Apply for an International Driver License for Netherlands


Apply for driving license translation from English to Dutch now, and forget about the problems with renting and driving a car in an Dutch-speaking country.

A driving license has an absolutely different design and form depending on the country, its national language, and the region or state where it was issued. When travelling abroad you may find out that your domestic driving license fails to meet standards and is considered invalid. This would be an unpleasant surprise for you but you can avoid it by using to our services.

List of countries.

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American Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Caribbean Netherlands

  • International Driving License has no legal status.
Driving tips for the Caribbean Netherlands:
  • It’s prohibited to drive a vehicle under the influence.
  • According to the traffic rules, you should drive at the roundabout in accordance with certain requirements. The circle at such an intersection is the main road, and all the others are secondary.
  • It is allowed to drive at a speed of no more than 40 km/h in the built-up area, outside it - at a speed of 60 km/h. Traffic police officers use radars for fixing a speed.
  • You aren’t allowed to overtake trucks in built-up areas.
  • It is forbidden to park in front of post offices, airports, as well as on road sections with heavy traffic.
  • Be careful when driving, especially in the dark. There are many wild animals on the road during this period. In addition, pedestrians who often walk along the wrong side of the road are also dangerous.
  • Local roads become very slippery after the rain.
  • You can be fined for a blown light bulb. Make sure the car is in working order.
  • Don’t forget to close the car’s windows and doors. Don’t leave the car unattended.
  • Remember that there are many one-way streets in the Caribbean Netherlands. Look out for signs.
  • The minimum age for getting a driver's license in the Caribbean Netherlands is 18.
Cayman Islands
Cook Islands
Curacao

  • International Driving License is recognized.
Driving tips for Curacao:
  • Driving in Curacao is right-hand.
  • The minimum age for renting a car is 21. The minimum age for obtaining a driver's license is 18.
  • The maximum permitted speed in built-up areas is 50 km/h, on rural roads - 80 km/h.
  • Seat belts are required for both the driver and passengers.
  • There is no officially approved blood alcohol content for drivers on the island.
  • It is prohibited to use a mobile phone if the car isn’t equipped with a wireless headset.
  • Keep in mind that traffic lights on Curacao don’t have an intermediate orange signal when switching from a red light to a green one.
  • There are no toll roads in Curacao.
Cyprus
Dominica
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guam
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia
Montserrat
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands

  • International Driving License is recognized.
Driving tips for the Netherlands:
  • Driving in the Netherlands is on the right side of the road.
  • The maximum allowed speed limit is 50 km/h on urban roads, 80-110 km/h on rural roads and 110-130 km/h on highways.
  • Buckle up if you don’t want to be fined heavily.
  • The maximum allowed drink drive limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The minimum driving age in the Netherlands is 18 years.
  • Using a mobile phone while driving is sanctioned with a fine of €420.
  • Keep in mind that if you horn too often, especially at night, you will be fined heavily.
  • Studded tyres in winter are prohibited. Use chains or winter tyres instead.
  • We recommend you to drive with dipped headlights all day long when in the country.
  • Respect the cyclists.
New Zealand
Nigeria
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine Autonomous
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Rwanda
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten

  • International Driving License has no legal status.
Driving tips for Sint Maarten:
  • Sint Maarten drives on the right side of the road.
  • The maximum drink drive limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • Sint Maarten has the following speed regulations: 40 km/h — in cities, 60 km/h — on rural roads, 80 km/h — on highways.
  • Seat belt is a must for the front/rear passengers.
  • The minimum driving age in Sint Maarten is 18 years. Car rental is available for persons no younger than 21. The maximum rental age is 70 years.
  • You must use a hands free device. Otherwise, you may be fined.
  • Beware of livestock on the road. However, here this is already a tradition to yield the way to cows.
  • You may cross over to the French side of the island called Saint Martin but before it inform your car rental company of your plans.
  • Safety camera devices are not forbidden. However, we recommend you sticking to the speed limits.
  • If the police stop you for any driving offence, you will be given a penalty notice that must be paid within 21 days at the police station.
  • You are not allowed to transport children under the age of five in the front seat. Use a child restraint that corresponds to the weight and height of a child. Place it in the rear seat.
  • Third party liability insurance is a must.
  • There are no toll roads in Sint Maarten.
Solomon Islands
Somaliland
South Africa
South Sudan
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tokelau Islands
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Dutch speaking countries.
Aruba

