Guide to Driving In Holland - Drive Safe in Holland

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Holland and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

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motorway speed limit

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Drink Drive Limit

 

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Holland on the Right side  
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The currency in Holland is 
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To rent a car is   years and to drive is years of age
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Current fuel price in Holland 1.70 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Holland

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Holland?

Driving in Netherlands
Pocket guide to driving in Netherlands
Profile:
Netherlands
Amsterdam
EURO
Driving in Netherlands
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
130
Speed limit in Netherlands
Holiday:
Rush hour in Netherlands
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Netherlands
FUEL:
1.53
1.30
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Netherlands
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Netherlands
MIN AGE:
18
19
Min driving age in Netherlands
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Netherlands
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Netherlands
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Netherlands
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Netherlands
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Netherlands
Driving in Holland

In Holland, traffic drives on the right in left hand drive cars. If you are taking your car to Holland, be aware that your view of the road will be restricted. All hire cars in Holland will be left hand drive which take some getting used to. Be particularly careful pulling out at junctions. Winters can be icy so consider snow chains if the weather deteriorates.

Rules of the road

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Fuel Prices in Holland by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
You must not park next to kerbs painted black and white or yellow. Parking is also not permitted where the ‘P’ signs forbid it
 
Paid parking          
 
Almost invariably, you must pay for roadside parking in Dutch towns and cities and this means getting a ticket from a machine on the kerb nearby. The ticket must be displayed face up. You can usually pay with cash or credit card and a number of cities are now allowing mobile phone payment too.
 
Blue Disc
 
It’s possible to buy an International Blue Parking Disc from many shops and kiosks. There are special parking areas for holders of these and you can park there for a set number of hours. It’s often a much cheaper way to park.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is often done by camera and the country’s vast network of CCTV quickly spots errant cars. It’s not long before police, often in unmarked cars will arrive to fine you or tow your car away.
 
Disabled parking
 
The Netherlands follows EU guidelines on parking for holders of an EU Disabled Parking Permit.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

The emergency number in the Netherlands is the European standard: 112

What to do in an emergency

In an emergency, you must display a warning triangle 30m from the vehicle and have your hazard warning lights on. Call the emergency services on 112 and wait with the vehicle until they arrive. It is an offence to leave the scene of an accident where someone has been injured. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

I have broken down:                           Ik heb afgebroken
Where is the police station?:            Waar is het politiebureau?
I have a flat tyre:                                  Ik heb een lekke band
I have been in an accident:                Ik heb een ongeluk gehad
Where is?:                                              Waar is?
Where can I buy petrol?:                   Waar kan ik benzine kopen?

Holland Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Holland by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.36 1.70
May, 2019 1.40 1.72
Apr, 2019 1.37 1.68
Mar, 2019 1.37 1.61
Feb, 2019 1.34 1.57
Jan, 2019 1.30 1.53

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Holland and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
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Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

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