Car Rental Utrecht

Starting from
31 $ per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 09/06/2018 - 09/13/2018 at Utrecht
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Hertz in Utrecht

Life in Utrecht is as peaceful and calm as the sedate ripples in the city’s waterways. One of the Netherlands’ oldest cities, its center is set around split-level canals, transporting you back through the years to a more serene time.

Outside Utrecht’s medieval heart, the city has been reinventing and transforming itself in recent times, presenting an increasingly modern city waiting to be discovered as you round every corner. The influence of students on the city can be seen with hip music venues tucked in beside artisan cafes and movie theaters.

Renting a car is the best way to ensure you see all the highlights of Utrecht during your visit, as well as giving you access to larger nearby cities, such as Rotterdam and The Hague.

We have a number of pickup points in Utrecht, including at the train station. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we aim to have you in your car and on the road as quickly and conveniently as possible so you can start your adventure.

Browse our range and reserve your ideal car in advance, whether you’re looking for a compact model or a larger vehicle that can fit the whole family.

There are no hidden extras and our best price guarantee means that, in the unlikely event you find Hertz car rental in Utrecht cheaper, we’ll refund the difference.

Pickup Locations Utrecht

  • Martin Ovenweg

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0900-1100, Su 1000-1100

    Address: Martin Ovenweg 16

    Phone: +31 (0) 30 2941428

  • W M Dudokweg 12

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su closed

    Address: Proostwetering 27 G

    Phone: +31 (0) 30 2410949

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Driving in and around Utrecht

Canals flow gently through the medieval center of this quaint city, setting the scene for a calming and peaceful visit to Utrecht – and that extends to the driving. However, it’s important to note that due to the canal network that gives the city its charm, many areas are off-limits to cars, so make sure to plan your journeys before you set off.

There are plenty of parking spaces in the city, so you can wander through pretty streets and along the canals on foot. You’ll see signposts for spaces once you’re in the center and it’s relatively easy to find spots on the streets and in garages.  

Utrecht is well-connected to the rest of the Netherlands. The A2, A12, A28 and N230 all run in and around the city, with major cities a short drive away. From the Ring Utrecht, follow the signs marked ‘Centrum’, which will take you into the center of the city via the main roads.

You’ll find the iconic 14th-century Dom Tower, the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, just off Domplein. The imposing De Haar Castle – the largest in the country – can be found on the outskirts of the city, reached via the N230 in just under 40 minutes.

Take the A27 and A1 to drive to Amsterdam in around an hour. There’s plenty to discover around the network of canals and narrow lanes that form the center of the Netherlands’ capital. The Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House and the Vondelpark are just a few of the highlights in this atmospheric city.

It’s also just under an hour via the A12 to the opulent home of the Dutch royal family, The Hague. An international food scene has also developed in the city thanks to its multicultural identity. 

Alternatively, take a 50-minute drive along A12 and A20 to the contemporary and culturally rich Rotterdam.In this Dutch cityyou can take a revolving glass lift up to 600 feet at the Euromast Tower, and look out to the North Sea and down on the quirky architecture.

Drive on the right in the Netherlands, like the rest of mainland Europe. Speed limits vary from 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas to 130km/h (80mph) on highways, although these will be well signposted.

A quick guide to Utrecht

The largest student population in the country has made Utrecht a vibrant and lively destination. Once you’ve soaked up the atmosphere and explored the medieval center, your rental car will give you the freedom to discover more of the beautiful Netherlands. 

Admire the blend of old and new architecture

If walls could talk, they’d have plenty to say in Utrecht. The city dates back to Roman times, and history can be seen everywhere you turn.

Explore the wharf – an old storage area that has been transformed in recent years while still retaining its historical essence. Browse the shops, grab a coffee or enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants.

Among the medieval structures and monuments, you’ll find the fascinating Rietveld Schröder House – a highlight of the De Stijl art movement. Built in 1924 by the world-famous architect Gerrit Rietveld, this cultural icon has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.

Visit the Science Park to see award-winning modern architecture or pass through the center to see Gothic styles such as the impressive Dom Tower.

Explore the multicultural Lombok district

Visit Lombok to discover the multicultural heart of the city. The smell of the exotic delicacies will be enough to get your mouth watering as you draw closer to the colorful Kanaalstraat. This central shopping street and the side streets that branch off it are filled with delicatessens, butchers and bakeries.

Once you’ve filled your shopping bags with ingredients from around the world, head into one of the trendy coffee bars such as Zwart Goud. Sit back in a cozy chair and watch the world go by as you sip a frothy cappuccino. 

Step into a fairytale at De Haar Castle

The largest castle in the Netherlands could have been taken straight from the pages of a fairy tale. As you approach, you’ll see the moats, gates and drawbridges as well as the ramparts and towers appear over the horizon.

The home of the Van Zuylen family may look like a medieval fortress but it was actually built in the early 20th century on the site of an old and derelict castle’s ruins. Surrounding the castle, you’ll find parkland full of trees, hidden gardens and ponds.

Make sure you visit the Rose Garden, a memorial to the family’s eldest son, where you’ll see more than 1,200 roses from 79 different species. This is particularly stunning in summer when they’re in full bloom.

Take a guided tour of the castle to learn more about its history. You’ll be following in the footsteps of A-listers such as Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot and Roger Moore, who have all soaked up the grandeur of the place.

Collect your rental car from Utrecht to discover the history of this impressive and beautiful city before visiting the Netherlands’ other captivating cities.