Amsterdam Schipol Airport Car Rental
One of the most interesting and appreciated European destinations is certainly Amsterdam, a very fascinating Dutch city not only for being considered the Venice of the North, but also for its many important places by the points of view of culture, art and history.
Amsterdam Schipol Airport is the most important in the entire Dutch territory for the passenger traffic that transits every year and, moreover, it is among the 5 busiest European airports for passenger traffic.
The construction of this important airport started in the early XX century and, originally, it was small and used only for military flights. At the end of the 1930s it was turned into a civil airport and in 1936 it was the second airport in the Old Continent to be equipped with an asphalt runway.
During the Second World War, it was completely destroyed by the German air forces and, after the end of the war, it was entirely rebuilt, becoming in short time a strategic airport in the heart of Europe.
Among the main airlines working here, we must mention KLM, that grants connections to many cities, such as London, Lisbon, Abu Dhabi, and EasyJet, low-cost company that allows you to reach Catania and Milan.
Another strength of this airport is that it is only 15 km from Amsterdam city centre, that means you can reach the city in about 20 minutes with the car rental at Amsterdam airport.
Amsterdam: points of interest
Once landed in Amsterdam Airport and picked a rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure, you can soon start a tour discovering this city and its many points of interest.
Taking advantage of the car rental at Amsterdam Airport, you can soon move to one of the most famous city quarters: the Red Light District. Besides the most known aspect – prostitution in the Netherlands is legal – it is worth to visit this area to see the Erotic Museum: here you can take an interesting journey back in time and discover how the conception of and the relation with sex has changed through centuries.
Still in this quarter, it is worth a visit to the Old Church: this building is an interesting example of Gothic architecture and is also the unique catholic building you can find in the city.
Among the points of interest there is also the Jordan District: this quarter is rich in suggestion, since it is a historic quarter born during the Industrial Revolution. Jewish Quarter is very interesting too: here, among the many must-see places, the Portuguese Synagogue stands out for importance. For those who do not know, this worship place was built by Portuguese Jews arrived in the Netherlands in XV century.
The near Joods Museum allows you to discover all about the history of Dutch Jews. Obviously, you must have a walk to discover some of the many canals that contribute to the charm of the city.
Amsterdam: art and culture
Counting on the car rental service at Amsterdam Airport, you can get to Dam Square, one of the historic places of the city. It is very important from the cultural and artistic points of view, because it hosts the Royal Palace: this impressive building is not the official residence of the royal family of the Netherlands, that uses it only for official occasions. But it deserves a visit for its extraordinary beauty.
When one speaks about art and culture in Amsterdam, the mind obviously runs to the Van Gogh Museum: its inauguration dates back to 1973 and visiting it during a vacation in the city is almost a moral must.
Exploiting the car rental service at Amsterdam Airport, there are other two places you absolutely must visit; the first one is the Rijksmuseum, a museum that is too often overshadowed by the one dedicated to Van Gogh, but that is actually the most important one in the country artistically and historically, considering all that you can admire here.
The other place is absolutely exciting and emblematic: the House of Anna Frank, the place where the girl lived for two years during the Nazi occupation of the city, before to be found and to die into a killing camp. A visit to this place is absolutely unmissable to try to understand the horror of the war and of unhuman violence, that has involved the entire Europe and the world in those years.
Lastly, if you love nature, it is worth a visit to Vondelpark, the most important public park of the city, and also one of the places where the most interesting city events are held.