Driving in the Netherlands
Road rules of Netherlands
We have put together some key Dutch road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Netherlands location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In The Netherlands, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Do not use horn in a built up area unless in danger.
- Trams have right of way
- Parking discs can be obtained from a rental station.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 49 mph (80 km/h) or 62 mph (100 km/h)
- Motorways: 74 mph (120km/h – 130km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt
- Children under12 and/or less than 135cm must be seated in appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- All compulsory equipment for a rental car in The Netherlands is provided by Avis.
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number