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Why rent a car at Schiphol Airport?

Schiphol Airport lies just outside Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands and one of the most exciting cities in Europe. There is much to discover in the wider area, and if you plan to explore then a rental car is usually the best way to get around. Use the Expedia search tool to hire a car at Schiphol Airport, saving you the trouble of going into the city centre to pick up and drop off.

How to get to and around Amsterdam?

As the main international airport in the Netherlands, Schiphol Airport is served by many international carriers from around the world. From the airport to the city centre takes around half an hour, depending on traffic levels.

Hiring a car in Schiphol Airport

There is a wide range of car rental companies at Schiphol Airport so you can be confident of finding the right vehicle at the right price, although booking ahead using the Expedia search tool is always recommended, especially in peak months. Car rental offices are based in the Schiphol Plaza on the same level as the arrivals lounge, and are usually open from 6am to 11pm.

What brands are available?

Car hire companies at Schiphol Airport include Enterprise, Sixt and Hertz. With the Expedia search tool you can book with confidence knowing you’re getting a great deal.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Schiphol Airport

Lying 45 minutes south of Schiphol Airport by car, Rotterdam is a cosmopolitan metropolis, its skyline dotted with futuristic architecture, while at ground level the city centre is criss-crossed with bridges and tunnels. Rotterdam’s nightlife scene is justly famed, but there are also many prestigious cultural attractions with which you can fill your days, from art galleries to museums.

The Hague, a 30-minute drive from Schiphol Airport, is the seat of Dutch government and also a headquarters of the United Nations. A city of immense political and historic significance, it also has many renowned galleries including Mauritshuis where you can see works by the likes of Vermeer, Rubens and Rembrandt. Utrecht, 45 minutes from Schiphol Airport, is a historic Dutch city with an extensive canal system and a thriving cultural scene, in no small part down to its large student population.

Haarlem, meanwhile, lying just to the west of Amsterdam, is known for its many excellent museums, particularly around the Grote Markt area. There is also a fantastic brewing heritage here - you can taste some of the finest beers in the Netherlands in the bars of Haarlem.

Tips and tricks for driving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s historic city centre is not well suited to driving. You’re recommended to park on the outskirts and then explore either on foot or using the good public transport network. An Amsterdam car rental is at its most useful when you plan to explore the wider area, or travel between cities. Getting around in the Netherlands is usually very easy, with well-signposted roads, but you may want to request satnav from your rental company.

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FAQs for car hire in Schiphol

What’s the best price car rental in Schiphol?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £23 in Schiphol.

What’s the average car rental price in Schiphol?

On average, car rentals in Schiphol are £24.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Schiphol?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Schiphol?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.