Car rentals in Amsterdam: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Amsterdam whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Amsterdam. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Amsterdam. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Amsterdam?
You're well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Amsterdam.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Amsterdam?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Amsterdam?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Amsterdam. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your visit to Amsterdam||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Family getaways where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Amsterdam?
Normally, to rent a car in Amsterdam you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Amsterdam?
When driving around Amsterdam or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Amsterdam.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Amsterdam?
If you plan to explore all that Amsterdam and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Amsterdam. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Amsterdam adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Amsterdam car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not break the bank.