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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location in Amsterdam is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), which is a 20-min drive from the city centre (about 10km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Amsterdam are Dollar, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Green Motion.

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    Warmest month: July (17°C)
    Coldest month: January (3°C)

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Hire a car in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an inviting and good-natured city, with a Golden Age glow that has never faded.

Originally a fishing village, it later emerged as a city of prominent artists and futuristic thinkers. During the 17th century, its signature canals were woven into the fabric of the city, which today still charm visitors.

It is also one of the world's friendliest cycling locations, with over 400 km of bike paths connecting the city (there are more bicycles than permanent residents!) Amsterdam is an engaging off-beat metropolis brimming with local artisans, world-class attractions and a laid-back atmosphere, giving the city a continually youthful glimmer.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Amsterdam?
A. Six to seven days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Amsterdam?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Amsterdam?
A. Thrifty is the cheapest car rental brand in Amsterdam, offering cars from just £9 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Local knowledge

Major museums

Van Gogh Museum
The museum houses over 200 paintings, 500 drawing and 700 letters by Vincent Van Gogh, making it the largest collection of his works in the world.

Anne Frank Huis
This house, now sombre museum, contains the concealed chambers where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II.

A national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. It houses a revered collection of historic masterpieces by significant artists such as Vermeer.

Within this impressive building overlooking Oosterpark are displays on world cultures. The exhibits tell different stories on humankind.

Top tip: Order an Amsterdam City Card to get free entrance to many museums and attractions.

Netherland classics

A short drive from the city, you’ll find bulb growing regions such as bollenstreek, where the fields are bursting with colour from March till May. Within Amsterdam itself, you’ll also have your pick of the crop. Visit the floating flower market, open summer and winter, or the Tulip Museum to learn about the Netherlands horticultural history.

You do not have have to wander far to find one of these iconic Dutch landmarks. Amsterdam itself has eight windmills. Water Mill 1200 Roe is an octagonal mill originally used to keep the surrounding swamp area dry, while d’Admiraal windmill was used as a chalk mill – the last remaining in the Netherlands.

One of the most delicious and “typically Dutch” items is cheese, and the Amsterdam area has plenty of it to try. Ever tasted Edam cheese? It comes from the town of Edam, just over a half an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. The city, which was once a busy port for cheese trade, still has a traditional cheese market during the summer.

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The ultimate Amsterdam road trip

  • Amsterdam Airport AMS

    The main international airport in the Netherlands.

  • Car hire pick up point

    Car hire desks can be found behind Arrivals three in the Schiphol Plaza.

  • Volendam

    This quaint fishing village provides the quintessential Dutch heritage experience.

  • Alkmaar

    Famous for its cheese market which dates back to 1593.

  • Leiden

    The birthplace of Rembrandt, this scenic city is also home to the country’s oldest university.

  • Utrecht

    An ancient city with an iconic cathedral, reminiscent of the city’s religious importance.

Out and about

Zaanse Schans

If there is any one way you’ve pictured Old Holland, Zaanse Schans is probably it. This traditional Dutch town is just a half an hour’s drive from Amsterdam and a top tourist attraction.

Through the 60s and 70s, the village was rebuilt and brought back to life to resemble the area as it was during its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries. Farmsteads, wooden houses and handicraft shops are scattered throughout the landscape, showcasing how a working village would have operated. You can visit a working windmill and the Zaans Museums to learn about the area’s heritage. To complete the full tour, stop by the Zaanse Schans Clog Workshop.