With four locations within the Netherlands' capital of Amsterdam – including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – Europcar car hire offers you one of the easiest and most flexible ways to experience this world-renowned city. Europcar is there to help you get you wherever you need to be in the Amsterdam, with our huge fleet of comfortable, safe and reliable vehicles, selected to work with any passenger requirements or budget, along with helpful services like 3-step online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover, you can visit Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands safe in the knowledge that all your transport issues have been handled.
A premier vacation destination, Amsterdam is home to some of the world's best art galleries and museums, and hosts over 4.6 million foreign hotel guests each year. Whether taking in or cruising around the city's famous canal ring – a world heritage site – or exploring the 17th century Royal Palace, Amsterdam is known for its extraordinary nightlife and welcoming inhabitants. Every part of the city has a hidden gem buried in it somewhere, such as Dam square at the very heart of the town, the poetic gardens of Begijnhof, the Magere Brug, or the Skinny Bridge, perhaps the most famous of the 1280 bridges to be found in Amsterdam. And for those with more extravagant tastes, the city has a long tradition in the diamond trade with several world famous factories and diamond houses around town to visit.
The Van Gogh Museum – Inside this modern, glass-built museum is the world's largest Van Gogh collection, with an amazing line-up of the well-known artist's masterworks. The museum exhibits a study of Van Gogh's life through his art, from the uncertain start to his career through his happy and brightly coloured sunflower period, down into the darkness that enveloped him towards the end of his life. There are also paintings on show from his contemporaries, such as Monet, Bernard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec. Being arguably the most famous painter who ever lived means that queues at the museum can be very long, but pre-booked e-tickets can be of help here.
Anne Frank Huis – The House of Anne Frank draws around a million visitors a year and features a reconstruction of her dour bedroom, along with her actual diary, displayed in its glass case for the world to see. The museum also draws focus on the acter huis where the Secret Annexe sits. In this dark and airless place is where the Franks huddled silently during the daytime, existing as best they could until the mysterious betrayal that led to their summary execution.
Vondelpark – The forerunner and sprawling equivalent to New York's Central Park, Amsterdam's Vondelpark is the perfect place to relax and watch the city go by. Inhabitants and visitors from all walks of life sit and chill, or tread the pathways that wind between the ponds, lawns and gardens that fill the space.