Located at the heart of the Netherlands, precisely in the centre of the country is the city of Harderwijk. A city since the 12's, Harderwijk has a great deal of history about it, mostly notably it was known primarily as a fishing town, although that is no longer the case. Today it is perhaps best known for its incredible marine life park, where visitors flock to see dolphins on display. Hiring a car in Harderwijk means that you'll easily find your way around the city, exploring all of the historical sites, driving to the old defensive walls of the city.
The highlight of any visit to Harderwijk is the Dolfinarium, a marine life park in the city which is home to a great many dolphins. The park also has seals, sea lions, and walruses. The park has a number of walkways encased in glass where you can watch the animals in their natural habitat, as well as shows and demonstrations with all of the animals to keep the whole family entertained. The park is located on Strandboulevard Oost 1, and is easily accessible by car. Hiring a car in Harderwijk means that you'll be able to find your way to the park easily and arrive at your own leisure.
If you are visiting Harderwijk city for an extended period of time and you are looking for a place to visit for the day, then the nearby town of Hierden is perfect. Those who seek a bit of solitude, and 'me time' will find that Hierden is the ideal spot. The De Zwaluwhoeve wellness spa is located in the town and so those who want to be pampered and unwind for the day will find no better option than to drive over to Hierden, and receive excellent massages, and relax. The town is just ten minutes away on the Parallelweg.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0800-1000, Su closed
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.