Tips and advice on renting a car in Netherlands
Here we have put together some tips on what to consider when looking for a rental car in Netherlands and regions/states such as South Holland, North Holland, North Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Limburg, Overijssel, Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.
Is free mileage / free miles included?
Check that free mileage is included in the rent. If free mileage is not included, check that the number of kilometers in the contract is sufficient. All major companies have unlimited mileage, but less expensive companies may have a maximum mileage per day.
Refuel the car before returning it
Different companies have different fuel conditions. If the car is to be refueled before return, do so to avoid extra fees from the rental car company. Some smaller companies have an administrative fee for refueling the car if it is to be left empty, which is stated in the conditions but not always in the total price. Look extra carefully at the refueling regulations! If the company has 'Pick up full, drop off empty' then there may be an administrative fee for refueling. Any fee is stated during the booking. It is often the cheaper companies that have 'Pick up full, drop off empty'.
Review the contract & terms carefully
Review and read the rental conditions before booking the rental car. Autoprio.com offers rental cars from several different rental car companies and the conditions differ between the different companies. Smaller companies may have administrative fees to be paid on site that relate to refueling after return. Any fees are stated during the booking. Review and read the contract when you pick up your rental car. Autoprio.com offers cheap rental cars from several different rental car companies in Netherlands and the contract differs between the different companies. If there is something you do not understand in the contract, ask someone from the company on site or contact us directly.
Do a quick inspection upon pickup
Inspect and examine the rental car when you pick it up. Check that all damages, scratches and dents are included in the condition report. Check how big the deductible is! What often differentiates between smaller, cheaper companies in Netherlands and larger global companies is the amount of the deductible. Also read the conditions carefully when it comes to how the car is to be returned. Smaller local companies may have an administrative fee if the car is to be returned with an empty tank. Any fee is stated in our terms and conditions when you apply.
Compare prices from several companies and book the rental car on the Internet
Searching and booking car rental on the Internet becomes cheaper and it is easier and takes less time. Compare many companies and sites to find the best price. Autoprio.com compares several companies at the same time in a single search via Cartrawler. We do not own any cars but only compare prices from different companies such as e.g. Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Thrifty, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Dollar, etc.
Book as early as possible
Book as early as possible, it will usually be more expensive if you wait. In large cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda and Nijmegen, prices often rise the later you book. It can also be difficult to find cars at major airports such as Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport, De Kooy Airfield and Leeuwarden Air Base, if you wait too long.
Are there several of you who will drive the car? Where are you going?
Extra driver? If more than one person is driving the car, this must be stated at the time of booking or at the company upon arrival. Remember that there may be restrictions on driving the car to other countries and taking the car from or to islands such as Texel, .
Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in Netherlands
How much does it cost to rent a minibus in Netherlands?
How much it costs to rent a 9-seater minibus in Netherlands depends on the time of year, the supply of buses in different cities such as Breda, Amsterdam, The Hague, Almere Stad, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Utrecht, Tilburg and Groningen etc. In Netherlands you can find a 9-seater minibus from about € 82 / day. Do a search with Autoprio.com and easily see all current prices for minibuses right now. The price for the minibus shown is per day and is based on a weekly rental for 7 days. The offer can be changed or removed at short notice by the various rental companies.
Can I book without a credit card in Netherlands?
Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card with Autoprio.com in Netherlands. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
What is the best rental car company in Netherlands?
Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in Netherlands are Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, National, Avis, Hertz and Sixt. You can find these car hire companies in cities like Breda, Utrecht, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Groningen, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Almere Stad and Amsterdam.
Are there any cross-border charges if you want to leave Netherlands?
The car rental agents like Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, National, Avis, Hertz and Sixt may choose to charge you for cross-border travel. Any fees will need to be paid at the rental desk in Netherlands in local currency. We will state whether cross-border travel is allowed and in which countries at the time of booking under rental conditions at Autoprio.com.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Netherlands?
Most car hire companies have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental company and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation at Autoprio.com.
How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Netherlands?
