What Are the Age Requirements to Rent a Car in the Netherlands?

Sep 09, 2020 10:54 AM EDT | Ernest Hamilton

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What Are the Age Requirements to Rent a Car in the Netherlands?


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Did you just turn 18 and do you have your driver's license? And if you have saved up enough money you can buy your first car and tour around the Netherlands. Renting a car, however, is often a different story. Diks Autoverhuur (the car rental company) is happy to tell you more about it, so you know exactly what to expect when you want to rent a car in the Netherlands. 

What is the minimum age to rent a car?

Did you already get your driving license at the age of 18 (or 17)? Congratulations, you're one of the early birds! With a driving license in your pocket, you can drive around safely and with enough confidence. However, renting a car is often a bit more complicated. Most rental companies in the Netherlands have a minimum age requirement, which is usually not 18 years old. For example, most car rental companies have a minimum age of 21 or 23 years. Taking your friends with you by rental car on holiday, a weekend away or to a festival, is therefore not always an option if you are under 21 (or in some cases 23).

On top of this age requirement, if you want to rent a car, you will need to have had your driving license for a while. For example, car rental companies often require that you have a valid driver's license for at least 1 to 2 years. So you should already have some driving experience on paper. Note: this may differ per country. 

When can you rent a car at Diks Autoverhuur?

Do you want to rent a car at Diks? Then you should know that the minimum age at which you can rent a car with us is 21 years. In addition, you must have been in possession of a valid driving license for at least 1 year.

Are you going on vacation and aren't you the only one driving? Then you can register multiple drivers. Make sure that the other drivers also meet the minimum age of 21 years. In addition, they must also have been in possession of a valid driving license for at least 1 year. Otherwise they are not allowed to drive the car. When picking up the rental car, remember that we check every driver's license, including that of other drivers. This way you can drive out of the neighborhood completely safe! Whether it's a small rental car or a 9 person bus (dutch: 9 persoonsbus huren).

Rent a car at Diks if you are 21 or 22 years old

If you are 21 or 22 and you have had your driving license for more than 1 year, you can rent a car at Diks. No problem. Just note that reducing your deductible as a 21 or 22 year old is not possible. In addition, the deductible is automatically doubled. A reduction of the deductible is only possible from the age of 23. 

Why rent a car at Diks?

Are you 21 or older and have you had a valid driver's license for at least 1 year? Then you can stop visit one of Diks' car rental locations in Almere, Amsterdam-Zuid, Amsterdam-West or Amstelveen. Diks always has a great car available for you. Of course, you can also check out their website and make a reservation online.

You can safely tour Europe with one of Diks' cars and with a rental of at least 7 days you drive mileage-free. Diks also has many great gadgets for your car, including navigation and a radio / CD player with AUX connection. Are you a student and do you want to rent a car? Then you also benefit from a 10% student discount. Questions? Then contact Diks through their website!

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