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Cheapest under 21 car hire at Amsterdam Airport

Schiphol is the main international Holland airport that serves more than 70 million passengers annually and holds fifth place in the lineup of the busiest aerodromes in Europe. When planning a flight to the Holland capital, make sure to reserve a car in advance, as the high number of renters may not leave you with any cheap options. The average car hire rate found at AMS is €30.7 per day, while the average weekly car rental in Amsterdam under 21 is more affordable and costs about €178.

Using our website, you can choose from top hire deals and find the most suitable car at the cheapest price. Thus, the cheapest vehicle available for renters under 21 at AMS Airport will cost you €18.7 per day. If you intend to spend more than 7 days with your car for hire, you will benefit from even lower rental rates — from €108.6 per week.

Look at the catalogue of the best deals below to find out the exact car hire rates for young drivers at Schiphol.

Mini

budget

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

from €18.7 per day

Economy

keddy by europcar

Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208

from €19.6 per day

Compact

budget

Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308

from €21.9 per day

Estate

hertz

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate

from €25.4 per day

SUV

budget

Opel Crossland X

Opel Crossland X

from €29 per day

5 seat carrier

alamo

Renault Scenic

Renault Scenic

from €30.6 per day

Fullsize

alamo

Volvo S60

Volvo S60

from €39.5 per day

Premium

alamo

Volvo S90

Volvo S90

from €43.2 per day

Can you rent a car for under 21 near Amsterdam Airport?

It's crucial to understand the minimal age requirements before considering renting a car in the Netherlands. Young drivers at 19 years old may be happy to find out that, for car hire in Amsterdam; the minimum age is 18 (while the minimum driving age is 18).

However, many car rental agencies require drivers to be at least 21 years old and have two years of driving experience. So, those who want to hire a car at 20 years old must keep this in mind and pay attention to each agency's policy. If you plan on renting a heavier or faster vehicle, the minimum age requirement is usually 25 years old with at least three years of driving experience.

What car rental companies rent to under 21 at Schiphol?

When searching for "auto huren onder 21" in Amsterdam, pay attention to the following car rental agencies providing their services for customers under 21 years old at Schiphol Airport: BUDGET, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, HERTZ, ALAMO and SIXT.

At the time of the hire, renters who have not reached the age of 21 must meet certain requirements, and also pay an under 21 surcharge. As a rule, the extra underage fee for drivers 18-20 years of age is higher than for 21-24-year-old renters.

Upon selecting a particular rental company in the Holland capital, pay attention to your insurance needs. Please note that in Holland, both liability and fire protection coverage are obligatory. All related surcharges will be automatically included in the cost of your rental.

Drivers under 21 will benefit if their credit card provider provides Collision Insurance on rented vehicles. At the time of rental fee payment, ask your bank to process the transaction in Euros in order to exclude dynamic currency conversion charges.

Based on customer reviews, the TOP-3 agencies for car hire for under 21 year olds at AMS are the following:

  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise

The whole list of car rental companies and their ratings you can find beneath:

EUROPCAR

EUROPCAR

⭐ 8.4 / 10

SIXT

SIXT

⭐ 7.5 / 10

BUDGET

BUDGET

⭐ 7 / 10

DOLLAR

DOLLAR

⭐ 7.2 / 10

AVIS

AVIS

⭐ 7.8 / 10

ENTERPRISE

ENTERPRISE

⭐ 8.4 / 10

Under 21 car rental requirements in Amsterdam

To rent a car for 20 years old in Amsterdam, it's essential to provide a valid form of identification such as a travel document or international passport. Ensure that your document is not expired or damaged and has a photo of you on it. If you're below 21 years of age, you are required to have at least one year of driving experience without any traffic violations.

Other requirements for young drivers at Schiphol Airport include providing an international driver's license in the form of a plastic card, and sticking to some limits on the available car categories. So, students under 21 are limited to cars such as: CCAR, CFAR, ECAR, FCAR, ICAR, IFAR, ILAE, ISAR, MBAR, MVAR, SCAR, SSAR. For more details, you can go to Car Rental at AMS Airport.

To make the rental process as smooth as possible, it's highly recommended to bring one copy of all your documents to the rental centre. This can come in handy for adhering to specific company rules, purchasing additional insurance or when dealing with the authorities.

Car rental under 21 fee at Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Whatever rental company you choose, you will be required to pay a mandatory underage fee if you have not reached 21 years old. Keep in mind that in 100% of cases, underage deals lead to extra expenses. So, be prepared for the final cost of the Schiphol Airport car hire for under 21 year-olds being higher than it is for experienced 25+ drivers; this is due to under 21 year-olds being subject to increased risk behind the wheel.

Usually, the under 25 fee is 10% to 50% of the hire price. For renters under 21, it varies by company, and may significantly affect the final cost when hiring a car. The final surcharge depends on the car class, the rental period, the number of passengers, the driving experience, and the deposit that must be paid at the time of pick-up. Europcar and Enterprise at AMS Airport set the lowest daily underage fee — €25. Other Amsterdam Airport car rental agencies charge up to €60 per day.

FAQ about student car hire under 21 near Amsterdam Airport

Is it easy to rent a car in Amsterdam Airport?

Thanks to the multitude of rental agencies and pick-up locations available, Amsterdam Airport young driver car hire is actually a stress-free endeavor. The Netherlands boasts an extensive and properly cared-for road infrastructure, making driving a rental car throughout the nation a delightful experience.

Can a 17 year old drive in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, individuals must be at least 17 years old to take the practical driving test for obtaining a driver's license for a car. Once they pass the test, they are only allowed to drive with a supervisor until they reach 18 years of age. After that, car hire for 18 year olds in Amsterdam is legal! For those who are 17 years old and seeking to apply for a driver's license, they must first obtain an accompanied driving permit, which is referred to as "begeleiderspas" in Dutch.

Can I use a debit card for my under 21 car hire reservation at Amsterdam Airport?

You can certainly use a debit card for booking a car rental online. Nevertheless, when you arrive to pick up the rental car, you must provide a credit card under the name of the main driver to serve as a deposit for the rental car.