On average, a normal-sized rental car in Netherlands costs approx. € 336 per week (€ 48 per day). A smaller rental car costs approx. € 154 per week. Best prices can be found in major cities such as Breda, Utrecht, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Groningen, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Almere Stad and Amsterdam. The price for the rental car shown is based on a weekly all inclusive rental for 7 days. The offer can be changed or removed at short notice by the various rental companies. Do a search with Autoprio.com and easily see all current prices for rental cars right now.
Do I need an international driver’s licence in Netherlands?
If your licence is not printed in the Roman alphabet (i.e. Arabic, Greek, Russian or Chinese) you will need to bring an international driving licence and your domestic licence in Netherlands. If you are renting abroad (outside your country of residence, or outside where your license was issued), an international drivers licence is usually required regardless of the alphabet. International driver’s licences must be accompanied by the original domestic licence of the driver.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Netherlands?
In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on Autoprio.com at Rhodium, Payless, Flizzr, addCar, Green Motion, Hertz Dream Collection, Goldcar and Sternrent in cities like Breda, Utrecht, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Groningen, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Almere Stad and Amsterdam, etc and at airports like Maastricht Aachen Airport, De Kooy Airfield, Groningen Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, etc. In the larger cities you can find a rental car for € 22 - 48 per day.
How much does it cost to rent a cargo van in Netherlands?
How much it costs to rent a van, moving truck or small truck in Netherlands depends on the time of year and the range of models in different cities and airports. In Netherlands you can find a smaller truck or van from about € 96 / day, medium truck from about € 125 / day, large van from about € 144 / day.
How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Netherlands?
On average, a normal-sized rental car in Netherlands costs approx. € 1344 per month (€ 48 per day). A smaller rental car costs approx. € 616 per month. The best prices can be found in the largest cities such as Breda, Utrecht, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Groningen, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Almere Stad and Amsterdam. The price for the rental car shown is based on a monthly all inclusive rent for 28 days. The offer can be changed or at short notice completely removed by the various car rental companies. Larger cars, luxury cars, vans and moving cars cost more.
How can I find car rentals near me in Netherlands?
Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in Netherlands. A search for country or e.g. island in Netherlands lists the largest airports like Groningen Airport, De Kooy Airfield, Eindhoven Airport, Leeuwarden Air Base, Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Maastricht Aachen Airport. Then take a look at our map of cheap car hire companies to find the best rental cars near you.
How much do you charge for excess in Netherlands?
The excess amount depends on the car hire company and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with Autoprio.com insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Netherlands?
Yes, in most cases the car rental agents like Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Hertz and Avis will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location in Netherlands. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking at Autoprio.com.
Which costs are included in the rental price in Netherlands?
In the majority of cases the rental price includes breakdown assistance, collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, airport fee, tax and unlimited mileage. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental company and destination. The car hire company may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in Netherlands. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking at Autoprio.com.
What are the most popular car rental locations in Netherlands?
Based on searches on autoprio.com, the most popular cities to rent a car in Netherlands are Utrecht, Almere Stad, Breda, Groningen, Amersfoort, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Enschede, The Hague, Nijmegen, Zaanstad, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Haarlem and Amsterdam. The most popular airports are Maastricht Aachen Airport, De Kooy Airfield, Groningen Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Netherlands?
Renting a small car in Netherlands costs from about € 22 per day and up, depending on the season and supply (2023). Renting a normal-sized car costs from about € 48 / day. Larger cars, luxury cars, vans and moving cars cost more. How much it costs to rent a car depends on the time of year, range of cars, country and what type of car you plan to rent. Sometimes you can find a cheaper rental car depending on the season. In the majority of cases the rental price includes breakdown assistance, collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, airport fee, tax and unlimited mileage. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental company and destination country. The car hire company may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking. The price for the rental car shown is per day and is based on a weekly all inclusive rental for 7 days. The offer can be changed or removed at short notice by the various rental companies.
At our website, you can compare prices on rental cars and car rental from several companies in all cities in Netherlands. Find the best prices for rental cars online. Search for and book a cheap car in cities such as, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda, Nijmegen, Enschede, Haarlem, Arnhem. We only list prices of rental cars from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.
