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The Amsterdam Airport

The Amsterdam airport is the main international airport in the Netherlands. Commonly referred to as Schiphol, it is situated only 20 minutes drive southwest of Amsterdam and fourteen kilometers from Amsterdam. The Amsterdam airport is ranked fifth in the list of Europe's busiest airport and it is ranked 15th in the global list. It is estimated that at least 40,000 passengers pass through Schiphol every year with over one hundred airlines flying in, KLM is one of the airlines and it is based there.

Arrival at Amsterdam airport and transport facilities

Upon arrival at the Amsterdam airport, there is several ways to get to the city centre. Once you have left the baggage reclaiming area, you only need to walk into the Schiphol plaza where you can follow the signs to car rental, taxis, trains, and shuttle buses.

Travel by Train

You can purchase your train tickets from the tickets desk or from yellow ticketing machines that are at the train stations. You need to ensure that you have a valid ticket as failure to produce one will lead to an additional 35 Euros to your fare payments.

Take a Taxi

The Amsterdam airport has their fleet of taxis that you can book in advance and will be waiting to take you to your destination upon arrival. There are a lot of reliable taxi companies in Amsterdam from which you can choose.

Shuttle Bus

From the Amsterdam airport, you can choose to travel by bus and you will find a large network of buses that connect to different cities and towns at Euros 3.60 per travel. The problem with buses is the fact that they offer limited service over the weekend.

Car rental

Car rental can be very convenient when you want to efficiently roam through Amsterdam as compared to taxis, buses and trains that have various guidelines that could delay you at the airport. This is especially helpful if you are new to the city. It is possible to get cheap car hire services in Amsterdam. In order to be to hire a car in Amsterdam, you will be required to produce an updated international and national driving license, a form of identification and probably a credit card. There are some car rental services that have a minimum as well as maximum age rule. It is easy to get a car rental services from the airport as all major rental services have their offices In the Schiphol plaza.


There are a good number of hotels that are located from the Amsterdam airport. Some of these hotels will offer its clients with transfer services to the city of Amsterdam, but having a private car is much better. Some of these hotels include Hilton hotel Amsterdam, Radisson SAS hotel, and Dorint hotel among others.

Things to do outside the airport

There are museums to visit like the Van Gogh museum, Zaanse Schans. You can visit the Keukenhof and have a view of the tulip displays in case you are in Amsterdam in spring. You can visit the National aviation theme park in Aviodrome. You can enjoy the floating Dutchman which is a ride on a bus floating on water. However, for you to really have a wonderful experience, you should opt for car rental services.     

Departures at the Amsterdam airport

Once your time is up in Amsterdam, leaving is fairly easy. The airport is within reach thanks to excellent infrastructure. You need to come in early, this is where car hire comes in handy, to ensure that you do not miss your flight as the security checks at the airport are quite strict and take up longer that normal time.

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Car rental facts in Amsterdam

  • What was the average car rental length for Amsterdam in the month April.

    In the month April, The average car rental length in Amsterdam was 4 days.

  • How much is the average car rental duration in 2024.

    The average car rental duration in 2024 is 4 days.

  • What is the most booked car rental type in Amsterdam?

    Currently the most booked car rental in Amsterdam is INTERMEDIATE.

  • What is the price of a car rental in Amsterdam?

    The average car rental price was last month 205 USD.

  • What is the average daily price for a car rental in Amsterdam?

    The average rental price last month was 51 USD per day.

  • What are the available car rental companies for Amsterdam?

    The available car rental companies in Amsterdam are: Alamo, goldcar, National, Enterprise, Green Motion, carnect, etc…