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Basic info and car hire in Amsterdam

 

  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
  • Population: 851,573 (Municipal), 1,351,587 (Urban), 2,431,000 (Metro Region), 8,116,000 (Randstand).
  • Official language: Dutch
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Weather: Being on the colder side of the temperature range and presenting just the right temperature (ranging between 11 and 13 degree Celsius) for traveling from June to September, the weather in Amsterdam is highly welcoming for tourists who wish to avoid hot winds and tough hot weathers. The hottest month is August with an average temperature of 13 degree Celsius while the coldest month is January with a 1 degree Celsius.
  • Public holidays in Amsterdam: If you wish to plan your visit to Amsterdam considering the office holidays, you can check the public holidays in Amsterdam at this website.
  • Internet coverage: As in most tourist cities around the world, there are free Wi-Fi hotspots as well as free internet access in hotels, coffee shops, and restaurants. In order to check the free Wi-Fi hotspots across Amsterdam, visit Wifi Amesteram. If you are using car hire in Amsterdam and you wish to have internet an connection with you all the time, Vodafone offers different packages starting from 1 GB of internet data (along with minutes and SMS) for 10 EUR to 2 GB for 15 EUR and 3 GB for 20 EUR; so you can always have maps with you for augmenting you pleasant traveling experience.
  • Road conditions: Traveling between cities, traveling around Amsterdam and within the city are convenient due to the extensive network of well-developed and maintained roads. The roads get very icy and slippery during the winter, so they are not safe for motorcyclists or those riding bicycles. The centre lanes in most urban, two-way streets are reserved for buses, taxis, and trams.

 

About Amsterdam

The Netherland’s capital, Amsterdam lies in a populous municipality and is a wonderfully beautiful, modern city, grabbing attention of tourists from all over the world. In order to travel at your own conditions in Amsterdam, use the service of car hire at Amsterdam Airport, which allows you to explore the places you wish without having to worry about the means of travel.

Driving in Amsterdam

A well-equipped road network and proper traffic regulations make Amsterdam a safe place for tourists to drive without worrying. In addition, there are numerous parking spots (paid and unpaid) available all across Amsterdam.

  • Age limits: The minimum age driving a car is set to 18 years of age, which is when you can have a driving license in Amsterdam. If you are using car hire in Amsterdam, some car rental agencies may have the minimum age for being eligible to hire a car set to 21 or 25, and they might make an exception for a small surcharge for young drivers (above 18 but less than car hire age limit).
  • International Driving Permit: An international driving permit my not be required, but since it is very convenient to acquire one, it is better to have your international driving permit to be on the safer side.
  • Additional papers: Even if there are no specific regulations about the documents to keep with you, it is important to have your driver’s license (in English or Dutch), vehicle’s ownership certificate (or a proof of car rental), and insurance document with you. With proper documents at hand, it is super convenient to use car hire in Amsterdam.
  • Additional requirements: An international driving license, as issued in the US, is applicable for up to 180 days under the status “tourist”.
  • Children in the car: If there are kids under the age of 18 and are under 1.35m in height, they must use a harness system which meets the EC Directives ECE WW44/03 or ECE 44/04. Children under 3 years of age are not allowed in the front seat unless the seat faces the rear and the air-bag can be deactivated.
  • Driving side of the road: Right Hand Side in left hand drive car.
  • Lights: Amsterdam follows the standard UK traffic light system. However, with high-tech lights having sensrs incorporated in them, the traffic police deals the violations very diligently. Make sure that you do not ignore the red signal or the warning of an amber signal.
  • General speed limits: The maximum speed limit in towns is 50km/h; 130km/h on toll motorways, 110km/h on dual carriageways, 90km/h on other roads, and 50km/h in built-up areas under dry conditions while 110km/h on toll motorways, 100km/h on dual carriageways, 80km/h on other roads, and 50km/h in built-up areas under wet weather conditions.
  • Parking suggestions: Whenever you visit a tourist place or you wish to find and/or book a parking spot, a highly recommended source is Parkopedia.

Drive your rental car around Amsterdam

Although Amsterdam enjoys a lot of attention from the international travelers, Netherlands has hundreds of wonderful traveling places beyond Amsterdam. Use car hire in Amsterdam to extend your visit to Netherlands beyond Amsterdam, to allow yourself to experience different taste, meet different people, and enjoy different specialties of various places across Netherlands.

 

What to see in Amsterdam

Amsterdam presents to you various options to travel, starting from museums and remarkable historic buildings and masterpieces of architecture to beautiful gardens, landscapes, and above all, the famous boat tour through the canal ring road. Tourists from across the world use car hire in Amsterdam to visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam to make the best use of their holidays.

Amsterdam presents to you various options to travel, starting from museums and remarkable historic buildings and masterpieces of architecture to beautiful gardens, landscapes, and above all, the famous boat tour through the canal ring road. Tourists from across the world use car hire in Amsterdam to visit the beautiful city of Amsterdam to make the best use of their holidays.

Our favourite spots

Hotels in Amsterdam

Where to eat, drink and party in Amsterdam

Major events and festivals

When it comes to events and festivals, Amsterdam enjoys massive international attention from tourists all across the world. There are tens of unique festivals organized every year. Car hire in Amsterdam allows you to be a part of wonderful events with the ease of traveling.