Netherlands car hire is easy with SIXT

There isn’t a better way to explore the Netherlands than by taking a road trip and our friendly team at SIXT is on hand to help. Car hire in the Netherlands with SIXT is simple with a fleet of top brands that are, on average, three months old. Choose your level of affordable luxury with a premium saloon, convertible or SUV – all at competitive prices. The country is yours to explore with your Netherlands car hire in hand giving you the freedom to explore cities such as Rotterdam and The Hague. SIXT’s pick-up and drop-off points are scattered throughout the country including various convenient locations such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam airports so you can collect your car as soon as you land.  

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SIXT services in the Netherlands

SIXT’s goal is to give you a warm welcome to The Netherlands by making it easy to explore. Choose a Netherlands car hire that enables you to nip around the towns – a compact economy might do the trick or travel further afield in the affordable luxury of an SUV. Remember to look at the bookable extras to make your journey stress-free – an additional driver will help to reduce hours at the wheel and a sat nav will help you get to your destination. You may decide to stay on a little longer so feel free to ask the SIXT team about other long-term hire options such as weekly hire.   

SIXT services in the Netherlands

Good to know when you're visiting the Netherlands

Payment Methods

All international credit cards and even debit cards (VISA, Mastercard etc) are accepted in the Netherlands. Prepaid cards are unfortunately not.   

Licence Requirements

You can use your UK licence to hire a car in the Netherlands if you are visiting. If you have a non-Roman alphabet licence you will need an International Driving Permit.  

Available Extras

If you need some extras for your car hire in the Netherlands be sure to have a look at our available extras such as sat navs, child seats and extra protection packages.

One-way Car Hire

Input the stations in our booking tool or call ahead to see the availability of domestic one-way car hire. International one-way car hire is only available in selected countries.

Under 25 Car Hire

In the Netherlands the minimum rental age is 21 years old, the driver must hold a valid licence for at least a year and there are fees when under 25. 

Flexible Hiring Options

Choose to ‘pay later’ while booking you can pay on arrival, better yet cancellation is free any time up to the day of pick-up.  

Best cities to visit in the Netherlands

  • Amsterdam: The capital city of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is bursting with charm and cultural beauty. A city of tall, slim gabled buildings, canals and bridges is waiting for you to explore. Take a trip on one of the canals to enjoy the sights from the water or wander through cobbled streets. Immerse yourself in art and history by visiting the Van Gogh Museum or the house of Anne Frank.  
  • Leiden: Just a short distance from Amsterdam lies Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt and home to the oldest university in the Netherlands. Take a wander along the narrow streets lined with buildings dating back to the 17th century and stop at one of the many cafes and bars for refreshment. From here you can easily make the trip to the tulip fields – well worth a visit in spring.  
  • Utrecht: Another city based on a network of canals, Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. Visit the medieval centre of the old town with the Domkerk Cathedral or head to the outskirts to see the Botanical Gardens that were established in the late 1630s and are part of Utrecht University. Make sure you pop into the Neo-Gothic De Haar Castle with its towers and turrets.  

Summer in 2021 in the Netherlands

Summer in The Netherlands is a popular time to be out and about as the summer weather is generally pleasantly warm. Hire a car in the Netherlands, maybe pick up a convertible and take time to drive out to a beach, venturing in the sea in Zeeland or The Hague. If you want to do some city visits and would like to avoid the crowds of the main cities think about going to Gouda, where you can learn all about the cheese made there. 


Ruben R.

Great service and value!

Ken P.

Great experience renting and driving an EV for the first time. Would not hesitate renting another. Check in was great but a bit disappointed with the distance to walk with suitcases from reception at the train station to pick-up the car. Also unfortunate that there we no charging station cards available(would have made it easier for a first timer) at this location but we made it work well just the same.

Abilash M S.

Friendly staff, got a good deal. Everything was smooth.

Greg K.

Nice car fleet (all EVs) sometimes they add funcars like jaguar I pace or some Chinese SUV.

Sol-uciones Energia Spain S.

Best service and consideration to the end customer I have ever seen. So grateful to you the desk agent and office manager. Deifnitely my car rental place when car needed in Amsterdam area.

Everything was fast and agile in receiving the vehicle, there was an explanation of damages there at the time of receiving the vehicle, and also in returning the vehicle there was a check and confirmed that they received the vehicle in good condition as it was without further damage and it is convenient and reassuring to the tourist tenant.

System good working np

Paul Jan D.

I rented a Van for business purposes, the service was excellent

Francesco C.

Overall it was a positive experience. At the car handover it was not explained that the car is to be parked on the street (at the customer Amsterdam centre...) when returned outside the opening hours. I think this should have been better clarified.

Debabrata R.

Great selection of cars. Cars are usually new and very nicely kept. I would rent from them again!

Stella Van der L.

Great cars and prices as usual but an all electric car is not suitable if you plan to drive a lot or go cross border . Creditcards issued outside the eu do not work for charging the car , you need apps for different stations ( = roaming charges) and there are not always charging stations on route . We know now what battery stress is 😊 next time I will rent a hybrid .

Titu A.

It is what i need! I love Sixt!

Dimitar Chukaliev (Dimitar C.

After contacting support the issue was resolved.



If you want to return a car out of the working hours of the branch you will have to pay for the street parking, plus you will be charged 53 euro for Out of hours fee.

Anil K.

Very conveniently located. And Shabana was most helpful and professional.

Francisco H.

We rented a Mercedes E Class and the car was amazing. But you shouldn’t forget the refuelling because they have a 75€ penalty… Too much. Really recommended place to rent a car.

Oxmo P.

Super fast and professional help from Sanya in Sixt Schiphol. I forgot my phone and hotline was down for customer. I Emailed Sixt and Sanya was quick to answer and help me with packing my phone and send it to my home address.

Nabeel P.

Very nice staff. So helpful.

Jula B.

I was charged double for insurance at the counter however I have filed a claim and I am confident they will resolve this. I have heard it happened before and was resolved. Other than this great experience

Alonso Pena A.

Seriously, Arthur is the best.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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