Driving Rules & Regulations in the Netherlands

netherlandsThe Netherlands is a delightfully flat country with an excellent, road network, making it the ideal destination for an enjoyable driving break. Giving you the freedom to explore local sights at your own pace, car hire in the Netherlands makes perfect sense. Here are the main points to remember when driving in the Netherlands:

  • Drive on the right.

  • At unmarked intersections, always give way to traffic coming from the right.

  • Bicycles have right of way.

  • Buses have right of way when pulling out.

  • Both you and your passengers must wear seatbelts. Children must use appropriate restraints.

  • The legal blood/alcohol limit is 0.02%.

  • Speed limits range from 50km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h on the open road, and 120km/h on motorways and dual carriageways.

  • Even holding a mobile phone while driving is an offence.

  • Always carry your driving licence, vehicle registration document, and insurance certificate.

  • Further information on Dutch road usage  is available here.

Now that you have the basics of driving in the Netherlands, check out car hire in the Netherlands from Nova Car Hire.