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Car hire at Amsterdam Airport

Car hire at Amsterdam Airport

Amsterdam Airport (AMS) is the biggest international airport in the Netherlands, just 9km away from downtown Amsterdam. It is extremely well-connected, with a number of motorways getting you there, including the A4, A5 and A10. Amsterdam is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, so it offers travellers plenty of entertainment.

What I need to know

Amsterdam Airport is the third busiest in Europe so there are a great number of car hire companies operating there. This means you have your choice of who to book with. You can use our site to compare car hire and find the right deal for you.

Where to pick up my car

Most car Amsterdam Airport rental companies operate inside the terminal building, which means all you have to do is find the right desk, hand over your information and pick up the key. There are also desks operating slightly outside the main building. You can get to these on a free shuttle bus, making it a hassle-free process.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

With a hire car, you can see all of Amsterdam and its surrounding areas. With so many things to do and see in Amsterdam, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether it’s the famous canals, the historical landmarks or the buzzing nightlife, every interest is catered for.

Nearby Amsterdam Airport

If you drive down the A4, you can see The Hague, one of Europe’s most important cities and the seat of the Dutch government. You can also set off on the A2 and end up in Utrecht, the country’s religious centre and home of many theatres and museums. You can also see the docks of Rotterdam.

Longer drives

Hiring a car at Amsterdam Airport also allows you to venture further away. You can see Eindhoven in the south of the country or Groningen in the north. With your car, you can also see more of Europe, by driving to Antwerp in neighbouring Belgium.

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Eating and drinking

From Amsterdam Airport, the city is open to you and you can enjoy the various types of cuisine available. You can try the cheese the Dutch are so renowned for and wash it down with a cold local beer. There are so many bars and clubs in Amsterdam that your night doesn’t have to end.

Things to do

You can visit the Rijksmuseum, where you can see historical European paintings. You can also see the masterpieces at the Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam can also remind you of the horrors of WWII, particularly at the Anne Frank House. There, you can see where the young Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis.


You can stop by the narrowest house in the country, found in the old city centre of Amsterdam, and marvel at its construction and history. The canals of the city provide a wonderful background for photos. If you’re looking for quiet in the busy city, you can head to the Begijnhof, a relatively secret garden where you can take a few moments and catch your breath.