When you fly to Amsterdam International airport, be ready to hit the road as soon as you pick up your bags. White the busy city center of Amsterdam isn't ideal to visit by car, there's plenty to explore in The Netherlands and it provides you the option to easily take daytrips from Amsterdam. Especially those visiting in colder months might enjoy the warm interior of a vehicle and the flexibility it offers. After all, Amsterdam and its surrounding area has so much to offer, it will keep you on your toes and wanting to see everything there is.
Some of the world’s best-known artists have called Amsterdam home. Stop by the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of Van Gogh’s work in the world. From there, your next stop ought to be the Rembrandt house museum. It was the home and studio of the Dutch master and today lives on as a museum for all to enjoy. The Stedelijk Museum brings to life the more modern, contemporary side of art. Here, you can see the works of up-and-coming artists who bring creativity and new ways of thinking about art to life.
Amsterdam’s most famous attraction might be the Anne Frank House. This is the home where fabled diarist Anne Frank and her family spent their life in hiding before being captured by the Nazis during World War II. History buffs will want to plan a stop to the Museum van Loon and Willet-Wolthuysen, both of which share important parts of Dutch history.
Head to Dam Square, built in the 13th century to save the city from the floodwaters of the Amstel River. Today, it serves as an important meeting point and activity hub. The Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, and National Monument to the victims of World War II are all centered around this square.
If you’re visiting Amsterdam for one of its most popular events, the Tulip Festival in late spring, you’ll be happy to have a car. Head to Flevoland on a day trip to see more than 100km of tulip fields. Drive this scenic route to take in the beautiful blooms with your windows down. Don’t forget to stop for some great Dutch cheese along the way.
When you rent a car with us at Orbitz on your trip, you will have one thing less to take care of. The car will be ready and waiting when you arrive at the Amsterdam airport. There are multiple makes and models available to fit whatever your budget and travel requirements are. Just make your selection ahead of time, pick it up, and be on your way in no time.