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Car Rental in Amsterdam

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Amsterdam Central Station Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$36.88 per day
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Amsterdam Central Station Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$38.49 per day
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Amsterdam Overtoomse Sluis Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$40.97 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$41.32 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Amsterdam Overtoomse Sluis Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$41.90 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$42.93 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$44.27 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$44.50 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:58 on 2021-12-06. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Dutch
Currency
ANG
Country code
31
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.4

Why rent a car in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a fascinating city, grand and cozy at the same time. Although it has a reputation for being friendly to pedestrians and cyclists, it can also comfortably explored by car, especially if you’d like to explore some of its unique areas further from the city center. And why not travel even further? The Netherlands has small distances and great roads, so you can easily explore the rest of the country with Amsterdam as your base.

Amsterdam Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Amsterdam

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Amsterdam and drop off in another city include:

  • From Amsterdam to Warsaw - 13 offers from US$ 229.23 per day
  • From Amsterdam to Brussels - 93 offers from US$ 60.78 per day
  • From Amsterdam to Eindhoven - 109 offers from US$ 45.83 per day
  • From Amsterdam to Luxembourg City - 101 offers from US$ 84.03 per day
  • From Amsterdam to Munich - 37 offers from US$ 87.63 per day

Top ways to enter Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. A hub for KLM and served by more than 50 other airlines, Amsterdam Schiphol is one of the busiest and most modern airports in Europe. It offers countless flights to destinations in Europe, as well as all other parts of the world. The airport is located less than 10 km (6 mi) from downtown Amsterdam.
  • Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. Although much smaller than Schiphol, the airport that serves both the second and the third city of Netherlands sees more than 2 million travelers every year. Located just a short 50-minute drive south of Amsterdam, it can serve as a good alternative to reach the country’s largest city.
  • Eindhoven Airport. Located in the southwest of the Netherlands, this airport is served by a number of low-cost airlines. This means that flying to Eindhoven can quite often be the cheapest way to reach the Netherlands by air. Conveniently, the airport is just 105 km (68 mi) from Amsterdam.
  • By rail. If you arrive in Amsterdam by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Amsterdam Central Station.

Useful city facts

Near the coast of the North Sea, Amsterdam has an oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and cool winters. The precipitation is relatively high, with winters slightly more humid than summers thanks to not only rain but also occasional snowfall.   

Although only about 850.000 people live in Amsterdam proper, another 1.7 million inhabit its metropolitan area, making it one of the most densely populated urban zones in Europe.

Top destinations and activities

  • Rijksmuseum. Of all the museums of Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum (the National Museum) is arguably the most famous one. It has paintings by many world-famous artists, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Monet, as well as a number of rotating exhibitions. After Rijksmuseum, why not also visit the nearby Van Gogh museum that’s located in the same part of the city?
  • Anne Frank House. This unique museum is dedicated to Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who kept a famous diary while hiding in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Although visiting this museum can be a difficult experience, it also has an important and inspiring message of maintaining humanity during the most severe hardship.
  • Vondelpark. The most popular of Amsterdam’s many green areas, Vondelpark does not have any specific attractions, it is instead an attraction in itself. More than anywhere else, this is the place to go on a leisurely walk, make new friends, and feel the atmosphere of the city.
  • Canal District. The location of many famous landmarks including the Anne Frank House but deserving a separate mention, the Canal District is one of the trademarks of Amsterdam. Largely built in the 17th century, it was an early proof of the famous Dutch urban planning skills. Nowadays, this network of 100 km (62 miles) of canals and more than 1,500 bridges is a World Heritage Site.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130 km/h  (80 mph) on motorways or autosnelwegen, 100 km/h (61 mph) on expressways or autowegen, 80 km/h (50 mph) on other roads outside built-up areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) on roads and streets inside built-up and urban areas.
  • Parking in central Amsterdam can be very pricey and the number of available spaces are limited. A good idea is to park either at one of the large car-parking centers or at the Park and Ride (P+R) outside the city center where the parking is much cheaper, usually costing less than €10 for a full day. There are also many free parking spaces in the Amsterdam-Noord area. 
  • While it is certainly possible, and sometimes quite enjoyable, to drive around Amsterdam by car, do keep in mind that local etiquette demands that the drivers fully respect cyclists, even if they are not using hand signals for the turns they are about to make.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers and drivers under the age of 24. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide licence ban, or imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s registration needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

The only roads in the Netherlands that require paying a fee are two toll tunnels, the Kiltunnel at Dordrecht (about an hour’s drive south of Amsterdam) and Westerschelde Tunnel near Terneuzen (about two hours drive south of Amsterdam).

