Amsterdam Car Hire

Amsterdam Car Hire

To be honest, in the centre of Amsterdam, you will be able to go around without a car. Here, a car is unnecessary, since most distances can be easily covered on foot, by bike or by tram. Moreover, parking spaces might be limited and tariffs might be high. You are advised to check whether your hotel does provide parking space, especially when it is situated within the canal area. Nevertheless, when you are planning to go and see other parts of the city, such as the Ajax stadium or the Amsterdamse Bos, a car can prove to be useful. It will also permit you to make some day tours, such as the classic towns of Haarlem and Alkmaar (famous from its cheese market), the traditional fishermen villages of Volendam and Marken, or to the beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal. But remember that the distances in the Netherlands are rather small: you will also reach Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam within little time. Even the farthest cities in the Netherlands, Groningen in the north and Maastricht in the south, do not take more than a two and half hour drive. Major car renting agencies all have offices in downtown Amsterdam and on Schiphol airport.


Avis has two offices in Amsterdam: one in the city centre (Nassaukade 280) and one in the Anton Coplandstraat 8. They also have a rental office on the airport.


Europcar has offices in the centre (Overtoom 197), in southeast Amsterdam (Snijdersbergweg 99) and in the central hall of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.


Just like the other chains, Hertz has two agencies in the city: one in the centre (Overtoom 333) and one at the Amstel business park in the eastern part of the city (Wenckebachweg 47A). Their location on Schiphol Airport is situated in arrival hall 3.


When you to choose to rent a car from Holidayautos, you can pick it up either from the airport or from the office of the local rental company they cooperate with. These are situated in the centre. Ordering online on, you will receive a voucher with information.


The offices of Sixt in Amsterdam cover several areas of the city: you can pick up your car at the main station, and in the eastern, south-eastern, southern and western part of the city. Additionally, Sixt has its office on the airport.

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