Amsterdam car hire

Amsterdam car hire

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
2 Dec — 9 Dec
Same drop-off
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 2/12
Noon
Thu 9/12
Noon
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Amsterdam car hire information

Pick-up locationAmsterdam
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Full-size, Full-size estate car, Intermediate, Mini
Hire locations70
Airport locations17
Popular agenciesAlamo, Europcar, Sixt

Cheap car hire in Amsterdam

Compact€69/day
Intermediate€86/day
Full-size€114/day
Mini€62/day
Compact estate car€79/day
Compact SUV€84/day
Full-size estate car€131/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Amsterdam car hire reviews and directory

From €35/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Most popular
Best rated
7.9 Good (123 reviews)
6 locations in Amsterdam
Sixt
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2021
I liked it all.
1.9 Horrible8 Oct 2021
They cacelled mu reservation without telling me the reason, and i diacovered only one day before my trip!
1.9 Horrible13 Aug 2021
My airline ticket changed last minute (military) and I didn’t have the option to get a refund for my rental car (I cancelled the reservation within 24 hrs). I would have even settled for a partial refund, but the option for such doesn’t exist. The only “customer service” this company has is an automated phone loop that leads to nowhere. DONT USE THIS COMPNY NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!! Absolute rip off!!!
1.9 Horrible7 Aug 2021
I received a quote and reservation through Kayak for US$280 but upon arrival in Europe, Sixt charged me 280 EUROS, which means a 20% price increase. When paying Sixt informed me that they could not accept my Apple Credit card (which is a Mastercard). They forced me to use an alternative card which resulted in an unfavorable US$/Euro exchange rate (4% more) and an added 3.5% convenience fee. I consider this fraud.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2021
Easy pick-up and drop-off. Fantastic car. Excellent service. Thank you!
1.9 Horrible31 Jul 2021
We rented a large luxury SUV. When we got to Amsterdam airport, Sixt gave us a Jaguar Ipace which is not an suv but a crossover. Our luggage did not fit in the back and we had to travel for a month with luggage at our feet and on the middle seat, which made the trip uncomfortable. There was another Much larger SUV, BMW x3 available but they wanted substantially more money. The Jaguar also only went 300 kilometers on a charge, not 400 the the agent said it would. There were not a lot of chargers available on our journey and many were broken. This vehicle made our trip terrible and stressful.
7.9 Good26 Jul 2021
reserving through Kayak worked better than going direct with Sixth!
8.0 Excellent4 Jul 2021
clean and nice car, easy pick upthe key didn't work at one point and we were locked out. had to call customer service to unlock the door. we dropped the car off at 10:30pm, was told to park on the street, had to pay 24 euro(in fact, 48 euro because of parking meter malfunction) for over night parking which was unnecessary and added to overall cost. Other than that, it was a good experience. if there is a way to get the parking reimbursed, that would be super.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2020
Staff were excellent They are well trained, knowledgable and provided the best advice. Really impressed with the service that they offered. Thank you!
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2020
Refund for inability to travel due to the pandemic. Quite costly
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From €28/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (38 reviews)
3 locations in Amsterdam
Enterprise
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
6.4 Good11 Jul 2019
The car was good. It ran great. No issues with it. Got me to point A to point BI had purchased the accident insurance from you Kayak. But when I arrived from the Pick up desk and told them that I had insurance already they told me if I didn’t not purchase insurance through them they were going to have to place a €1000 deposit hold on my credit card. All the money I had left.
10.0 Excellent13 May 2018
Friendly staff, clean car, ease of pick up and drop off.
10.0 Excellent10 Sep 2017
Smooth and pleasant rental experienceExcellent customer care and we were quick on the road.Paid for the GPS but this was included with the car.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2017
Great experience - wish every car rental was like thisFriendly pickup, got upgraded to a new volvoImmediate dropoff, no issues.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jul 2017
Very bad service. Accuses for damange which I didn't do.
6.0 Good28 Jun 2017
Car was comfort and cost saving from fuel consumption point of view.I didn't get enough explanations on how to use the GPS and it took me couple of minutes, while driving to get it working. I have returned the car few min' before 7:00pm and I was told that I can drop the keys at the office but the staff already left and I needed to go to the parking
8.0 Excellent10 Jun 2017
It was pricy.
4.4 Okay14 May 2017
Being threatened by the desk guyI did like the price and the Ford Fiesta.When we picked up the car it took us 40 min. I did book the cars in Kayak.com. They have the the chance of having insurance for 9€/day. And I booked the 2 cars with the Kayak,s Insurance. When we wanted to get theses cars, there was a blond woman that insisted in havin to pay 27€ a car in terms of getting the insurance... otherwise we had to pay over 2000€. She took over 2000€ from my credit card to book 2 Ford Fiesta, but before she had been so rude to me. Telling that I might be robbed, or that she has noting to do with Kayak. She made me feel quite miserable, and she got my nerves. My escursion to Kokenhauf with my family... ruined. After that his partner took like 8 min reviewed each car to see if there was something wrong to charge me when we were back. Like 5h later and 84kms. I really though she was going to come up with something to screw me... because I didn't want to pay daily insurance twice.
4.0 Okay10 Jan 2017
There's no pick up or drop off service if it's needed then we have to pay 50€ which is very disappointing and the cost very expensive if u have your own insurance than you have to pay over 1000€ deposit + other fees I had to pay 27€ for insurance more in order to avoid that deposit money overall very disappointing customer service over the phone very rude ...
2.0 Mediocre10 Dec 2016
Horrible!At Centraal Station branch, a woman officer said they couldnt accept my driving license but at the airport the same company's office did !
