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Cheap Car Rentals in the Netherlands

Rent a Car in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a perfect place to begin a European vacation with an inexpensive car rental from Kemwel. Explore the amazing port city of Rotterdam, or the historical and charming streets of Amsterdam. Take a trip to one of many friendly neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany or France. With Kemwel's many cheap car rental pick up locations you can pick up your rental car in the location most convenient for you. With our  large selection of inexpensive rental vehicles  finding the right rental car for your needs is easy, whether at Schiphol or Eindhoven airports. Book in advance to even find cheap flights to Amsterdam through the Kemwel team!

Netherlands Car Rental Locations
Schiphol Airport Eindhoven Airport

Tour with a Cheap Rental Car in the Netherlands

With the fourth largest international airport in Europe,  Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, and an extensive system of highways that branch out into neighboring countries, a cheap Kemwel rental car is the best way to travel the Netherlands and surrounding European countries. If you have concerns about driving in the Netherlands, please visit our driving information page. Whether your interests lie in the modern architecture and stunning port design of Rotterdam, or visiting Amsterdam's coffee bars, historical sights or the red-light district, an inexpensive car rental from Kemwel will make your trip a success.

Netherlands Cheap Rental Cars

When you book an inexpensive car rental with Kemwel you are booking service and reliability of our world renowned partners like Europcar. You can book your cheap Kemwel car rental online, or call us at +1-877-820-0668 for assistance. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 2 a.m. to 9  p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also have a frequently asked questions page for your convenience.

Netherlands Car Rental Driving Overview

General Information
The Netherlands is the perfect place to start your cheap car rental experience with Kemwel. This wonderful country has thousands of miles or well-connected roadways making exploration easy! However keep in mind that driving in the Netherlands may be different from what you are normally used to. To make sure you are well informed Kemwel has compiled a list of important things to keep in mind when renting and operating a motor vehicle in the Netherlands.

In order to rent a vehicle in the Netherlands you must be at least 21 years old and have had your driver’s license for at least 1 year. A young driver surcharge of approx $8.50 USD per day may apply to drivers between the ages of 19-24 years of age. Some suppliers in the Netherlands have a maximum rental age of 75 years. All children under the age of 18 or smaller then 1.35 meters tall are required to travel in the back seat of the vehicle using a safety belt at all times. Children under the age of 3 year are also required to sit in the back seat of the vehicle using a child seat that is a proper fit for their size.

Speed Limits
In the Netherlands the following speed limits apply: city 50 km/h (31mph), major roads 80 km/h (49mph) or 100 km/h (62mph) and highways 120 km/h (74 mph).

Rules of the Road
Traffic travels on the right in the Netherlands and all buses and trams have the right of way. When traveling on multilane roadways in urban areas in the Netherlands, the middle lane is reserved for trams, buses and taxis.

Gas stations throughout the Netherlands are open from 8am to 9pm with some stations staying open 24 hours in the larger cities.

At this time there are no toll highways in the Netherlands, however some tunnels and bridges may require a toll to be paid.

Areas marked with an “I” and “II” means no parking on the left of the street on odd dates and no parking on the right on even dates. Parking discs need to be displayed to park in Blue Zone areas, discs area available at tobacco shops and police stations.

Netherlands Car Rental Insurance Information

General Information
When traveling and renting a vehicle in an unfamiliar place it is always a good idea to find out what the insurance requirements are for vehicle rentals in that specific country. When renting a car with Kemwel in the Netherlands your rate will include any mandatory insurance necessary.

All of our rental rates in Netherlands will include third party liability and fire insurance. In Netherlands CDW and theft protection are optional and can be added to your rental at anytime prior to the pick up of your rental vehicle. In the event CDW and Theft are declined in order to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card Kemwel asks for you to contact your credit card company to learn the specifics of your insurance coverage. Insurance details specific to your rental will print in the terms and conditions area of your rental voucher.

At this time we at Kemwel would like for you to take a moment to read about the following insurance guidelines that may apply to car rentals in Netherlands.

Required Coverage
Third party liability insurance is required for all rentals commencing in Netherlands. For your benefit Kemwel has included third party liability on all of its basic rental rates in Netherlands. Third party liability will cover any damages to people or property outside of the rental vehicle. Third party liability provides $1,775,000 up to $4,000,000 worth of coverage for injury to people or damage to property outside of the rental vehicle. Unlimited fire insurance is also included on all basic rental rates in Netherlands.

Optional Coverage
Collision damage waiver (CDW) and Theft protection are optional for rentals commencing in Netherlands. These two forms of insurance are included in all Kemwel’s inclusive rental rates in Netherlands. The cost for CDW locally is approximately $16-$22 USD per day depending on the rental supplier and car category. Theft protection is also available locally for about $5-10 USD per day and is also dependent on the rental supplier and vehicle category. Most car rental suppliers will have a deductible ranging from $200 USD up to $850 USD depending on the car category that you will still be responsible for in the event of collision or theft of the vehicle. Super CDW is a supplementary insurance that can be purchased locally with many suppliers to help reduce the amount of the deductible. In Netherlands the cost of super CDW is about $9 USD per day depending on supplier and lower the deductible to about $200 USD. Personal Accident Insurance is available with some suppliers locally for a cost of $5-$6 USD per day depending on the car category. Optional insurance is available with certain suppliers only and prices are subject to change without notice, please feel free to contact Kemwel toll free at +1-877-820-0668 for further details.

Rental Restrictions in the Netherlands

General Information
Most all of the vehicles rented in the Netherlands through Kemwel have the ability to travel through most Western European countries without any restrictions. Certain vehicle categories due to insurance regulations may have restrictions; these categories include luxury vehicles, large vans and automatics. When thinking about renting a vehicle it is always best to make sure you are selecting the proper vehicle for your travel itinerary. Please feel free to contact us toll free at +1-877-820-0668 and our friendly staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Restricted Countries
When renting a car through Kemwel in the Netherlands the following countries cannot be traveled through or into with out prior notification and approval from Kemwel and our suppliers: Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and the Ukraine.

Note: Travel into most or all of these countries can be arranged for specific categories with advance notice to Kemwel. Some suppliers may also restrict travel in to Italy on certain car categories. If you are planning to travel into any of the above mentioned countries or Italy please contact Kemwel for additional details.

One-Way Rentals
Domestic one-way rentals are available and are generally free of charge. International one-way rentals are also available and will incur additional fees. Not all vehicles are permitted on one ways and minimum rental lengths may apply

Useful Terms for Travelers to the Netherlands

  • Unleaded gasoline - loodvrije benzine
  • Diesel - diesel
  • Motor oil - motorolie
  • Gas station - tankstation
  • Car rental agency - autoverhuurbedrijf
  • Toll - tol
  • Toll road - tolweg
  • Parking - parkeerplaats
  • Highway - grote weg
  • Expressway - snelweg
  • Exit - afrit
  • Entrance - oprit
  • Detour - wegomleiding
  • Hospital - ziekenhuis
  • Police station - politie bureau
  • Embassy - ambassade