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Car rental Amsterdam

Amsterdam, famed as the “Venice of the North”, is the capital and the largest city of the Netherlands. It was one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, as the country excelled in trading. Today the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands, it is ranked 13th globally on quality of living, also one of the best European cities to locate an international business, along with London, Paris, Frankfurt and Barcelona.

Excellent infrastructure ideal for making use of car hire

Car rental in Amsterdam is popular among travelers for its great convenience to discover the city and most parts of this small but extraordinary country. The Dutch public transport system is highly developed, but the fares are more expensive compared to other European countries, like France and Germany, which makes car rental in Amsterdam a good bargain to travel around, not to mention the flexibility and sense of freedom car rental Amsterdam offers you. It is not as cheap to rent a car in Amsterdam as in Malaga or Faro, but still quite reasonable considering how many places you can visit in the span of a few days. It is quite pleasant to drive in a rental car around Amsterdam, as the Dutch highway network and roads are all well signposted and are considered one of the safest in Europe. However driving in the city center of Amsterdam should be avoided, as the streets are narrow and there is always ongoing construction. When driving in Amsterdam, take extra caution of the trams and the cyclists. You must slow down or stop when turning right and crossing a cycle lane, always check behind and give way to any cyclist, as they always have priority.

Parking your rental car in Amsterdam

Parking your rental car in Amsterdam can be tricky due to the limited space and expensive cost. Fortunately Amsterdam has 7 Parks & Ride (P+R) scheme which is particularly convenient for travelers with car hire. The parking rate here is a lot cheaper than other car parks in the center. After parking your car at P+R, ask the parking attendant to give you OV-chip card return tickets to travel to the city center by public transport. The P+R locations include Sloterdijk, Bos and Lommer, World Fashion Center, Olympic Stadium, ArenA, Gaasperplas and Zeeburg I/II. If you park your rental car on a street in Amsterdam, you need to pay for a ticket at a parking meter. The city is divided into various zones with different street parking rates. The inner center is the most expensive, while some free parking can be found in areas like Amstelveen.

Museums and sights you can see nowhere else in the world!

Being a magic blend of historical, traditional, classical and modern, trendy, cosmopolitan, Amsterdam has all you can name to cater to its visitors: The Van Gogh Museum, featuring the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries; De Wallen, a designated area for legalized prostitution, also Amsterdam's largest and most well known red light district; the 17th century canal ring area, located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Always a event of festival to enjoy

Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) is the national holiday in the Netherlands, featuring its widely known Flea market and many large scale open air concerts and special events; Amsterdam Gay Pride, a yearly local LGBT parade of boats in the canals of Amsterdam, also a frequent source for both criticism and praise. Amsterdam is also known as "the dance capital of the world" because of Amsterdam Dance Event, an event where there are over 140 dance party's and events throughouth the city which take place in 7 days. Also the DJ top 100 get's announced during this grand festival of different house party's, so why not make us of car rental and drive up to the event of your choice?

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Tips and experiences for Amsterdam

Our customers rated Amsterdam with an average of 9.7 based on 6 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

Avoid to park the car in public areas, parking fees per hour are quite high in Amsterdam. Other than that, a great place to drive around and get to know every little neighborhood!
Everything is amazing !!
Den helder good drive' many dijks
Try and avoid motorways at peak times they get severely congested. Turn your satnav to ECO routes and avoid motorways
We traveled around the country.