Driving licences

New expats can continue to use their foreign driving licence for a certain period after they arrive in the Netherlands. The length of licence validity can vary greatly (from 6 months to 15 years), depending on the country of issue.

It very much depends on the country you are from whether there is a licence exchange agreement. If there is not, you will have to take both a theoretical and a practical driving test.

More information

Click here for more information about driving licences (RDW).