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Premium under 25 car hire deals at Schiphol

A car is essential for any young driver at Schiphol Airport who wants to make the most of their time in the largest city of the Netherlands. Well-known for its historical attractions, amazing collections of great art pieces, and 160 famous canals, Amsterdam draws a million tourists every year. Just try to avoid rush hours on working days and highways, so as not to get into traffic jams. Some tools like Google Traffic are useful for navigating the roads.

Most of the rentals in Amsterdam offer affordable prices for under 25 car hire at Amsterdam Airport, so you can easily find the most suitable vehicle to accompany you during a grand journey. The minimum rate for hiring Mini cars like Kia Picanto or similar is €18.8 per day. The most expensive car found is the Luxury Mercedes E Class with a rental rate of €39.3 per day. The fuel cost in Amsterdam varies from €1.7 to €1.9 per litre.

Below you can check the catalogue of the best deals for car hire at 24 and under which are available from reliable vendors - this will help you plan your budget more precisely.

Mini

budget

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

from €18.8 per day

Economy

europcar

Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208

from €19.2 per day

Compact

budget

Skoda Kamiq

Skoda Kamiq

from €20.1 per day

SUV

budget

Seat Arona

Seat Arona

from €20.5 per day

Estate

europcar

Peugeot 308 Estate

Peugeot 308 Estate

from €22.6 per day

Convertible

sixt

Mini Cooper Convertible

Mini Cooper Convertible

from €27.1 per day

Fullsize

sixt

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

from €29.5 per day

7 seat carrier

enterprise

Ford Galaxy

Ford Galaxy

from €33 per day

Companies to rent a car when under 25 in Amsterdam

Young drivers who are interested in car hire in Amsterdam can choose one of the following rental agencies offering their services for those under 25:

  • Avis allows customers between 21-24 years old to hire a vehicle if they provide a valid credit card in the renter's name, and a driver's permit.
  • Budget's age requirements depend on the pick-up location. In the Netherlands, the minimum age to hire a car is 21 years old.
  • Enterprise sets the car hire age limit in Amsterdam at 18 years old. Full-size, Premium, and Luxury vehicles are only available for renters over 25 years of age.
  • Europcar permits hire for customers who have reached the age of 23 years, with access to all car categories.
  • Hertz rents out vehicles to drivers over 20 years of age.
  • Sixt allows renting in Amsterdam for drivers of 21 years and older with a valid licence. Some car groups require a higher minimum rental age, and an underage fee may apply.

If you would like to know more about the overall rating for each rental company available for a student to rent a car at Amsterdam Airport, including the level of service and the quality-price ratio, get acquainted with the catalogue of agencies given below.

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

What is the cheapest place to rent a car under 25 at Amsterdam Airport?

The cheapest rates for car rental under 25 are provided by BUDGET in Amsterdam. The company offers Mini Kia Picanto or similar for €18.5 per day. Please note that the renter (or any extra driver) under 25 will be required to pay a young driver fee before collecting the car at the rental desk. The amount of the fee depends on the rental company. With BUDGET, car hire at 24 at Schiphol Airport is permitted, accompanied by an additional fee of €36,30 per day.

Amsterdam car rental companies with no ‘under 25 fee’

The minimum age required for car rental in Europe ranges between 18 and 25 years, depending on the selected pick-up location and car category. For renters under 25, the extra young driver surcharge may apply. Each company sets their own surcharge amount, but the average rate is about €25 per day. When planning a car hire for under 25 in Amsterdam, please note that you will not find a rental agency without a young driver surcharge for renters under 25 or 21 years old. However, there are some ways to waive under 25 fee in Amsterdam:

  • Universities and respective alumni associations provide their students, staff, and alumni members with rental car discounts.
  • Some rentals like Hertz or Sixt are waiving the underage fee for those hiring a car during the global coronavirus outbreak. This is implemented for college students, so that they can drive home during the summer, even if they are travelling earlier than planned. Other benefits for Hertz members include discounts of up to 20% off, waiving the extra driver surcharge, and free use of one child seat with every rental.
  • National and Avis accept the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, which allow the primary rental car coverage. By paying for rent with one of these cards, you're eligible for coverage if your rental vehicle is damaged or stolen.

What do I need to rent a car under 25 years old in Amsterdam?

Before starting your journey, ensure that you have all the required documents to rent a vehicle in Amsterdam. Below you can check out the main terms of the rental car policy under 25 at Schiphol Airport:

  1. International driver's permit. Please keep in mind that if your driver's licence contains letters of a non-Roman alphabet (Russian, Arabic, and other languages), you need to apply for an International Driving Permit. This serves as the equivalent of your state driver's licence, so you do not need to undergo additional training to get an IDP;
  2. A valid passport or ID card with a photo and indicated country of residence. These documents are necessary for the registration of the contract for car hire at Amsterdam Airport, as well as the insurance policy. All passengers in the rented car must have passports and documents for transporting children (like birth certificate, consent form for minors, etc.);
  3. A bank card is obligatory for payment of rental fees, fuel, and essential equipment received with the car, as well as for refunding any parking lots and fines if you break road rules. Please keep in mind that most rental companies accept only credit cards;
  4. A printed voucher is required as the confirmation of reservation.

Useful tips for young drivers under 25 when leaving Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

If you are on the verge of your big journey to the capital of the Netherlands, read the tips given below to make your road trip in Amsterdam smooth and hassle-free:

  • When planning car rental in Amsterdam under 25, remember that bicycles and mopeds have priority over cars on the roads of the Netherlands. You should also be attentive when approaching a traffic circle as it is not always clear who has the right of way, especially if you are unfamiliar with these types of roads.
  • Avoid using your horn in Amsterdam unless you are in a dangerous situation.
  • Always maintain the proper speed limit as speed cameras are installed throughout the Netherlands.
  • All passengers in a vehicle are required to fasten their seat belts. Children must also be in an approved car seat - so don't forget about essential extras like child seats upon booking car rental at Schiphol Airport.
  • Do not use your phone while you are driving unless it is hands-free.
  • The legal blood alcohol limit for drivers is 0.05%.

FAQ about car rental under 25 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Why do you have to pay ‘under 25 fee’ when renting a car at AMS Airport?

Based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, young people under 25 are considered to be at a high risk of road accidents. Statistics show that they are more frequently involved in car accidents by 25%. For this reason, rental companies impose an extra Young Driver Surcharge to cover the expenses of potential damages.

How much is under 25 fee in Amsterdam?

The amount of the young driver's fee depends on the hiring agency. As one of the top agencies in Amsterdam, Europcar charges €24 per day when renting out cars for customers under 25. The same underage fee is set by Enterprise. Drivers who want to hire a car under 25 from Sixt will be asked to pay €59 per day.

Which company is the most expensive for young drivers to hire from?

SIXT Car Rental is the most expensive agency found at Amsterdam Airport. The most expensive car provided by SIXT is the Luxury Mercedes E Class. The daily rental rate of such a car starts from €39.7.