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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment fees**
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Netherlands

When it comes to driving, The Netherlands are very forward thinking. They allow drivers to do a maximum speed of 130km/h on the motorways and facilities for car drivers outside the main cities is ultra-modern and efficient. And for true petrol-heads and automotive history buffs there is the legendary Louwman museum to discover.

Hertz Car Rental is on hand to offer you fantastic car rental services during your stay in The Netherlands. With our wide range of premium cars we are able to offer you the perfect car for your holiday, representing great value and the freedom to explore the Low Country at your leisure.

Hertz has 61 locations in The Netherlands. You can find branches in the major cities and airports. Hertz Car Rental make it easy for you to hire a car wherever you are in The Netherlands.

Rules and regulations for driving in The Netherlands

Driving in The Netherlands is very similar to other European Countries. They have the same rules regarding drink driving and drive on the right hand side of the road, giving priority to the right.

Traffic offences do carry heavy on-the-spot fines so here are a few things to remember:

• Seatbelts must be worn by everyone at all times
• Using a mobile phone when driving is illegal
• Roundabouts can be tricky – on some you have the right of way when you are on them and on others you give the right of way to those coming onto them
• Trams always have the right of way. If they stop to let passengers off, you must stop
• Children under 1.35m in height must be restrained in a child seat in the rear of the car
• There are no motorway tolls in The Netherlands

• Speed limits are:

o built-up areas 50km/h
o motorways 130km/h
o main roads 80km/h
o other roads 80km/h. They can vary so keep an eye on the signs

• You must carry a warning triangle, Hertz will ensure you have this
• Drink driving is in line with the rest of Europe. You should not have more than 50mg/ml of alcohol in your blood. If you are a new driver with less than five years experience then it is lowered to 20mg/ml
• If there are overhead lane indicators on the motorway you must obey them
• Bike lanes are marked with a solid line and are forbidden to other vehicles
• In built up areas only use your horn in extreme danger
• If you see a yellow and white diamond shape sign at a junction you have the right of way
• If there is a row of white triangle signs then you have to give way
• It is illegal to carry any radar detection equipment
• Cycles and mopeds have the right of way over cars

 

Driving in and around Netherlands

Special attractions

Amsterdam is The Netherland’s capital and is known for its cosmopolitan feel and famous nightlife. Anne Frank’s house and exhibition is a must-see when visiting. There are often fantastic exhibitions around the city of works from Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Outside of Amsterdam the beautiful Dutch countryside spreads out, taking you past multi-coloured fields of tulips.

A must stop for car enthusiasts is the Louwman Museum. Brought together by the Louwman family over two generations, it represents a selection of some of the world’s finest cars, and is the oldest private collection in the world. There are 250 antique and classic cars housed at the museum. With its own purpose-built building in The Hague, it has its own gardens for visitors to enjoy. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 and 17:00. They even offer a free audio tour that can be downloaded from their website.

Quick information

Minimum car rental age
Our smaller cars can be rented from the age of 23, with a young drivers’ surcharge. This is € 30.25 (including tax) per day with a maximum charge of € 302.50 (including tax) per rental. For all other vehicles the minimum age limit is strictly 25.

Speed Limits
Built-up areas 50km/h, motorways 130km/h, main roads 80km/h, other roads 80km/h

Toll Roads
There are no toll roads at all in The Netherlands.

Roundabouts
These can be tricky. On some you have right of way when you are on them and on others you give the right of way to those coming onto them.

Travelling with Children
Children under 1.35m in height must be restrained in a child seat in the rear of the car.

Cycles
Bike lanes are marked with a solid line and are forbidden to other vehicles. Cycles have priority over cars.

Required documents:
Valid driving licence and IDP you are not an EU resident. You must have held your licence for at least 1 year.
If you are planning to pay by card, please bring your credit card and passport

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.