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Is there an additional charge to take a rental car out of italy if starting in Rome and going to Amsterdam?

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Mary from Leicester
>Is there an additional charge to take a rental car out of italy if starting in Rome and going to Amsterdam?
In a word, yes. Of course there will be.....and it will almost certainly be a very substantial additional charge. That's assuming you can find a rental company which will actually allow the trip....
See below for more details.
Italy, The Netherlands and the countries between the two are all in the Schengen Area so there are no formal borders to cross on the 1600+km/995+m drive from Rome to Amsterdam
Exactly how much you are charged to take a rental car out of Italy (or any other European country) depends on the individual rental company but there will always be an additional charge.
Some rental companies do not allow their vehicles to be taken out of the country at all. Some only allow their vehicles to be taken into countries which border the one in which the rental originates. A few may allow their vehicles to travel within all EU countries.
Some companies do not allow one-way rental at all. Some only allow it within the country of rental. Those which do allow one-way rentals always make an additional charge. A one-way rental ending in another country will, if allowed, carry a bigger charge.
If you can find a company which allow you to rent in Italy then leave the vehicle in a country 1600+km/995+m away you can expect to pay a very substantial additional charge.
The legally-required insurance charge also increases if the vehicle is taken out of the country of origin. It will be substantially more if the vehicle is to travel through several countries.
If you do manage to find a rental company which will allow this trip ....and I think you may struggle to do so....you can expect to pay very hefty additional charges.
Imo, it would make more sense...and be hugely less expensive... to travel by train. European trains are safe, comfortable, easy to use and have an extensive network. You could very easily organise a rail trip from Rome to Amsterdam which goes via all the places you might want to visit on the way.
Deutsche Bahn/DB, the excellent official German railway website in English, carries train times and details for all European trains (apart from a very few private & commuter lines) https://www.bahn.com/en

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