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Info about Netherlands
Netherlands (Kingdom of the Netherlands, Holland, The Netherlands) has approximately 16,645,000 inhabitants and is located in Europe. Total surface/area 41,526 km² / 16,033 mi². Netherlands is the 60th largest country when it comes to inhabitants and the 138th largest regarding the surface in the world. The 10th largest country when it comes to inhabitants and the 32th largest regarding the surface in Europe. The largest regions/states/counties are South Holland, North Holland, North Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Limburg, Overijssel, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Zeeland and Flevoland from a total of twelve. Alternative names are Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, The Netherlands, Holland, Nederland, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Hollandt, Niederlande, Nederlandt, Nederlanden. The capital is Amsterdam where about 741,600 people live. See the weather reports and find maps of Netherlands. We give tips and recommendations on attractions, museums, experiences, and destinations which you can visit during your stay in the country. Websites mostly have the top domain .nl. The official currency is Euro (EUR) and is used for your payments. The five largest communities are Amsterdam (c. 741600 pop), Rotterdam (c. 598200 pop), The Hague (c. 474300 pop), Utrecht (c. 290500 pop), Eindhoven (c. 209600 pop). To make a call to the country, use the country code +31. Dutch, Western Frisian are languages used in the country. Germany, Belgium are neighboring countries. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Germany, Belgium. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Euro (EUR). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries.
Tourist attractions & activities in Netherlands
Looking for experiences and activities for the whole family? Attractiepark Slagharen, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, DippieDoe, Drouwenerzand, Kabouterland, Aviodrome, BillyBird Park Hemelrijk, Walibi Holland, Avonturenpark Hellendoorn, De Valkenier, De Waarbeek, Linnaeushof, Koningin Juliana Toren, Drievliet, Sportiom, Plopsa Indoor Coevorden, Speelland Beekse Bergen, Toverland, Duinen Zathe, Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Archeon and De Efteling are theme parks, water parks or amusement parks located in Netherlands. Wine producers and vineyards are, for example Wijnhoeve de Kleine Schorre, Hof van Twente, Wijngoed Kranenburg, de Fiere Wijnakker, Wijngaard Hof te Dieren, Ten Kapittelberg, Drankenkabinet, Slijterij Ruud Bakker, Wijndomein Aldeneyck, Bruilse Wijn and Wijngoed Montferland. Are you dreaming of going on a wine trip to Netherlands? Often you can visit without booking before, but some wineries require you to book in advance. Tropical houses, tropicarium, zoo, animal parks, aquarium and terrarium are Noorder Dierenpark, Natura Artis Magistra, Royal Burgers’ Zoo, GaiaZoo, Vogelpark Avifauna, Diergaarde Blijdorp, De Apenheul, Dierenpark Amersfoort and Rhenen Ouwehands Dierenpark. Spend a day looking on animals?
Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Netherlands
There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Netherlands: Cargo van, Convertible, Fullsize elite, Compact cars (Compact), Mini cars (Mini), Standard cars (Standard), Intermediate elite, Economy elite, 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Compact elite, Medium SUV, Economy cars (Economy), Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Electric cars, Luxury elite, Hybrid cars, Mini elite, Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Premium cars (Premium), Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Luxury cars (Luxury), 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Intermediate, Small SUV, Minivan, Estate, Exotic cars (Exotic), SUV / Jeep (SUV), Moped, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Special cars (Special). Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as South Holland, North Holland, North Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Limburg, Overijssel, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Zeeland and Flevoland etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.
