Driving in Holland 

Compulsory items

  • 'GB' sticker, unless the registration plates have the GB logo on them
  • Registration and insurance documents
  • Crash helmets (motorcycles only)
  • Headlight converters

Speed limits

  • Built up areas: 31mph or 50km/h
  • Outside built up areas: 49mph or 80km/h
  • Motorways: 80mph or 130km/h
  • There is a minimum speed limit of 37mph or 60km/h on motorways


  • Children under 1.35m in height can only travel in the front seats of a vehicle if they are using an approved child seat that is appropriate for their age and size
  • Children under 3 years old are permitted to travel in the front seats if using a rear-facing child seat with the airbag deactivated


  • Buses, trams and bicycles usually have priority over cars
  • As in the UK, wearing seatbelts is a legal requirement.
  • In cases of illegal parking, a car may be towed or a fine issued
  • Vehicles can be confiscated in cases of excessive speeding
  • It is prohibited to drive with only sidelights at night
  • Whilst not compulsory, it is recommended that you take a warning triangle