The Netherlands, though small, offer visitors the most beautiful visual sights every day, from fields of tulips to the unique marriage of old and new culture and design. Wherever you go, you will be impressed by the Dutch aesthetic, whether you’re visiting the quaint countryside or the phenomenal clubs and restaurants of the inner city. Book your rental car today to see the most of the Netherlands!
Tourist season in the Netherlands runs from April to October, with the busiest months being July and August.
The national language of the Netherlands is Dutch, but many Dutch are multilingual and English is the first non-native language of choice. German, French, Italian, and Spanish are also spoken by numerous people in the Netherlands. Frisian is the country’s second official language.
The Netherlands are located in the Central European Time Zone, UTC+1.
The currency is the euro, and credit cards are widely accepted, though perhaps less widely than Americans and other Europeans are accustomed to. ATMs are widely available, so take advantage of them to have cash on hand for minor transactions.
While Dutch cities have a lot to offer, you’ll definitely want to head out into the countryside. Visit, for example, picturesque Bourtange, located two and a half hours northwest of Amsterdam. Stop in the Drenthe province on your way to see the ‘hunebedden’ – rock structures left by the Dutch’s Neolithic ancestors.
As a member of the Schengen Agreement, the Netherlands accepts visitors visa-free from countries within the EU and others such as Switzerland, New Zealand, and Australia. Citizens of other countries will be required to apply for a visa before they arrive and are permitted to stay for up to three months.
Highways are excellently maintained throughout the Netherlands and provide an excellent link to any of your domestic and international travel destinations; they are crowded, however, so plan some extra time into your travels to deal with full roads, particularly during morning and evening rush hours. Renting a car will greatly ease your travels, especially if you’re interested in visiting the Dutch countryside, so book one today!
Automobile hire in the Netherlands typically starts at around $16 a day. Here are some of the best deals in the Netherlands:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is very little seasonal variation in price, though if you’re planning on travelling through the Netherlands in July or August, booking a car well in advance is likely to save you some money!
You can likely also save $1 a day and more by extending your rental agreement to over a week.
Green Motion is the cheapest rental brands in the Netherlands and typically has the best offerings at its airport locations, particularly in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.