Driving Tips in Holland - Sixt rent a car


Driving in Holland varies from the UK so use this Sixt guide for advice and tips to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant journey.

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Rules & Regulations

Here are some rules and driving tips to take a note of when driving in Holland:

  • In Holland remember that you have to drive on the right and overtake on the left hand side of the road.
  • The minimum age of a UK licence holder is 18.
  • Third party motor insurance is compulsory in Holland.
  • Seat belts are compulsory for front and rear seat occupants if fitted.
  • If you are caught drinking and driving in Holland, be warned that if the level of alcohol in your bloodstream is over 0.05 per cent you will face a penalty which could mean you will be fined, have your licence withdrawn or even face imprisonment. There is a lower limit of 0.02 percent which applies to new drivers up to the age of 24. In some cases a blood test will be necessary after a breath test.
  • You can face on the spot fines if you park illegally, the police can impose and collect on the spot fines or tow the vehicle away. Vehicles can also be confiscated in the case of excess speeding and drink driving.
  • Buses have right of way when leaving bus stops in built-up areas.

Mobile telephones may only be used with a hands-free system whilst driving in Holland. Even holding a mobile in a moving vehicle is considered an offence.

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Speed Limits

Here are the legal speed limits for driving in Holland:

  • The speed limit in Holland is 31 mph (50 km/h) in built up areas
  • 49 mph (80 km/h) or 62 mph (100 km/h) in outside built up areas
  • 80 mph (130 km/h) on motorways
  • Standard legal limits may be varied by signs. Only vehicles capable of 37 mph (60 km/h) are permitted on motorways.
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Things to Bring Along

Here are the compulsory documents and equipment to carry:

  • Warning triangle or hazard warning lights must be used in case of an accident or breakdown (recommended that warning triangle always be carried).
  • A driving licence
  • Car registration papers
  • Insurance documents
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Additional Information

Sixt car rental has a number of branches in Holland scattered all over the country including all the major cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

Drive through the capital city of Amsterdam and explore its many museums, bars and canals. If you go just outside of the City you can go to Zaanse Schans a small town with six windmills, a wooden shoe workshop, a cheese farm and much more.

Visit Rotterdam and go to the Euromast for a fantastic view of the city, the Erasmus bridge which has become an important part of the cities landscape or Laurenskerk which is a church, one of the oldest buildings in the city dating back to medieval times and finished in 1525.

You might want to go to the Hague, The seat of the government and while you’re there take in some of the sights. Madurodam is a miniature city of famous miniature buildings of Holland and well worth checking out. Go to the Palace Noordeinde, built in 1533 and the official work and reception palace for Queen Beatrix or check out the Oude Stadhuis (Old Town Hall) built in 1564 for some more history.

Drive to some of the picturesque countryside in Holland by driving to the Village of Bemelen. Or maybe you could take a trip to Daalhof and see the Daalhof Tower built during the cold war and originally used to check the local airspace for military planes.

You will be able to make the most of your time in Holland with you Sixt car rental. You can explore the country at your own leisure and enjoy everything that it has to offer because Sixt will meet the requirements of your car rental needs.

After reading our Germany driving tips why not have a look at some of the other locations we have covered including Portugal,Spain and the Czech Republic.

* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.