Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) Car Hire

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Travelers who travel via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, please go to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car (also representing Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental) rental desk located at the Car Rental Centre (Schiphol Plaza). For assistance, please call 0031 20 740 1950.

Location Services

  • You can save time at the counter when you activate Accelerated Check-in online. Just provide your driver's license and contact information that are normally collected at pick-up and we will be ready when you arrive. You'll be on the road and on vacation before you know it!

  • After-hours Return:

    Returning your vehicle after the location closes is easy with Alamo. We'll tell you where to park it; just drop the keys in the dropbox and you're on your way!

  • Unavailable at this location

    Skip the rental counter lines and check in directly by using Alamo's touch-screen kiosk. Check-in using the kiosk and a receipt-sized rental agreement is printed. You'll be directed to your hire car on the lot. At the exit booth, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driving licence—and simply drive away.

  • Unavailable at this location

    No need to visit the counter or kiosk. You can go straight to your car!

    In order to take advantage of this optional free service, you'll need to activate Accelerated Check-In online then choose the "Skip the Counter" option. You will be required to confirm your protection options, agree to the Rental Agreement Terms & Conditions and enter valid credit card details (there will be no charge until you return your vehicle). Simply print your rental agreement to bring with you, and you are all set! Go directly to your car, show the booth agent your rental agreement and driving licence—and get on the road!

Rental Policies

  • There will be an additional charge of EUR 6.00 per day excl VAT per rental for each additional authorized driver. The "General Car Rental conditions Alamo Rent-A-Car NL" apply for all additional drivers.

  • When returning the rental car outside the opening hours of the rental location you have to park the vehicle on Alamo assigned parking spaces follow the road signs - Car Rental Return- at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and lock the vehicle. Accordingly place the key in the drop box located on the Alamo counter inside the terminal.

  • All car groups are available for all renters aged 18 and over with the exception of car groups Full size, Premium and Luxury which are only available to 25 year old renters and above. Maximum Age 80 years.

  • Vehicles can be driven in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Vatican (Area 1). Any islands are excluded from cross border travels. Travels to Norway and Sweden are only permitted between 1st May and 30th September. On request vehicles may also be driven in Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia (Area 2).Standard, Fullsize, Premium and Luxury vehicles as well as the brands Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen are not permitted to go into Area 2. A surcharge of 5.00 EUR per day will apply for all cross border travels to Area 2. Prior authorisation to leave the country with the vehicle is not required except when travelling to countries in Area 2. Driving the vehicle into any unauthorised country without prior authorisation is a breach of contract and will require the customer to pay for all recovery expenses.

  • CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) Basic Cover. If chosen and indicated on the rental agreement or if included in the rate, this facility will limit the liability for any damage to the vehicle subject to the Non-Waivable Charge. NWC (Non-Waivable Charge): Fixed amount charged for every rental for which CDW has been taken out and where the vehicle is returned damaged. The amount of Non-Waivable charge is EUR 900.00 for all car groups. CDW Basic Cover only covers the body of the vehicle and does not cover roof, tires, rims and windows, broken/loss of keys or contamination of fuel. Damage to the under body-work and/or roof due to collision with bridges, tunnels, overhanging structures etc. is excluded from the damage cover, unless a force majeure can be proved.

  • All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as pick-up will be subject to a one-way fee. Domestic and international one-way rentals are permitted to selected locations and must be pre-booked or authorised at the time of pick-up. The one-way fee varies based on car category, location and pick up date. The exact amount of the one-way fee will be displayed during the reservation process when entering the dates, desired route and car category.

  • If the vehicle is returned with less than a full tank, a charge of 2.95 EUR per litre (excluding VAT) will be applied for refuelling services/fuel shortage. 

  • All-season tires, on request available on a limited number of car categories between 1 November and 31 March for a daily charge of 15,00 Euro and maximum 150,00 Euro per rental. In cases of loss or damage a replacement fee of 3500,00 Euro applies. If travelling cross border all-seadon tires may be a legal requirement. Please check with the rental branch at time of rental.

  • American Express, Mastercard, Diners Club and Visa credit cards are accepted. Debit cards, cash payments, travelers cheques and euro cheques are not accepted. An international valid credit card is always required for the authorization which is determined by the total rental amount - or in case of pre-paid reservations the total amount of ancillaries purchased at time of pickup- plus a deposit amount according to the below -
    car category- mini, economy, compact, intermediate and standard                                                                                                                      
    cdw basic cover - rental amount plus euro 400
    cdw super cover - rental amount plus euro  400  
    cdw top cover - rental amount plus euro 200
    car category-fullsize
    cdw basic cover, super cover or top cover - rental amount plus euro 600
    car category- premium and luxury
    cdw basic cover, super cover or top cover - rental amount plus euro 1200 amount
    these amounts will be held on the credit card until the vehicle is returned and the final rental charge is debited. Any charges for damages, fines, taxes, penalties and the related administration fees belonging to the rental period can also be debited from the credit card after the return of the vehicle.

  • Alamo provides 24/7 Breakdown and Assistance Service to the customer. This service is handled by ANWB Roadside Assistance. Further information specific to the Roadside Assistance, including the 24/7 assistance telephone number, will be provided at the time of rental. Roadside assistance is provided with the rental free of charge in case of mechanical breakdown, not due to driver negligence of willful misconduct.

    Alamo Rent-A-Car Roadside Assistance PLUS protection option:
    Roadside Assistance PLUS offers an additional cover for the call out costs* related to breakdowns caused by driver’s fault; flat tire, battery, lost keys or keys locked in the vehicle, out of fuel, refueling wrong type of fuel or tire exchange*. 
    *Excludes the eventual cost to repair the vehicle and of any travel cost to change the vehicle.
    In order to benefit from this cover, Renter must make contact with the dedicated Breakdown and Assistance Service immediately after the occurrence of the incident. If the Renter does not contact the Breakdown and Assistance Service and if Renter initiates steps or make any disbursements without the prior consent, the Roadside Assistance PLUS coverage does not apply.

    A basic break down service is included in your rental to cover call outs for mechanical faults and accidents.
    Roadside Assistance PLUS fee: EUR 5.00/day excluding VAT

  • All drivers (including additional drivers) must hold and produce a driving licence valid in the country where the rental takes place. The driving licence must have been issued by authorised authorities at least 12 months before the date of the commencement of the rental. In addition to the normal driving licence, an international driving licence is also mandatory if the driving licence is written in a language different to the one of the renting country and/or in characters that cannot be read in the renting country or if the driving licence is otherwise not valid in the European Union. An international driving permit is valid only if accompanied by the normal driving licence. Also a valid identity card or passport must be presented at time of rental. Note: Drivers licence, valid identity card or passport and credit card needs to be in renters name (main driver).

    Upon the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) the requirements for UK driving licence holders driving in EU member states may change. Please check requirements before travelling. Government advice may be found at

  • All the vehicles in the Alamo fleet are insured against bodily injury and property damage that you might inflict on a third party as a result of an accident involving the vehicle. The amounts for such liability cover are available on request. In particular, you must comply with the rule concerning permitted destinations, as set out in the article -use of the vehicle- above, in order to have the full benefit of the insurance provisions.

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