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From €20/dayRated no. 3
Dollar
10 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Amsterdam
Dollar
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2019
Easy to pick up at Hertz.....no extra charges for location.... was already included in the feeskayak mentioned off airport shuttle but reservation was for a car in terminal
Rated no. 4
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Amsterdam
National
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From €28/dayRated no. 5
Budget
8.9 Excellent (12 reviews)
2 locations in Amsterdam
Budget
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 9.5
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay21 Aug 2017
Long Line + BS EZ Fuel ChargeNice new car.Waited 60 minutes in line to receive the car. Yes, they had 3 agents working there, but everyone showed up at once and they new it was the case as they now how many cars they release in a day. No line or queue setup either so it was a bit of a free for all in getting up to the front. Finally when returning the car to this location you just have to park it in the neighborhood. Which, leaves you liable for the cars damage, parking charges, and so on until they are open again and receive the car in. Then, to top it all off because I returned the car after hours and was unable to show a gas receipt (when I filled it all the way up) I was charged a flat rate EZ Fuel charge.
9.6 Excellent3 Aug 2017
Great car and easy locationThis place was very accessible, especially if you are not traveling to-and-from Amsterdam through the airport. You can walk to this location from the main train station!The service was pleasant, but we had to wait about 30 minutes at both pick-up and drop off to talk to an agent.
10.0 Excellent27 Jun 2017
All good in the hoodExcellent service
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2016
Fantastic!Great value, super friendly car rental staff both on pick up and return.
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From €37/dayRated no. 6
Avis
8.1 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Amsterdam
Avis
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 6.8
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent4 Sep 2017
Avis waa excellentA problem with Kayak. I wanted to pick up the car 3 hours earlier , Avis was open but ithad to be arranged by Kayak. Kayak was closed due to time difference probably, I made a request through email, never got an answer.
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From €44/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
8 Excellent (21 reviews)
4 locations in Amsterdam
Hertz
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good24 Apr 2019
Nobody was at the drop off and no instraction were given beforeA notice that at antwerpen railway station the dropoff is unmaned
4.4 Okay15 May 2018
How 1 staff member can destroy the positive image you had of a company! That resumes our experience when we picked up our car in Amsterdam.
10.0 Excellent1 Apr 2018
Efficient, fast, new fleetService and hassle free rental
6.0 Good23 Feb 2018
Petra at check in was a real witchCarCheck in was so rude and expensive
6.8 Good5 Feb 2018
Nice car, ridiculous insuranceThe car was clean, comfortable and used ridiculously little petrol.I was quoted 160 euros for two days of insurance. Thats plain usury.
8.0 Excellent8 Oct 2017
fast and efficient
8.0 Excellent22 Jul 2017
The pickup in Amsterdam was great. The car was ready and the attendant was very helpful.
6.8 Good8 Sep 2016
Efficiency of pickup and return. Frienly staffLousy minivan-like car, and nothing available to change, even on a Saturday morning. Not very clean: Sticky coffee spill in the cup holder.
9.2 Excellent5 Jan 2016
quick and pleasant service, but be careful to checoverall quick and pleasant service, much more personal than at the airportfuel tank was on 7/8 after just 20km, suggesting it was not topped off full when we left, i had a picture of it, when i mentioned this on return they told me 'all peugeots have this issue of not showing the tank as full' and did not give me a refund for that part of fuel which I found quite incorrect
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From €27/dayRated no. 8
Alamo
7.7 Good (25 reviews)
3 locations in Amsterdam
Alamo
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Nov 2021
All was excellent
2.0 Mediocre23 Oct 2021
Counter agent lied to me. Pushed very aggressively for me to upgrade my car despite being told no repeatedly. When I went to pick up my car, the level that I had reserved was not available. In fact, the only car available was the very one he tried so hard to get me to pay extra for. Dishonest, and not likely his own dea. I have had many issues with dishonest behavior at this rental site on Harry Banninkstraat over the years. The staff is poorly trained, and they are given incentives to churn customers for extra payments. Avoid.
10.0 Excellent9 Oct 2021
Thank you everything was good
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2021
We arrived early while the location was still closed. One of the employees arrived early to open up and helped us immediately so we were able to get on our way. Great courteous service that went over and beyond: very impressed!
5.9 Okay27 Sep 2021
picking up the car was great, but when we arrived to drop off the car no one was around until 8am and we didn't see a key box anywhere. We almost missed our flight because I had to run back at 8am to drop off the keys and the lady working would get me a receipt for our return.
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we returned the car, my mobile phone wasn’t working properly, so they allowed me to call my daughter on their phone.
10.0 Excellent25 Aug 2021
Excellent altogether
5.9 Okay29 Jul 2021
Alamo is working with enterprise here, but signage is minimal. low amount of staff for pick up (and no wait area) and no one for drop off at 7 AM
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
It was very busy at the pick-up counter but the gentleman was very efficient and made sure that the queue did not keep growing further. I was offered a bigger category car than what I actually reserved. Only downside is the fuel consumption in this case but a much more luxurious vehicle. Return was also pretty fast and convenient.
1.9 Horrible12 Jul 2021
When picking up the car, the attendant barely looks at the car for any pre-existing damage. When dropping off, the attendant slowly goes through every detail of the car and blames every little ding or scratch on you, and they will charge your credit card whatever "repair" amount they please. Not willing to go through that again, will pay twice as much to rent with somebody else next time.
