Amsterdam is not only the Capital of the Netherlands, but also the major city of the Province of North Holland. A charming city with much to see, it is the wider area that offers most to car rental holidaymakers.
The Province of North Holland was made wealthy by the North Sea oil and gas industry, and a car rental tour of the region will reveal many treats. The area's main cities of Alkmaar, Den Helder, Haarlem and Hilversum all have their unique charms, while the Dutch landscape of windmills, dikes and ditches is very picturesque for car rental travellers.
Car rental is also a good way to explore the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, both along the edge of the former Zuiderzee. In both these delightful towns some local people still dress in the centuries' old traditional costume of the region.
No car rental tour of the Amsterdam area would be the same without a trip to the famous Dutch cheese making town of Edam. Renowned for its signature red wax-covered cheese, the town was once a whaling port in the 18th century, with over 30 shipyards. It is now more famous for its tourist cheese markets, as is the nearby town of Alkmaar - also easily accessible with car rental.
We also recommend a car rental journey to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens, just outside Amsterdam. Covering over 70 acres, these gardens were established over half a century ago to stage huge open air flower exhibitions. Car rental tourists can have a great day out viewing this showcase for the blooms of local growers, perhaps buying some fragrant bulbs from the large range on offer.
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