Car Hire in Amsterdam
This information is correct as of June 2015.
Where to hire a car in Amsterdam
Being a famous tourist destination, Amsterdam in the Netherlands has a good number of car rental service companies located in the city. Naturally, famous and well established international car rental services such as Avis and Sixt have locations in Amsterdam, and there are other local car rentals operating in the city. NedCars Autoverhuur is a car rental service provider in Amsterdam that prides itself for their excellent quality of service. They have a wide variety of rental vehicles available including vans, buses, vans with double cab, luxury nine seater vans, as well as refrigerated trucks. It has been in the car rental service industry since 1985 offering good service to their customer by providing them well maintained and safe vehicles at very affordable prices. Enterprise Rent A Car is a car rental service company that has locations in Amsterdam. While Enterprise is a fairly new company in Netherlands, it has been growing across the globe since 1957, providing their customers with up to par service with their 1.5 million car units available across the world. Diks Autoverhuur is a Dutch car rental service company servicing Amsterdam for over 65 years. It offers a long list of car selections including economy cars, vans, minivans, SUVs, and trucks. They offer friendly and efficient service at a very reasonable price.
Reservations with the car rental providers can be done online and through walk-in booking. Payments can be made through cash or credit card.
What to expect when hiring a car from Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of the most visited places in the world. It is the capital of the Netherlands and also the country’s largest city. It also the Netherland’s financial, cultural, and native centre. It is colloquially known as the Venice of the North because of the canals that run through the city. Amsterdam’s centre is fairly small and flat that tourist destinations can be visited on foot with just a 30-minute walk. Driving around Amsterdam could be quite difficult because of its narrow roads and their obscure traffic signs. Parking is free in some areas in the city, while some paid car parks offer hourly and daily rates. Petrol could also be quite expensive. However, driving around the city is still recommended and convenient, especially to those who do not want the hassle of riding in crowded public transportations. Driving your own car also allows you to reach places not accessible by mass transit.
When coming from other cities, the major roads that lead to Amsterdam are the A1 motorway from Germany, the A12 from Arnhem, A2 from Belgium (A16/A27 from Antwerp via Breda, connecting to the A2 south of Utrecht), and A4 from the Hague. All motorways leading to Amsterdam are linked to the ring motorway, the A10, from which main roads lead radially into the city (roads S101 through S118).
The speed limit on motorways in the Netherlands is 130 km/h, unless otherwise indicated. The speed limit on the A10 ring motorway is 100 km/h; 80 km/h on the western section. Also take note that there are many one-way roads in the city.
Getting to your destination
The Hague is a city in the province of South Holland. It is the seat of the Dutch parliament and government, and home to King Willem-Alexander. It is known as the judicial capital of the world.
It is a one hour drive from Amsterdam through the A4 road.
Rotterdam is a city famous for its modern architecture. It is located in the west of the Netherlands and part of the Ranstad. Its municipality is the second largest in the Netherlands. It also has an exciting night life and a vibrant art scene. It prides itself for having the largest port in Europe.
It is only an hour’s drive from Amsterdam through the A4 road.
Efteling is a famous theme park and leisure complex located Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands. It is famous for its family friendly theme of myths, fairy tales, and legends. It is one of the world’s oldest operating amusement park and the largest in Europe.
It is an hour and thirty minute drive from Amsterdam through A2 or A27 roads.