Travel to Holland by car


The Netherlands is very well suited for car travel. The roads are well-maintained and the road markings and signpost make it easy to find your way around. From Amsterdam, you can reach most cities like Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Delft and Leiden within an hour’s drive. Groningen and Maastricht take about two hours. Holland only has two toll roads; the tunnels ‘Westerscheldetunnel’ and ‘Dordse Kil’.


Cars in Holland run on gasoline or diesel. The pumps at the petrol stations indicate which type of fuel they contain. Some cars in Holland run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). 

Most gas stations are open 7 days a week and sell diesel, gasoline and, in most cases, LPG.  

Maximum Speed

The maximum speed on the national motorways lies between 130 or 100 kilometers an hour. Within the urban areas, speed limits are set at 50 kilometers an hour and, in some cases, 80 kilometers an hour.

Speed Penalties

There are many speed cameras and other traffic control devices in the Netherlands. The penalties for speeding, using your mobile phone while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving through a red light can easily run up to a few hundred Euros.

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