From €43/dayRated no. 9
Thrifty
7.5 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Amsterdam
Thrifty
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
7.6 Good8 Oct 2018
Great car! Expensive because of taxesGreat car! Nice SUV. Fast return, very friendly.Check in girl unfriendly, rude. I am Dutch and speak the language. Snot nose young girl. Needs some service training. Need bigger Theifty sign. Operated by Hertz. Taxes are just aweful.
4.8 Okay20 Aug 2018
Got charged for an extra day for nothingCar in good condition, no issues.Rented for one day, got charged for two :-( Booked from 9am till 9am; got the keys at around 9:40 (line + preparing the car), ***asked by a staff member to return between 9 and 10am***, returned at 9:55. Time in the receipt — 9:20 to 10:02. Support doesn't care and claims I was late according to the contract. After the second email they explicitly said, "we are unable to comment on the remark our staff member may have made", but did refund me the insurance for that extra day! I don't get the logic at all, and even more I don't get the attitude. Extremely upset.
8.0 Excellent30 Dec 2017
All fine
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2017
Good dealCentralized non-airport location. Helpful and courteous staff.Not applicable.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jan 2017
Small printI did not like having to pay 50 Euro extra to be able to take the car to Germany
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec 2016
Rental refusalOnline reservation was not honored by refusing to rent the car at pick-up site.
2.0 Mediocre31 Oct 2016
Site was closed!I set the pick up time for 2 pm and showed up at 2:05 pm and saw that it had just closed! I should not have been allowed to book at the closing time. Ridiculous.
10.0 Excellent18 Oct 2016
Amsterdam College VisitThe car was great, service was great. This location is in town not at the airport. 2 easy trams and you're there.Nothing
10.0 Excellent26 Sep 2016
No 24h car drop
4.4 Okay4 Sep 2016
close to my hotelinsurance is ultra expensive, they didnt tell it. almost like cheating.
From €29/dayRated no. 10
Europcar
7.4 Good (9 reviews)
5 locations in Amsterdam
Europcar
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2021
Fast, easy, seamless to pick up and return.When we booked the car, there was no indication that the office would close early (12pm) on our return day or that after hours return requires paying 6€ per hour for parking. On Google maps the hours stated open until 6pm. More transparency would have been appreciated.
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2021
Kind staffcheck in proceed
6.8 Good19 Aug 2019
staff was helpful and flexiblenot clear from website that car was too small for 3 passengers plus suitcases
3.6 Mediocre16 Mar 2018
Wrong Car, Wrong Insurance, Big HeadacheWhen I arrived, the car I booked wasn't available. The car they replaced it with was too small for our group, so we were stuck cramped in a tight space and having to shuttle back and forth for our whole trip. I asked for full insurance coverage and only received basic coverage. Now they say there is a small scratch on the bumper and have charged 850 euros to my credit card for the damage. This has been an absolute nightmare.
4.4 Okay1 Jan 2018
Contract was absolutely without insurance. Personnel in office told me that and I had to pay 30 EUR more for insurance. I expected basic insurance.
From €16/dayRated no. 11
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
5.7 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in Amsterdam
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Amsterdam
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 5.6
  • 4.5
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay9 Dec 2019
Customer service. The woman in the office was very rude.
5.2 Okay8 Nov 2019
Staff was friendlyThey should have let you know before if they were going to charge you extra for things
9.6 Excellent30 Oct 2019
Easy and fast pick-Up and drop off nice carThe bus from the airport waa a little late There are not so clear instructions on how to get to the counter. The counter itself is on a remote location, not just the car
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct 2019
Nothing.Everything
4.8 Okay14 Aug 2019
There are lots of extra fees if you are actually going to be driving the car.
4.0 Okay14 Aug 2019
The car itself was basic in a good way, didn’t need more.The owner’s hospitality. It was infuriating. He and several of his staff were rude and stingy. Tried finding as many reasons to charge us extra money as possible. Stay away
6.8 Good4 Jul 2019
Brand New car.Pickup is outside of terminal. Pickup took very long. longer than 20minutes. and conditions are overwhelming. Greenmotion requires you to do a car wash before return. Our car had some bird poop on it and we had to pay for it.
9.2 Excellent19 Jan 2018
I didn’t like the fact that kayak gives the WRONG RETURN ADDRESS ON EMAIL. When I pressed GET DIRECTIONS I expect it to be the correct address. VERY STREESFUL driving around Schiphol trying to find the correct address after searching for 30 minutes and running overtime almost. I took it up with green motion and they said they advised their move to you 12 months ago so is not their fault. PLEASE FIX KAYAK!! Unimpressed guys.
Sunnycars
9 locations in Amsterdam
Sunnycars
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
Free2Move
7 locations in Amsterdam
Free2Move
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
6 locations in Amsterdam
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
ADDCAR RENTAL
3 locations in Amsterdam
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
STERNRENT
3 locations in Amsterdam
STERNRENT
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
2 locations in Amsterdam
FLIZZR
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
GO Rent A Car
2 locations in Amsterdam
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Amsterdam
YourRent
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
McRent
1 location in Amsterdam
McRent
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Amsterdam
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
PEUGEOT
1 location in Amsterdam
PEUGEOT
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
Renault rent a car
1 location in Amsterdam
Renault rent a car
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
Rhodium
1 location in Amsterdam
Rhodium
Locations in Amsterdam
Recent reviews
268 travellers who hired a car in Amsterdam gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in or near Amsterdam

