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This page features general information in regards to legal issues and motorcycling in Netherlands.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings etc.

 


Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Accommodation

Motorcycle Friendly Accommodation in the Netherlands

Age limit

Minimum age for riding a motorcycle in the Netherlands with a UK licence is 18 years old.

Crash Helmets

Compulsory for both rider and pillion for all motorcycles which can exceed 25km/h..

Drinking

Alcohol - 0.05 limit. A lower limit applies to new drivers (for the first five years) and moped riders up to the age of 24. This lower limit is 0.02 percent.

Fines

On the spot fines charged. If you are illegally parked, you may be fined or towed.

Fuel

Leaded petrol is not available.

Lights

Use of dipped headlights during the day is advised, though not compulsory. It is probhibted to drive only on side lights at night.

Motorcycle Insurance

3rd party compulsory.

Speed Limits

Unless otherwise signposted. In built up areas 31mph (50km/h), other areas between 49mph (80km/h) and on motorways up to 74mph (120k/h). No minimum speed on motorways.

Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings, insurance, EIHC's, IDP's etc.

 

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