per gallon

Why rent a car in the Netherlands?

The 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 small, meaning you can even set aside the time to visit some of the neighboring countries.

Netherlands

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 $216.91 per day
  • From Netherlands to Belgium - 202 offers from $57.51 per day
  • From Netherlands to Germany - 241 offers from $59.82 per day
  • From Netherlands to France - 184 offers from $97.51 per day
  • From Netherlands to Switzerland - 102 offers from $101.38 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's 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 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 Help Center.

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

  • Convertibles - from $164 per day
  • Station wagons - from $38 per day
  • Large cars - from $32 per day
  • Medium cars - from $29 per day
  • Vans - from $69 per day
  • Premium cars - from $89 per day
  • Small cars - from $24 per day
  • SUVs - from $50 per day

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
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Article reviewed and updated by Rachel Heller, founder of World Heritage Sites Net, which will eventually include travel information for every UNESCO World Heritage site around the world. Her travel blog, Rachel’s Ruminations, focuses on independent travel to historical sites.

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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in the Netherlands?

The cost of renting a car in the Netherlands varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in the Netherlands
$45.87
January
$42.88
February
$44.64
March
$49.97
April
$44.81
May
$55.69
June
$53.69
July
$51.74
August
$41.71
September
$44.25
October
$44.62
November
$49.26
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the Netherlands is September — when rental costs average $41.71 per day. This is 12% cheaper than the yearly average and 25% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $55.69 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in the Netherlands?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in the Netherlands
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
8
July
8
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in the Netherlands?

Based on how many customers search for a car in the Netherlands, the most popular month is April, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in the Netherlands by pick-up date relative to the average
63%
January
87%
February
110%
March
125%
April
121%
May
73%
June
115%
July
98%
August
116%
September
96%
October
86%
November
111%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 83
Airport locations 5
Popular suppliers Keddy, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $24 per day
Cheapest supplier Hertz

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Volkswagen T-Cross 4 3 Medium cars
Keddy Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Skoda Fabia 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Hyundai Bayon 5 1 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Mokka 4 3 Large cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Ireland
Volkswagen T-Cross
August 10, 2023
All good
Italy
Kia Picanto
June 19, 2023
Travel in central Netherland for vacations
Brazil
Toyota Yaris
May 12, 2023
Netherlands and Belgium are good countries for vacation!!!!
Netherlands
Volvo XC40
May 5, 2023
We had great trip, could have been slightly planned well ahead, not doubt with the rental car, it turned out to be much more better
Cyprus
Toyota Aygo
April 27, 2022
Excellent service good quality of cards and quick resolve of problems
Israel
Nissan Qashqai
March 3, 2020
Parking methods on street of Holland in general and big cities in particular are very unfriendly and totally unclear for the tourist. public parking lot are fare in general yet could be expensive, and parking garages are extremely expensive. That should be taken into consideration when renting a car.
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.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 108
October 27, 2018
If you are staying in the city, there is no need for a car. I rented a car since I was driving to Germany.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Keddy
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Goldcar
6.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
26
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$55.54
Lowest daily price
$23.62
Total cars available
1769

Top 14 suppliers in the Netherlands in 2024

Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.9 / 408 reviews
2 locations
$46 - $90
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 365 reviews
5 locations
$38 - $668
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.6 / 74 reviews
3 locations
$45 - $141
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.6 / 50 reviews
35 locations
$28 - $364
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.5 / 132 reviews
36 locations
$24 - $588
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.5 / 66 reviews
2 locations
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4 / 76 reviews
7 locations
$43 - $741
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 145 reviews
20 locations
$46 - $221
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 41 reviews
50 locations
$24 - $109
National
National
Good 7.8 / 12 reviews
4 locations
$55 - $731
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$69 - $163
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
35 locations
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6
45 locations
Goldcar
Goldcar
Satisfactory 6.8 / 58 reviews
1 location
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