· Any special requirements for driving in Holland?
· What should I know about Parking in Holland?
· How much does fuel cost in Holland?
· What is the speed limit on Dutch Roads?
· What is the conversion for kph to mph?
· What is the alcohol limit in Holland?
· Are there any Toll roads in Holland?
· What are the seat belt regulations in Holland?
· What is the minimum age for driving in Holland?
· Can I use my domestic licence in Holland?
· What documents may i need to carry?
· What terms may I find useful when driving in Holland?
· What number do I call for the emergency services in Holland?
Any special requirements for driving in Holland?
The Dutch drive on the right and overtake on the left. Dutch roads are maintained in excellent condition. Holland has a vast canal system throughout the country with many drawbridges in cities and villages. Cobblestone streets are common from large cities to small villages and are very slippery when wet. While driving in cities or villages, it is difficult to differentiate sidewalks, streets, and pedestrian zones from the color of the cobblestones. Use extreme caution, and follow the road signs.
Particular care should be taken while driving in Amsterdam,
where Trams are frequent. Trams can't change direction: If a
sign showing a red inverted triangle appears at the approach
to a roundabout this means traffic on the roundabout has right
of way. Otherwise traffic joining the roundabout has priority.
What should I know about Parking in Holland?
Parking is severely limited and strictly enforced, particularly in Amsterdam, where you can be fined or have your car towed away for illegal parking, or for failing to pay the necessary parking fee and displaying the ticket.
In some areas, signs marked 'I' and 'II' separated by a red
diagonal stripe may appear. These mean no parking on the left
on odd dates, no parking on the right on even dates. In cities,
you need a cardboard disc to park in "blue zone" areas.
These discs, placed on the dashboard, can be obtained at motor club
offices, tobacco shops and police stations. There is no parking where
the curb is painted black and white or yellow.
How much does fuel cost in Holland?
At the time of writing a litre of gasoline cost
approximately Fl. 2.70. Prices vary.
What is the speed limit on Dutch Roads?
Speed limit on Motorway: 120kph/74mph
Speed limit in Towns: 50kph/31mph
Speed limit on Major roads: 80kph/50mph
What is the conversion for kph to mph?
1 mile=1.6 km 1 U.S.
What is the alcohol limit in Holland?
The blood/alcohol limit in Holland is 0.05%.
Dutch police departments are cracking down on drink
driving offenses and regularly set up roadblocks to
catch drunk drivers. People are required to stop and
submit to a breath test without ever showing signs of
drinking. Depending on the seriousness of the offense,
you will face a fine, imprisonment and revocation of your
driver's licence. Refusal to submit to an alcohol test when
requested is also an offence. Refusal is treated the same as
a high degree of intoxication.
Are there any Toll roads in Holland?
Motorways are toll free. Tolls may be charged at some bridges and tunnels.
What are the seat belt regulations in Holland?
In Holland seatbelts are compulsory front and rear.
What is the minimum age for driving in Holland?
The minimum driving age in Holland is 18.
Can I use my domestic licence in Holland?
As a general rule, tourists and business travelers in
possession of a valid drivers licence may use that license
to drive in Holland. However in some instances an
international driver's license is required; international
driver's licenses can be obtained from automobile associations
in your home country.
What documents may i need to carry?
It is advisable to carry your driving licence, insurance
certificate and vehicle registration, along with your
What terms may I find useful when driving in Holland?
Unleaded gasoline - loodvrije benzine
Diesel - diesel
Toll - tol
Parking - parkeerplaats
Exit - afrit
Entrance - oprit
Detour - wegomleiding
Hospital - ziekenhuis
Police - politie
Police station - politie bureau
What number do I call for the emergency services in Holland?
Police/Ambulance/Fire Service - 112