Car rentals in Amsterdam: All you need to know
An Amsterdam car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Amsterdam. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Amsterdam?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Amsterdam has to offer. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Amsterdam?
We have around a dozen car rental companies in the Amsterdam area. You'll find well-known companies like Avis and Sixt and wallet-friendly suppliers like Payless and Fox. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Amsterdam?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Amsterdam. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Amsterdam?
Typically, to rent a car in Amsterdam you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Amsterdam require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Amsterdam. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Amsterdam.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Amsterdam?
If you plan to see all that Amsterdam offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Amsterdam?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Amsterdam's most popular attractions are:
- De Negen Straatjes (Nine Little Streets)
- Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
- Eating Amsterdam Food Tours
Luckily, you can drive to whichever one you want or visit all of them.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Amsterdam adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Amsterdam rental car today
Know that you can count on a wonderful ride that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Amsterdam car rental. We'll see you out here.