Car hire in Amsterdam
On this page you’ll find useful tips and advice on renting a car in the capital of Holland, Amsterdam, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time hiring a car in the country, please read our general tips on car hire in Holland via the link below.
Car hire at Amsterdam airport
The largest international airport in both Amsterdam and the wholec ountry is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (airport code: AMS). This airport is located only a few kilometres from central Amsterdam.
At the airporrt, you’ll find six of the largest rental car companies represented. All of their offices are gathered in the same place directly connected to the arrivals terminal Arrivals 3, on Schiphol Plaza. Getting to other parts around Amsterdam from the airport is very easy.
The rental car companies also have offices in central Amsterdam, making it possible for you to pick up your car in the city as well.
What to do in Amsterdam
With its central location on the Dutch coast, Amsterdam is the perfect starting point for excursions to various parts of the country, from the sea and beach to the countryside and different historic sites.
Keukenhof has been nicknamed the Garden of Europe for good reason. Every year no less than seven million tulip bulbs are planted in this park and the mere sight of it in full bloom is an experience like no other. The park is only open between March and May, so make sure not to miss the opportunity to experience it when possible! Inside the park, you’ll also find a castle that is well worth a visit.
About an hour’s drive south of Amsterdam is the city of Gouda, renowned for it’s world famous cheese, named after the town. Gouda as a town was founded as early as in the 1200s and, therefore, has a rich history which is reflected in the many interesting buildings found throughout the city. Make sure not to miss the Town Hall, which was built during the 1500s.
In North Holland, you’ll find the city of Den Helder, which has been home to the country’s main naval base since the late 1700s. Here you can get very close to the ocean, and the beautiful island of Texel is reachable by ferry from the city. Den Helder is also known for its beatiful beaches and is, during the summer, a popular beach resort.
- IAmsterdam.com – Official travel guide for Amsterdam.