The Hague

Transport

Do I need to have a Dutch driving license to drive in the Netherlands?

Everyone who lives in the Netherlands and intends to drive a motor vehicle must possess a valid driving license. You are considered a resident of the Netherlands if you spend at least 185 days a year in the country. You must be 18 years or older to drive a car in the Netherlands. For more information please refer to our Cars and Motoring document. Click here to register in our website and download it.

How do I obtain a Dutch driving license?

There are 2 options: Pass the Dutch driving test or exchange your foreign license for a Dutch license. If you have a driving license that was issued in one of the countries of the EU or the EFTA, you can normally carry on driving with the foreign driving license for up to 10 years after issue. For more information please refer to our Cars and Motoring document. Click here to register in our website and download it.

What is the quality of public transportation in the country?

Public transportation in the Netherlands is highly efficient. You can move around, depending on the area, by trams, buses and trains. For more information please refer to our Public Transport booklet. Click here to register in our website and download it.

How do I obtain a travel card in and around The Hague?

You can obtain either a personal travel card or general card. You can make use of different packages and discounts with the personal card, which you can get online. Visit this website: www.ov-chipkaart.nl. For more information please refer to our Public Transport booklet. Click here to register in our website and download it.

Do I need to pay a road tax in the Netherlands?

Yes. If you own a vehicle, you will need to pay road tax, depending on the type, age and weight of the vehicle, as well as the province you live in. For more information visit this website, where you can find out how much tax you pay according to your type of vehicle: http://www.belastingdienst.nl/rekenhulpen/motorrijtuigenbelasting/ For more information please contact us at outpost@shell.com

 

Outpost The Hague

Focal point: Andrea van der Togt
Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9.30 - 16.00 Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Languages: Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Slovak, Afrikaans,
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