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€35/day

Good deal

€25/day

When to book a car hire in Amsterdam

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Amsterdam

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Amsterdam car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Amsterdam.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Amsterdam car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Amsterdam

  • On your trip to Amsterdam, you want the freedom to explore both the city center and outskirts at your own pace. Discover traditional Dutch wonders like windmills and wooden clogs in Zaanse Schans or head to Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee beach, only a short drive away from Amsterdam.
  • Ready to rent a car on your Amsterdam vacation? If you are flying into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Airport, whether you are on an international or internal flight, you will need to follow the 'Car hire' signs. You find the hire car desk and service desk in the airport's main foyer, Schiphol Plaza.
  • As a new driver in Amsterdam, you need to watch out for the narrow twisting streets at the center of the city, as well as the many cyclists that dominate the roads. It’s important to know that trams have the right of way at most junctions of the city and that traffic coming from the right has priority. When you get to the outskirts of Amsterdam, there’s a fantastic network of highways that make driving to nearby cities like Rotterdam and The Hague very enjoyable.
  • On Amsterdam’s roads, peak traffic starts to build around 7:00 and lasts until 9:00 in the morning, where driving can take 30 minutes to get into the city center during rush hour. In the evening, rush hour is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Although the fastest way around Amsterdam is on the highway, or snelweg (which means “fast road”), try to avoid using them during rush hour -- especially the A2 road and near the airport.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Amsterdam for €25 or less
  • Book your car hire in Amsterdam at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Amsterdam are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Amsterdam