Car Hire at Amsterdam Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to soak up the sun on The Hague’s sandy beach, explore the cheese loving side of Gouda or cycle the canals of historic Amsterdam, you can find the best car hire at Amsterdam Airport with Skyscanner. Check out our guide for things to do in Amsterdam.
Where to hire a car at Amsterdam Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Amsterdam Airport: Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Sixt, Alamo, National and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Amsterdam Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Total Petrol Station located just a few hundred metres from Amsterdam Airport Terminal. Just take the regular exit to Schiphol Airport, following the road marked by a blue sign that directs you to “Cargo”. Follow At the stop-sign, turn right and travel a few hundred meters to the Total Station on the right-hand side of the road.
Driving around Amsterdam Airport
Amsterdam Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The A1 motorway links Amsterdam to the east of Germany. On the A12 from Arnhem, change at Utrecht to the A2 northbound. From the south (Belgium), the A2 goes directly to Amsterdam: the A16 /A27 from Antwerp via Breda connects to the A2 south of Utrecht. From The Hague, it is the A4 that leads to Amsterdam. All motorways to Amsterdam connect to the A10 ring motorway. From this motorway, main roads S101 and S118 lead outwards into Amsterdam.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Amsterdam Airport. Gouda
Famous for its cheese the Thursday morning cheese market is unmissable. If eating and buying it isn’t enough, pop into the Gouda Museum to learn even more about this city’s delicious export
It takes just under an hour to reach Gouda from Amsterdam Airport. Take the A4 from the airport, following signs to Rotterdam. Get on to the N207 and follow this all the way in to Gouda.
The heart of political life in the Netherlands also has the best beach in the country. Resort facilities at Scheveningen and Kijkduin sit almost on the dunes of this beautiful beach. Seaside restaurants and cafes and the giant Scheveningen Pier offer entertainment on long summer days.
It takes just 45 minutes to reach The Hague from Amsterdam Airport. Simply take the A4 from the airport, following signs for Den Haag. Merge onto the A12 and exit at junction 3.
This quirky city is a cyclists dream. Ride along the tranquil canal-side paths taking in the 7,000 historical buildings in the medieval centre; the maritime warehouses and windmills to the world renowned Rijksmusems and Anne Frank’s House. Amsterdam is clean, green and an art lover’s paradise.
Drive out of the car park and follow signs that say Uitgang, or exit. Next, follow signs directing you towards Amsterdam via the A4. Travel along the A4 – A10 for about 15 km. Then take the s112 exit toward Duivendrecht/Diemen-Zuid/Amsterdam-Zuidoost into the city centre. On street parking is charged between Mon and Sat from 9am to 2pm and on Sundays between 12noon and 2pm. On Sundays outside the city centre parking is free. Otherwise it is charged from €4-5*. For payment you have to fill in the number plate of your car in the payment machine and pay the fee with your credit card. Unlimited parking in public car parks costs € 3.00-6.00 per hour, with daily maximums of €30.00-55.00. There is also Park and Ride available costing €1 for 24 hours. Entering before 10.00 AM costs €8 for the first 24 hours, then € 1 for each additional 24 hours. Some hotels in Amsterdam offer parking but often this costs extra.
*Prices subject to change