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At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol passengers can obtain car rental from no fewer than six world-class car hire companies, whose rental stations can be found in the central area known as Schiphol Plaza, the main shopping and tourist area of the airport that links the departure and arrivals halls. The car hire stations can be found directly behind the Arrivals Hall.
Customers can either contact the Europcar Amsterdam Airport Schiphol rental desk directly or can visit the official Hertz website:
- Europcar Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, tel +31 (0) 20 316 4190, http://www.europcar.com; rental station opening times from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm every day.
Europcar operates one of the greenest car fleets in the world. Vehicles are rarely more than 6 months old and most have been chosen for their green credentials. Customers can hire from a range of small to large, family, eco-friendly, luxury and speciality and automatic cars offered at very competitive prices.
In the smaller categories there are cars like the Fiat Panda 1.2 automatic and the Opel Corsa, both popular choices, as the minimum age requirement is only 21 for drivers and the cars come complete with unlimited mileage, air conditioning and can be supplied as either 2 or 4-door vehicles.
Online prices include all licences and free collision damage waiver, theft waiver, taxes and airport surcharges and VAT.
In the Compact range Europcar car hire Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can supply the Opel Astra or similar, a vehicle with room for up to 5 people and 2 pieces of luggage. The Intermediate category offers customers vehicles like the Peugeot 3008, while the Standard class can supply cars like the Opel Insignia, Opel Zafira 1.8 or the Volvo V50; both can seat up to 5 passengers and have room for 3 pieces of luggage.
Full-size vehicles from Europcar Amsterdam Airport Schiphol include the Alfa Romeo 159 or similar, a car with room for 5 passengers and 4 pieces of luggage, unlimited mileage, air conditioning and manual transmission. Drivers must be 25 years or over to hire this type of car.
Large families or friends travelling together can hire full size vans or people carriers such as the Renault Espace, which can seat up to 7 passengers and has room for 4 suitcases. Customers should note that this vehicle has low availability at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol rental desk, so it should be booked at least 48 hours in advance to avoid disappointment on the day of arrival. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age to be able to hire this vehicle.
Amsterdam is a great city to explore on foot, by cruise ship on the canals, by bike and, of course, by hire car. While bike enthusiasts will probably be more interested in a guided bike tour starting at Kerkstraat 134 and criss-crossing the heart of the city, tourists looking for creature comforts and wonderful views will be more at home with an evening canal cruise and dinner. There are even horse-drawn carriage tours through Amsterdam that don’t require tourists to do anything but enjoy the sights!
Along the canals or Grachten as they are locally known there are many privately owned beautiful gardens which are open to the public for some days of the year. Hiring a boat to see them from the water front or hiring a bike to cycle right up to them for a visit is a wonderful way to explore the city AND hopefully make some new gardening friends.
Outside of Amsterdam there are the cities of Rotterdam, Eindhoven, The Hague and Groningen which await a visit from tourists itching to try out their hire car on continental European roads with lesser speed restrictions than apply in the UK for example.
For further information about Europcar car hire Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, please visit the official website at www.europcar.com, where car rental reservations can be made.