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Car Hire from Amsterdam Airport

Car Hire Amsterdam

Get the most out of your trip to The Netherlands by hiring a car from Amsterdam Airport with neighbouring cities such as Rotterdam and The Hague just a short drive away.

Where to hire a car at Amsterdam Airport

There are a number of car hire companies operating from Amsterdam Airport. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and National are all located in the airport terminal. The desks can be found behind Arrivals 3 in the Schiphol Plaza. Green Motion and Dollar are also available, located outside the grounds of the airport a shuttle bus is required to collect your hire car.

Petrol Stations near Amsterdam Airport

If you hire a car from Amsterdam Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.

There are a number of petrol stations near Amsterdam Airport, a Total Service Station is located within the grounds of the airport on Westelijke Randweg Road. If you are driving from Amsterdam a BP Service Station is located on Oude Haagseweg next to the Mercure Hotel which can be found after exiting the E19 at 1-Sloten.

Driving around Amsterdam Airport

Amsterdam Airport has excellent road connections to the rest of The Netherlands. You will exit the airport onto the E19, the main road through the country which connects Amsterdam to Breda in the south.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to The Netherlands which can be easily reached when driving from Amsterdam Airport.


Known for its vibrant nightlife as much as its Dutch traditions, architecture and cultural opportunities for visitors, Amsterdam is a well-rounded destination with no shortage of things to do.

Amsterdam is a 16km drive from the airport which will take you just over 20 minutes via the E19 and A10. As one of Europe’s most congested cities it is worth planning ahead and allowing extra time for your journeys.
On street parking in the city is difficult to find as well as being expensive and it is worth checking your hotel for parking. Amsterdam is known for its high population of cyclists and as a result there are many traffic calming methods and widened cycle lanes throughout the city which you will need to be aware of.


Rotterdam is a city dominated by architectural masterpieces, world famous museums and a network of 165 canals.

Amsterdam Airport to Rotterdam is a 40 minute, 60km drive via the E19.
If you want to use the on street parking you will need to purchase a prepaid chip-knip card to use on the parking meters. Multi storey car parks are available at convenient locations in the city and accept chip-knip cards, credit cards or cash.

The Hague

The Hague is a quieter city compared to Amsterdam and Rotterdam but still has plenty to offer with busy markets, palaces, art deco architecture and elegant boutiques offering a taste of Holland.

Driving to The Hague from Amsterdam Airport is 46km and will take approximately 35 minutes via the E19 and A14.
The Hague is one of the easier cities to get around but like many other Dutch cities you will need to be aware of the high number of cyclists on the road. Paid on street parking is available however it is often easier to use the 20 multi storey car parks in convenient locations throughout the city.

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