THE DUTCH DRIVER’S LICENSE
Life can be hectic. Do you find yourself rushing between appointments and hurrying to get your kids to school on time? If so, you may not be able to rely on public transport and you may need to drive. As a rule, you will need a license for this! This page will explain how you can apply for a Dutch driver’s license. Under certain conditions, you might be able to use your foreign license in NL, or simple exchange it for a Dutch one. Read on to find out which rules apply to you.
RESIDENCY IN NL
Generally, you are required to have a Dutch driver’s license if you are a resident of the Netherlands, and you wish to operate a motor vehicle here. You are a considered to be a Dutch resident if you spend at least 185 days per calendar year in the Netherlands.