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Netherlands car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire in the Netherlands

EconomyR614/day
CompactR666/day
IntermediateR950/day
MiniR596/day
PremiumR942/day
Compact SUVR646/day
Compact estate carR775/day
Intermediate SUVR778/day
Intermediate estate carR950/day
Full-size estate carR1 083/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in the 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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Netherlands for R654 or less
  • Book your car hire in Netherlands at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Netherlands are around 31% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Full-size hire cars in Netherlands are around 62% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in the Netherlands

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

    On average a car hire in the Netherlands costs R833 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in the Netherlands?

    Full-size (BMW 3 Series or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in the Netherlands.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in the Netherlands?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (R614/day), Europcar (R868/day) and Alamo (R919/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in the Netherlands?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in the Netherlands are Alamo (7,6, 72 reviews), and Sixt (6,6, 123 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in the 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 the Netherlands?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in the Netherlands are Amsterdam (80% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in the Netherlands) and Utrecht (20%).

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

    On average a car hire in the Netherlands costs R5 485 per week (R784 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in the Netherlands costs R23 505 per month (R784 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 directory

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in the Netherlands

    325 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in the Netherlands

    222 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in the Netherlands

    58 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in the Netherlands

    52 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in the Netherlands

    46 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in the Netherlands

    42 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in the Netherlands

    41 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in the Netherlands

    39 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in the Netherlands

    39 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in the Netherlands

    37 Locations

  • sternrent

    STERNRENT car hire locations in the Netherlands

    35 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in the Netherlands

    15 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

R784/day

Good deal

R654/day

When to book a rental car in the Netherlands

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.