Car hire at Schiphol Airport
Car hire at Schiphol Airport
Schiphol Airport (AMS) is located just a few miles from Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The airport is part of northern Holland in the province of Haarlemmermeer, just off the A4 highway that will take you directly to the bars, cafes, canals and cultural hotspots of Amsterdam itself.
What I need to know
Schiphol Airport car hire is available from multiple suppliers, but Holiday Autos can take care of finding the best one for you. We compare car hire deals from more than 1,500 brands to secure you the very best and we'll never charge you for using your credit card or for cancelling at the last minute.
Where to pick up my car
You can collect your hire vehicle from the Schiphol Airport car rental outlets that are situated just outside of the airport, close to the major roads that will take you straight to Amsterdam, nearby Haarlem, or wherever else you'd like to explore in this wonderful part of Europe.
“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.”
Where to go
The city of Amsterdam is home to several fascinating museums, including ones that commemorate the lives of Anne Frank and the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Its picturesque network of canals provide an aesthetic charm and its vibrant mix of bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants mean there's always something going on.
Nearby Schiphol Airport
Just a 20-minute drive from Schiphol Airport is the city of Haarlem, where attractions include the composer Mozart's organ and the stunning Cathedral of St Bavo. Haarlem is also famous for its tulip fields, meaning this is the perfect place to capture some beautiful holiday snapshots full of life and colour.
Rotterdam is around a 40-minute drive from Schiphol Airport. Here, you'll be able to see some of the Netherlands' iconic windmills, as well as the Euromast observation tower, which offers breathtaking views across the surrounding area. The capital of south Holland, the Hague, can be reached by car in 35 minutes.
Eating and drinking
Make sure to try some traditional Dutch cuisine at one of Amsterdam's many eateries during your visit. Classic dishes include stroopwafel, which are a sweet delicacy somewhere between a waffle and a cookie, as well as pancakes and smoky sausages (Rookworst). Holland's signature cheese is Edam, characterised by its nutty taste and holey appearance.
Things to do
The Anne Frank Museum can be a very moving place to visit. It is located in the house where she went into hiding with her family during the Second World War and draws on passages from her famous diary to build the story of her life. You could also hire a bike and cycle along Amsterdam's many canals for a quaint Dutch experience.
Few sights are more awe-inspiring than masterpieces of art and Amsterdam is home to several. The Van Gogh Museum houses many works by the artist and his contemporaries, including Self-Portrait, Gauguin's Chair and the much-loved Sunflowers. The nearby Rijksmuseum also houses art and artefacts celebrating Dutch culture from the medieval period to the present day.