I am currently planning on renting a car at the airport in Amsterdam and driving up to Groningen to visit friends. I was told that the procedure for renting a car is "different" than renting in the US. How so?
Would it just be easier to take the train to Groningen and rent a car there? Oh, and I'll need an automatic car for sure since I've only been behind the wheel of a manual once and don't wish to experiment on a rental in a foreign country! Once in Groningen, I would need a car to travel to places not readily accessible by train, so sticking just to rail travel for the length of my trip is not an option.
Any help would be much appreciated! Trying to sort out the logistics for this has given me a headache!!