For using the Kiltunnel, you can only pay by cash. The price is €2. For using the Westerschelde, the price is €5. Electronic payment tags are also available, but most rental cars are not equipped with them and they are mainly used by locals who use either of the tunnels frequently.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Amsterdamse Bos. Amsterdamse Bos is a landscape park and urban forest near the city that is three times the size of New York’s Central Park. Although walking away from its main path can feel like being in a true wilderness, you’re never too far from a nice local restaurant. If coming from the city center of Amsterdam, it takes about fifteen minutes to reach by car.
  • The Hague. The seat of government of the Netherlands and the home of the International Court of Justice, The Hague is known for its political importance. Less known is that it’s also a charming, cozy city full of beautiful buildings like Binnehof Castle as well as art galleries and museums. The Hague is also home to Scheveningen, the most visited seaside resort in the Netherlands. It is located just a 50-minute drive south of Amsterdam.
  • Hoge Veluwe National Park. Made up of forests, sand dunes, and heathlands, Hoge Veluwe is one of the most interesting natural areas in the region. Its austere landscapes are made cozier by inhabitants such as foxes, deer, and mouflons. The national park is just an hour’s drive from Amsterdam.
  • Surfing. While the Netherlands is definitely not a water sports mecca on par with Portugal or Hawaii, the country actually gets some very decent North Sea waves and has great surfing spots along its coastline. These include the aforementioned Scheveningen, but also places like Bergen aan Zee, Zandvoort, and Domburg, all of which can be easily accessed from Amsterdam. If you’re visiting during one of the summer months, it’s definitely worth a try.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Amsterdam is the Ford Focus 5d, although many travelers also go for the Opel Corsa or the Opel Astra. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini. Smaller vehicles are generally more convenient for navigating the many narrow streets of Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands.

Further destinations

  • Friesland. Although not as visited by tourists as other parts of the Netherlands, the region of Friesland is an authentic, hospitable, and relaxing travel destination. Start exploring in the capital of Leeuwarden that is just an 80-minute drive north of Amsterdam. Then proceed to Friesland’s many small towns and villages. If you’re looking to go somewhere even more remote, head to the West Frisian Islands, a small archipelago that can easily be reached by ferry (you can usually bring a rental car onto it). It’s natural areas, lighthouses, and local delicacies like sheep cheese and oysters are not to be missed.
  • Maastricht. Located in the very south of the country, Maastricht is the capital of the Limburg Province and, according to some, the most picturesque city in the Netherlands. Inhabited since Roman times, it was an important center of religion and learning during Medieval times and has an impressive amount of heritage buildings, not least of which is the Romanesque Onze Lieve Basilica. Situated some 215 km (133 miles) from Amsterdam, the city can be reached in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Brussels. Just like The Hague, Brussels is also known for its political standing, but the home of the EU and NATO can also be a charming travel destination. From interesting neighborhoods that mix history and modernity to world-class museums and restaurants serving local Belgian specialties, this city can entertain anyone for days. It is just a two hours drive south of Amsterdam, and you can add Antwerp and Ghent, two other interesting cities of Belgian Flanders, to the trip. Keep in mind that you’ll be crossing a national border, so first, ask your rental car provider if they permit it.
  • Hamburg. With a proud northern seafaring spirit, Hamburg is quite different from Berlin or Munich, the two other metropolises of Germany. It is located on the North Sea, and, yes, it rains quite a lot there. What it lacks in weather, it more than makes up for in culture, architecture, and atmosphere. Hamburg is just a four-hour drive north of Amsterdam. If you’re coming from Amsterdam to Hamburg, you’ll be crossing a national border, so first, ask your rental car provider if they permit it.

Car Rental Prices in Amsterdam

  • Convertibles - from $79 per day
  • Station wagons - from $96 per day
  • Large cars - from $79 per day
  • Medium cars - from $65 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $103 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are the things you can do to make sure you get a cheap rental car in Amsterdam:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Amsterdam is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 27% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Amsterdam

