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Applying to collect a driving licence in the Netherlands

Have you passed your practical driving test? You can then collect your driving licence at your municipality. You are not allowed to drive a vehicle until you have collected your driving licence.

In the Netherlands the minimum age to sit a practical driving exam for a car is 17 years. Those who pass are only allowed to drive with a coach (supervisor), until they are 18. If you want to apply for a driving licence as a 17-year old, you must first apply for a begeleiderspas (accompanied driving permit) (in Dutch). You can then select up to 5 supervisors who can register to accompany you while driving. The names of the supervisors you have chosen will be on the accompanied driving permit. These supervisors accompany you while you are driving until your 18th birthday.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a driving licence

If you are going to live in The Netherlands, you may continue to drive with the driving licence for another 185 days. After that, you have to exchange the driving licence via your municipality. Please make an appointment online in the town hall. RDW (Netherlands Vehicle Authority) evaluates your application. Have you obtained your driving licence in a country outside the European Union? In that case, a licence exchange is usually not possible. You will then have to take a driving test again.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Wageningen

Visiting address

Markt 22

6700AA Wageningen

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