Filling up smart in the Netherlands

You probably hear it all the time – fuel prices just keep going up and up. Certainly for people who have to cover a lot of miles with their (rental) car, fuel prices can really take a big chunk out of your budget. Did you know, for example, that the price at the pump is often determined by the location? By choosing your pumps carefully, you can easily save 10 -20 cents per litre. In this blog, we give you some tips on how to save money when fuelling up in the Netherlands.

If you’re looking for an affordable place to pump, you should certainly keep reading.

  1. Gas stations along highways are often more expensive than other places in the Netherlands.
  2. Whenever gas stations give discounts, these discounts will usually be highest on Saturdays. Almost no pumps have special discounts on Mondays. This is also true for filling up in the morning – it will almost always be more expensive than in the afternoons or evenings.
  3. Fuel prices at service stations are also generally more expensive than at self-service stations.
  4. There are also a number of fuel cards available that will lower the price at many stations. These include, for example, the ANWB, UnitedConsumers and the MKB fuel cards. In most cases, these fuel cards are strictly for commercial drivers.
  5. Be sure to check the fuel prices at your local filling stations before you start driving. Some sites and apps will tell you exactly where you can if you want to save money on fuelling up, such as brandstof-zoeker.nl (fuel seeker).