  1. Eindhoven Car Rentals from $45.39 per day
    108.2 km / 67.3 miles away
  2. Rotterdam Car Rentals from $62.32 per day
    56.7 km / 35.2 miles away
  3. Maastricht Car Rentals from $49.98 per day
    173.8 km / 108.0 miles away
  4. Groningen Car Rentals from $70.75 per day
    139.7 km / 86.8 miles away
  5. Tilburg Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    90.6 km / 56.3 miles away
  6. 32.2 km / 20.0 miles away
  7. Deventer Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    86.6 km / 53.8 miles away
  8. Rozenburg Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    69.1 km / 42.9 miles away
  9. Hertogenboch Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    81.3 km / 50.5 miles away
  10. Eemshaven Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    175.0 km / 108.7 miles away
  11. Kamperland Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    121.6 km / 75.6 miles away
  12. 96.8 km / 60.1 miles away
  13. Best Car Rentals from $40.97 per day
    102.1 km / 63.5 miles away
  14. Harderwijk Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    48.8 km / 30.3 miles away
  15. Zeist Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    39.8 km / 24.7 miles away
  16. Nijmegen Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    88.6 km / 55.0 miles away
  17. Roermond Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    151.5 km / 94.1 miles away
  18. Heerhugowaard Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    32.0 km / 19.9 miles away
  19. 112.7 km / 70.0 miles away
  20. Ede Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    64.2 km / 39.9 miles away

Top 10 Locations near Amsterdam

  1. 3.4 km / 2.1 miles away
  2. 11.9 km / 7.4 miles away
  3. 31.0 km / 19.3 miles away
  4. Rotterdam East Car Rentals from $27.56 per day
    53.5 km / 33.2 miles away
  5. 56.7 km / 35.2 miles away
  6. Tilburg Goirke Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    90.6 km / 56.3 miles away
  7. 108.2 km / 67.3 miles away
  8. 139.7 km / 86.8 miles away
  9. 173.8 km / 108.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Amsterdam?

Car rental prices in Amsterdam vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Amsterdam
$84.27
January
$56.68
February
$71.32
March
$97.53
April
$81.98
May
$56.40
June
$71.83
July
$93.76
August
$93.02
September
$42.79
October
$56.84
November
$68.42
December
The best month to rent a car in Amsterdam is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $42.79). This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting in April (when rental prices start at $97.53 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Amsterdam?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in March, travelers rent a car for an average of 6 days in January, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Amsterdam
4
January
4
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
4
August
5
September
4
October
5
November
4
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Amsterdam is March, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Amsterdam by Monthly Searches
69%
January
516%
February
583%
March
6%
April
7%
May
5%
June
6%
July
6%
August
September
1%
October
1%
November
1%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Mitsubishi Space Star 4 2 Small cars
Enterprise Seat Leon 4 2 Medium cars
Avis Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Mokka 4 3 Large cars
Enterprise Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 2008 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Kia Venga 4 3 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

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

Spain
Kia Picanto
August 26, 2021
Family visit in NL
United Kingdom
Toyota C-HR
March 18, 2020
Lovely experience. Will use services again
Malaysia
Ford Focus
November 14, 2019
Rent a car is not a good idea in Amsterdam but great for visiting small village like Giethoorn and Groot Ammers
United Kingdom
Toyota C-HR
September 24, 2019
Amsterdam was a great city very clean and the people was friendly food was great! When renting a car please buy full cover insurance and check the cars properly even if your in a rush and do take as many photos off the car as possible cause the one I rented was black n I couldn't see the marks it had on it at night and try to make sure it's a newer one with low mileage I'm sure you'll enjoy driving in the Netherlands!
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
May 14, 2019
Roads easy to navigate. Nice place to drive. Park and ride at the Olympic stadium great cheap parking and onward travel into the centre.
Mexico
Peugeot 108
April 13, 2019
I did not rent the car to visit Amsterdam. Walking, riding a bike or using public transportation are much better options. A car is necessary, though, for getting to other cities with freedom.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
October 25, 2018
Be wary of the cyclists when you get near to the centre of Amsterdam as they are numerous and travel quickly!
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
August 6, 2018
It is an amazing place and you get to see a lot of things so your always on your feet non stop to see the breath taking sights!

Top 12 Suppliers in Amsterdam in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+31207400950
Harry Banninkstraat 129, 1011 DD Amsterdam
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+31207400950
Harry Banninkstraat 129 Oosterdokeiland, 1011 DD Amsterdam
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9
+31206832123
OVERTOOM 197
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-12:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+31207230526
De Ruijterkade 44b, 1012 AA Amsterdam
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+31623655407
Polderweg 96
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+31882847020
Nassaukade 380
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+31207400950
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+31882847620
Aankomstpassage 5
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.1
+31207400950
Harry Banninkstraat 129 Oosterdokeiland, 1011 DD Amsterdam
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.6
+310205025250
Schipholweg 181, Badhoevedorp,
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+31202142034 / +18778223872
Schipholweg 275, 1171 PK, Badhoevedorp
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+31202142034
Schipholweg 275, 1171 PK Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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