  • International Driving License is recognized.
Driving tips for Aruba:
  • There is a right-hand driving on the island.
  • The left lane of the road is for overtaking.
  • Both driver and passengers must wear seat belts.
  • Motorcyclists must wear a helmet.
  • Children under 5 years of age can only be transported in a special holding device. Children over 5 years of age must be transported in the back seat of the car.
  • There are the following speed limits on the roads of the country: 40 km/h - in built-up areas, 60 km/h - outside built-up areas, 80 km/h - on all other roads.
  • In areas with an uncontrolled intersection, the car owner gives way to the right.
  • It is prohibited to turn right on the red.
  • Vehicles entering the roundabout are required to give way to ones that are already at this intersection.
  • Honking on the roads of the island is allowed only with the threat of crash.
  • In Aruba, you are prohibited to park in the following cases: i) in areas with yellow road markings; ii) on bridges; (iii) in a section marked with a continuous line, in the middle of the road, if the distance between the safety island and the parked vehicle is less than 3 meters; iiii) within 5 meters from the bus stop.
  • Only people aged 21 to 70 can rent a car (provided that the driving experience is at least two years).
Belgium

  • International Driving License is recognized.
Driving tips for Belgium:
  • In Belgium, they drive on the right side of the road.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • The maximum permitted driving speed is 20-30 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on highways.
  • The minimum age to drive in Belgium is 18 years. The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years.
  • Hands-free is a must.
  • The maximum allowed drink drive limit is 59 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • You are prohibited to use safety camera warning devices in Belgium.
  • Children whose height is less than 1.35 cm are not allowed to sit in the front seat unless you are using an appropriate restraint system. For babies, use only rear-facing seats. Don’t forget to check if the airbag is disabled.
  • You must carry a warning road triangle, a reflective vest, a fire extinguisher and a first-aid kit.
Saint Martin

  • International Driving License is recognized.
Driving tips for Saint Martin:
  • Saint Martin abides the French laws, thus, it drives on the right.
  • Road signs and markings look quite awful, thus, sometimes it may be too difficult to find a necessary address.
  • Roads in Saint Martin are narrow and windy. That's why we recommend you to exercise cautiousness behind the wheel.
  • Overtaking is on the left side of the road.
  • Always buckle up!
  • Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to sit in the front seat. To transport children under the age of 4, use restraint systems which correspond to the height and weight of a child.
  • The maximum drink drive limit in Saint Martin is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • Hands free is a must. Otherwise, you may be fined 730€.
  • Beware of livestock in remote areas of the island. Cattle crossing may provoke car accidents.
  • According to the local traffic rules and regulations a driver must yield the way to cows.
  • In rainy weather, the roads get slick. Be extremely alert and stick to the given speed limits.
  • Exercise cautiousness when parking in Philipsburg (the capital) and at airports. Tow trucks operate quite often. To recover your vehicle, you will have to pay heavy money.
  • Local drivers tend to honk at each other on the road. That's how they greet one another.
  • The maximum speed on open roads is 100 km/h, and 50 km/h in built-up areas.
  • Gas stations accept no credit cards. Thus, don't forget to take some cash with you.
Suriname

  • International Driving License is recognized.
  • International Driving License is required.
Driving tips for Suriname:
  • Suriname drives on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Child seat is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must.
  • The maximum allowed drink drive limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The maximum permitted speed limit is 40 km/h on urban roads, 60 km/h on rural roads and 90 km/h on highways.
  • If you are going to visit Suriname during the rainy season (November-January, April-July), you’d better rent a four-wheel drive car.
  • Road conditions are poor. Drive carefully.
  • If you want to rent a car, you must be at least 21 and have 1+ year driving experience.

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With the DLT you will overcome any language barriers and will be able to easily drive worldwide. It doesn’t matter what foreign country you are going to visit, as you can rent a car all around the world with the International Driver Document (IDD). If you are stopped while driving, show both your International Driving License (IDL) and your domestic driving license. You will also have a translation book and can show it if needed.

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