Some cities are more than a metropolis—they’re a mythology. The canal-laden capital of the Netherlands is one such city. Thanks to its meandering waterways, eclectic neighborhoods, and fusion of antique and avant-garde buildings, Amsterdam also happens to be the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a memorable vacation. Rent a car in Amsterdam and wind your way through the Safe Haven.
Although this capital city does boast reliable public transportation, booking Amsterdam rental cars is the best way to add some of Netherlands’ beloved landmarks to your itinerary. Whether you plan to hug the curves of Centrum in a compact car or you want to visit the tulip fields in a comfy SUV, we’ve got the wheels for your dream trip.
Where to Stay in Amsterdam
As you browse our Amsterdam rental car deals, take advantage of our easy travel booking and consider these guest-loved hotels, too. We’ve got an array of great places to stay:
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel: Book this Marriott, nestled in the middle of the Museum District, when you want to walk from one world-famous collection to the next. When you aren’t gazing at water lilies at the Van Gogh Museum or mesmerized by Rembrandt’s qualities of light, dine in the on-site restaurant and energize your day in the 24-hour fitness center.
Banks Mansion: Located in the labyrinth of gentle currents, Banks Mansion really shows off the eclectic side of Amsterdam. Walk to some of the city’s most unique arts venues, including the Kattenkabinet, a museum devoted to feline art. Relax with a drink in the lounge after a day well-spent.
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam: The neighborhood surrounding this 1890 beauty is an endearingly curious mix of carefree and curated. From your hotel, drive along Damrak, the “Wall Street of Amsterdam,” and stop for a browse at Sexmuseum or light a candle at St. Nicholas Church. Only in Amsterdam.
Bilderberg Hotel Jan Luyken: While the name may be a tongue-twister, the luxury at this Museum District hotel is simply elegant. Drive a chic town car to the nearby Diamond Museum Amsterdam and pamper yourself with a meal brought to you by 24-hour room service.
Culture Among the Canals
Flights to Amsterdam arrive at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, located only 14 miles southwest of the city center. Book your Amsterdam car rental before you fly and pick up your keys at the rental desks in Schiphol Plaza. Experience the artistic wonders of the city at the Rijksmuseum—where Rembrandts and Vermeers are displayed—and at the Van Gogh Museum. Or take it all in from another perspective on a canal boat trip. Along the way, informative guides offer details about the houseboats and historic homes with classic Dutch facades. Then relax with a favorite beverage at one of the many street cafes.
Once you have a rental car in Amsterdam, it's easy to venture out to see all that the region offers. Visit the busiest port in Europe with a trip to Rotterdam, about 45 miles to the south, where you can also visit a classic Dutch windmill. It's not just about the destination, though; for a breath of fresh air, wander through the iconic, colorful fields of tulips in Lisse, located 34 miles southwest of Amsterdam.
The gabled facades and flower-laden canals of Amsterdam await your visit. Travelocity makes it easy and affordable to see the world, with a price-matching guarantee on convenient flights, relaxing hotels, and cheap Amsterdam car rentals. We’ll see you among the waterways.