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Driving in Netherlands

A Motorists' guide to driving in Netherlands

National Flag
Netherlands National Flag
Capital: Amsterdam
Language: Dutch, Frisian, (English is very widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Country ID:
NL

Half of the Netherlands’ land mass (which covers 41,526 sq km) lies at or below sea level protected by a system of dykes, sand dunes and dams. This means that there’s always the danger of floods, especially in particularly low-lying areas like Zeeland, where, in 1953, 1835 people drowned due to regional flooding. The country’s highest point is the Vaalserberg (321m) in the province of Limburg.

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and currently ranks in the top 15 (although of those only 3 have populations in excess of 10 million).

The country is located at mouths of three of Europe's largest rivers namely the Rhine, the Maas or Meuse, and the Scheldt.

Driving distance map of Netherlands
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Driving in Netherlands

Speed Limits

Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Useful phone numbers in Netherlands

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Ambulance, police & fire: 112

Some useful phrases

Useful Phrases

Hallo (hello); dag (goodbye); bedankt (thank you); sorry/excuses (sorry)

Places to drive to in Netherlands

Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen
Centre Parcs Het Meerdal
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos
Centre Parcs De Eemhof
Centre Parcs Port Zélande

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