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Driving in Amsterdam

Register online

Enter your personal data, including your address and payment information on the car2go website for access to carsharing in Amsterdam.

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Download app

Simply scan your driver's license1 using the app. We can then directly validate both your driver's license and address so that you are able to use car2go carsharing straight away.

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Go to a validation point

In case the online validation didn't work, find a validation shop and present your driver’s license and ID card. You are then free to enjoy carsharing in Amsterdam with car2go.

Validation points in your neighborhood

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Your driver's license please!

You´ve already registered for car2go? Great! Now you only need two more steps till you can drive car2go for the first time.

The car2go app is the key to car2go. Simply download the car2go app for free, complete the validation and afterwards you can already find vehicles via app, book, open and drive off. Everything about the rent with your smartphone you can find under rent.car2go.com.

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    After downloading the app you're almost done: You can easily validate your license online with the car2go app. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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      Search and reserve

      With the car2go app you can easily find and reserve any available vehicle.

      car2go app

      With the car2go app you can easily find and reserve any available vehicle.

      Reserve your car2go with the app up to 20 minutes before departure. With the car2go app you can easily find and reserve every available car2go.

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        Click "start rental" button in the app and wait until the car will open. Enter your 4 digit PIN on the touchscreen inside the car. The car will thus open.

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          You can easily end the rental anywhere in the home area with the car2go app or the screen on the dashboard in the car. You can now park for free within the car2go home area.

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            Use your smartphone as your remote control with the car2go app.

            Your smartphone is your remote control: the app displays all available vehicles on a real-time map. Find a car, reserve it using your smartphone. car2go is always available to you whenever you need it.

              car2go electric drive vehicles can be charged at any charging station: use the car2go app to find the one closest to you. However, charging is not required: If you charge your car2go with a charge level of < 30% you´ll get 4 € car2go credit2. Please ensure not to park without charging at the charging stations – which is not only unfair towards the community, but also against our policy, which means that it leads to fines.

                Driving car2go is easy!

                Have a look – this video shows how car2go works.

                This is how the car2go app works

                This is how you rent a car2go with the car2go app.

                Hassle-free parking

                Parking? Is on us.


                You can park your car2go for free on every public parking lot within the car2go home area. Private and corporate parking lots are taboo for car2gos.* If you leave your car2go outside the home area, additional costs may occur.

                * In all car2go cities there may be special arrangements for parking. Therefore, make sure to check them out on the website before your journey to see which rules apply in your city.

                Parking rules

                Any questions left?

                Answers to all your questions about car sharing in Amsterdam you’ll find in the FAQs.

                1. Your driver's license must have been valid for at least 1 year. If you go to a validation point, you'll be asked to present your driver's license and a valid photo ID. We accept driver’s licenses issued in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). We also accept non-EU and -EEA driver's licenses but these are valid for 6 months only from first entry in Germany. For validation, your driver's license must be accompanied by a certified translation (or an International Driver's Permit), a passport, proof of residency in Germany, and proof of date of entry into Germany (e.g. boarding pass, entry visa, proof of residence).

                2. car2go credit will be applied automatically to trips charged on your default payment profile.