Cars you can rent in Netherlands are e.g. Moped, etc. Mini elite: e.g. Mini Cooper, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Opel Mokka, Audi A3, Toyota Avensis, Toyota Prius Hybrid, Skoda Octavia, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Volkswagen Passat, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, Audi A4, Medium SUV, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Volkswagen Touran, Ford Galaxy, Electric cars, Small SUV, Compact elite, Large truck-lorry, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. BMW 3 Series, Economy elite, Special cars, Hybrid cars, etc. Convertible: e.g. Fiat 500 Convertible, BMW 4 Series Convertible, Audi A3 Convertible, Opel Cascada, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Mercedes Vito Diesel, Mercedes Vito Traveliner, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Peugeot 107, Volkswagen Up, Toyota Aygo, Smart Fortwo, Citroen C1, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Hyundai Santa Fe, Dacia Duster, BMW X5, etc. Estate: e.g. Skoda Octavia Estate, Mercedes C Class Estate, Peugeot 508 Estate, Toyota Avensis Estate, Toyota Prius Plus, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van, Volkswagen Transporter, Ford Transit LWB, Volkswagen Sharan, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Fiat Panda, Toyota Yaris, Opel Corsa, Renault Captur, Citroen DS3, etc. Intermediate elite: e.g. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Fullsize elite, Exotic cars, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Lexus GS Hybrid, Mercedes E Class, Mercedes C Class, Mercedes CLA, etc. 5 seater minivan: e.g. Citroen C3 Picasso, Renault Scenic, Citroen C4 Picasso, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Ford Focus, Nissan Leaf Electric, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5, BMW 1 Series, Small-medium truck-lorry, Luxury elite, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. Jaguar XF, Mercedes S Class, etc. Minivan: e.g. Mercedes Viano, Renault Trafic, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like IJsselmonde, Texel, Vuurtoreneiland, Vogeleiland, Vlieland, Ventjagersplaat, Veermansplaat, Tiengemeten, Tholen, Terschelling, Simonszand, Schutteplaat, Schiermonnikoog, Rottumerplaat, Rottumeroog, Rookoepolle, Richel, Rakkenpolle, Piereiland, Pampus, Noordereiland, Noord-Beveland, Nieuwe Kruispolle, Mosselplaat, Marken, Lemmerplaat, Leijepolle, Lange Warren, Langehoekspolle, Kleine Griene, Kampereiland, IJeiland, Hompelvoet, Het Eiland, Haringvreter, Groot Eiland, Griend, Froskepolle, Engelsmanplaat, Dwars in den Weg, Duivelseiland, De Zegge, De Snip and De Ral etc, the range is smaller.
Traffic and parking regulations
As in all countries on earth the number of traffic rules in Netherlands can be endless, but it does not impose any problems renting and driving a car. In larger cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda, Nijmegen, Enschede, Haarlem, Arnhem, it is sometimes difficult to drive a car. At rush hour, there can be a lot of traffic and it can be difficult to find parking. Learn the most important traffic and parking regulations to ensure a safe trip and that you abide the law.
Tips and advice when looking for a rental car in Netherlands
Book the car in Netherlands before your trip, it is almost always cheaper. Also, book as early as possible, it becomes more expensive the closer you get to your trip. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport you should book before you leave, as in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Zestienhoven Airport, Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Eelde Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport, de Kooy Maritiem Airfield – Den Helder Airport, Leeuwarden Air Base, Soesterberg Air Base, Gilze-Rijen Air Base and Lelystad Airport. Europcar, National, addCar, Payless, Alamo, Goldcar, Hertz Dream Collection, Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Green Motion, Enterprise, Rhodium, Hertz, Sternrent, Sixt, Flizzr, Dollar are the companies autoprio.com compares in Netherlands to find the best price.
Destinations in Netherlands
Compare car rental and find cheap hire cars in regions such as: Rent a Car South Holland, Rental Cars North Holland, Rent a Car North Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Limburg, Overijssel, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Zeeland and Flevoland. Cheap car rentals in Netherlands. Find the best hire cars and the cheapest car rental in towns such as: Van Rental Amsterdam, Compare Rental Cars Rotterdam, Cheap Car Hire The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Groningen, Almere Stad, Breda, Nijmegen, Enschede, Haarlem, Arnhem, Zaanstad, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, 's-Hertogenbosch, Hoofddorp, Maastricht and Leiden. Prices include any airport fees, free mileage and obligatory insurances, taxes and fees etc in Netherlands. Compare car hire and van rental in airports such as: Rent a Car Cheap Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Car Rental Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Car Rental Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport, De Kooy Airfield and Leeuwarden Air Base.
Car rental companies we compare in Netherlands
When you are looking for a rental car in Netherlands, autoprio.com compares, for example, these companies: Dollar, Flizzr, Avis, Green Motion, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise, Goldcar, Payless, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sternrent, Hertz Dream Collection, Rhodium, Sixt, addCar and National.
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