Netherlands car hire

Netherlands car hire

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  • Sunnycars car hire locations in Netherlands

    48 Locations

  • Europcar car hire locations in Netherlands

    28 Locations

  • keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Netherlands

    28 Locations

  • Hertz car hire locations in Netherlands

    25 Locations

  • Thrifty car hire locations in Netherlands

    19 Locations

  • Dollar car hire locations in Netherlands

    18 Locations

  • Sixt car hire locations in Netherlands

    18 Locations

  • Avis car hire locations in Netherlands

    17 Locations

  • STERNRENT car hire locations in Netherlands

    16 Locations

  • Budget car hire locations in Netherlands

    15 Locations

  • GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Netherlands

    6 Locations

  • ADDCAR RENTAL car hire locations in Netherlands

    5 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Netherlands

Renting a car in the Netherlands comes with a long list of advantages. Although all the major cities are accessible via public transportation (buses and trains connect these cities), visiting smaller towns and natural attractions—like the forests near Utrecht and the sand dunes, swamps, and marshes near Drenthe—is much more easily accomplished with a car.

Netherlands is extremely bike-friendly, and bicycles have the right of way, so be sure to exercise caution when driving around the cities, where bicycle traffic can be heavy throughout the day. While not as common as bicycles, motorcycles and mopeds are also something to watch out for.

The car seat laws in the Netherlands are consistent with much of Western Europe, requiring that those under the age of 12 and shorter than 1.35m (4 ft, 6 in) must be secured in an EU-approved car seat when traveling in a vehicle. Most car rental companies in the country will offer car seats as an add-on, but if you’re bringing your own seat, make sure that it meets the specifications for EU approval.

The Netherlands is surrounded by other popular Western European destinations, and since these are also members of the EU, you can often take your rental car across borders without any issues or additional insurance. Larger companies like Enterprise and Sixt don’t charge any fees when given prior notice of border crossing, but it’s best to double-check for potential fees when renting a car from smaller companies.

FAQs about hiring a car in Netherlands

  • What is the most popular car hire in Netherlands?

    Mini (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Netherlands.

  • What is the best car hire agency in Netherlands?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Netherlands are Enterprise (8.5, 12849 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2282 reviews), and Sixt (7.6, 1213 reviews).

  • How can I find a car hire near me in Netherlands?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Netherlands?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Netherlands are Amsterdam (76% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Netherlands), Eindhoven (18%) and The Hague (4%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Netherlands?

    On average hiring a car in Netherlands costs €262 per week (€37 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Netherlands?

    On average a car hire in Netherlands costs €1124 per month (€37 per day).

  • What is driving like in Netherlands?

    The rules of the road and the road systems in the Netherlands are largely similar to the rest of Europe and the US, which makes driving in the country as a visitor fairly straightforward. Some differing laws to take note of are the restrictions on horn usage (only permitted in dangerous situations) and the requirement to only use low beam headlights after dark.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Netherlands?

    To rent a car in the Netherlands, you must be at least 19 years of age. However, much like in the United States, most car rental agencies will apply a surcharge to drivers under 25. You can drive on your home country’s driver’s license in the Netherlands, but it is recommended for US nationals to obtain an international driving permit.

  • How much does petrol cost in Netherlands?

    Petrol prices are more than twice the price that they are in the United States, due to the high taxes in the Netherlands. In the US, a gallon of petrol will cost you around 2.50 USD, while the same petrol in the Netherlands will cost around 6,50 EUR (7.30 USD) per gallon. Petrol stations are plentiful, and debit and credit cards are widely accepted, so you won’t have to worry about carrying a pocketful of euros to fill up.

  • What are the speed limits in Netherlands?

    The speed limits in the Netherlands are consistent with most of the speed limits in Europe, which are similar and in places slightly faster than in the US. The speed limits in urban areas in the Netherlands are 50 km/h (31 mph), the limits outside of urban areas are around 80 km/h (50 mph), the limit on expressways is 100 km/h (62 mph), and the limit on motorways is 130 km/h (81 mph).

Car hire locations in Netherlands


The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car hires for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Car hires are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some car hire providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car hire providers' sites.