Category Archives: Netherlands


Do I need a car in Amsterdam? Amsterdam city centre has a reputation as a cyclists’ paradise and a driver’s nightmare, but is that still the case for the area around the city, and for the rest of the Netherlands? Is Amsterdam car hire ever really an option? Amsterdam is also world-famous as a party… Read More »


Should I rent a car in Eindhoven? So Eindhoven is a major Dutch city where everyone cycles, and which has a vast network of cycle paths which includes the spectacular showpiece “Hovenring” floating bridge. Eindhoven is also important junction on the Dutch railway network, with plentiful trains available throughout the Netherlands, and with longer distance… Read More »


Should I hire a car in Groningen? I’ve included Groningen in my list of 100 cities for one very simple reason – it is the world’s cycling capital, with a claim of 60% of journeys being made by bicycle and plans to increase this still further. So just as I would regard Zürich as Europe’s… Read More »


Is it worth hiring a car in Rotterdam? Dutch cities are well known for being exceptionally friendly to cyclists, and Rotterdam additionally has a very well developed public transport network, but can this also be a good base for getting around by car? [topNP city=”Rotterdam”] A few things to consider! Because you can – it’s a… Read More »