You must always apply for and pick up a driver's license in person.

Apply for driving license 1st time

Make an appointment online for application and pickup (see "Making an Appointment").

Driver's license renewal

Do you want to renew your driver's license, have a category added or apply for a reissuance after invalidation? The RDW now allows you to do so online. For more information, see: Driving license, renew online

Don't want to (or can't) apply online through the RDW?

Then you can arrange the renewal of your driver's license at the City Hall counter. More information can be found below.

Add category or reissue

Would you like to have a category added? Or would you like to request a re-issue after invalidation? You can arrange this online. For more information, see: Driving license, renew online.

Rush application for driver's license

Need your driver's license fast? Then take advantage of the rush application. Keep in mind additional fees.

  • Call 14 079 to make an appointment.
  • There is no need to make an appointment for pickup.
  • After your appointment at the front desk, the emergency application goes into effect.
  • Application before 2 p.m. at the counter > pick up driver's license the next business day from 11 a.m. onwards.
  • Application after 2 p.m. at the counter > pick up driver's license after 2 working days.
  • We are closed on Mondays. Rush application on Friday > pick up driver's license on Tuesday.

Driver's license lost, stolen, damaged or illegible?

Reporting online

  • You can report the loss or theft online 24/7 through the RDW website.
  • You will receive immediate confirmation of the declaration.
  • At the municipality you can then apply and new driver's license.
  • To do so, make an appointment online to apply for and pick up your driver's license (see "Make an Appointment").

Report in person at city hall

  • You report to the Public Square counter and immediately apply for a new driver's license.
  • To do so, make an appointment online to apply for and pick up your driver's license (see "Make an Appointment").

Driver's license damaged or illegible?

  • You must have the driver's license replaced.
  • You will get a driver's license that is valid until the same date as your old license.

Younger than 18?

  • 2toDrive allows you to get your car license before you turn 18.
  • From 16 and a half years you can start driving lessons. From age 17 you can take driving tests.
  • Have you passed? Then you may drive with a companion until you are 18.
  • Before you apply for the driver's license, you must first apply for the companion pass. Then you can apply for your driver's license at the municipality.

Medical examination/health statement

You must be medically examined before you can apply for your driver's license if:

  • You want a truck or bus driver's license (category C or D).
  • You are 75 years of age or older.
  • You have a physical or mental disability.

For more information, visit the website of the Central Bureau of Driving Licenses (CBR).

Due to huge pressures, CBR recommends submitting the Health Declaration 6 months before your driving license expires via My CBR. Especially if you expect to need to see one or more medical specialists.

Category expansion

Have you obtained an additional driving license? If so, you must renew your driver's license. You can arrange this online at: Driving license, renew online. On your new license, the obtained category will be added.

Code 95 required on driving license for C categories

Code 95 is a mandatory indication on the driving license of professional drivers from the Eu and working in the Eu. The code is valid for 5 years.

For more information, visit the CBR | Occupational Driver C and/or D website or the RDW | Certificate of Professional Competence website .

Exchange foreign driving license

With a foreign driving license, you can only continue to drive in the Netherlands for a certain period of time. After that, you must exchange your foreign driving license for a Dutch one.

Exchange is possible only if your driver's license is still valid and from a country mentioned in the following lists:

In certain cases, you must first undergo a medical examination. This is true at least if you have a driving license that is not from an EU/EFTA country. More information can be found on the RDW website.

Are you in the Netherlands for work (knowledge migrant)? If so, you may fall under the so-called 30% rule of the Tax Office. Then you can exchange your foreign driving license (from any country) for a Dutch driving license. This is only possible if the foreign driving license is still valid.

In that case, to apply for a Dutch driver's license, you need a "Decision Proof Rule" (declaration) from the Tax Office. You apply for this together with your employer.

Make an appointment

Tip: Also make an appointment right away to pick up your driver's license.

Request

Appointment driving license application

Collection

Notice! You must pick up a requested driver's license within 3 months or it will be destroyed.

Driver's license pickup appointment

Driving license lost or stolen

Appointment driving license application

Foreign driving license

Foreign driving license exchange appointment

The municipality forwards the application with all documents to the National Office for Road Traffic (RDW). We will call you when you can pick up your driver's license.

You can schedule an appointment up to 4 weeks from today's date.

Change or cancel appointment?

Once you have made an appointment you will receive a confirmation email. This e-mail also contains a link that allows you to change or cancel your appointment yourself.

Are you changing your appointment? Please remember to cancel your other appointment!

Do you no longer have the e-mail? Then call 14 079. A staff member can change or cancel the appointment for you.

Applications > Pick up

Requested onTo be picked up after 6 working days, at 
MondayTuesday the following week
TuesdayTuesday the following week
WednesdayWednesday the following week
ThursdayThursday the following week
FridayFriday the following week
SaturdayTuesday the following week

Pick-up on Monday is possible if you have requested more than 6 working days before.

What to bring

When applying for driver's license

  • A valid ID or residency document.
  • Your (old) driver's license (if you have one).
  • A good-looking color passport photo.
    • At the time of application, the photo must be no more than 6 months old.
    • Passport photo requirements are attached to the photo .
    • A headscarf is allowed, but the face and eyes must be fully visible. Also, the headscarf must be even and single-colored and contrast with the background.
  • Younger than 18? If so, you must first apply for a companion pass. Then you can apply for your driver's license at the municipality. The guide does not have to come with you to the appointment.

Upon collection of driver's license

  • The pickup receipt you received with the application.
  • A valid ID.
  • The old driver's license (if you have one).

Cost

You pay the fee when you apply for your driver's license. At the counter, you can only pay by debit card or cash.

DescriptionCost
Driving License€ 51,11
Exchange foreign driving license€ 51,11
Additional fees for rush application€ 39,65

Price changes and typographical errors reserved.

Additional information

Validity

The validity of your driver's license B (passenger car) depends on your age.

  • Are you under the age of 65? Then your driver's license is valid for 10 years.
  • Are you between the ages of 65 and 70? Then your driver's license is valid until your 75th birthday.
  • Are you between the ages of 70 and 75? Then your driver's license is valid for 5 years.
  • Are you over 75 years old? Then your driver's license is valid for a maximum of 5 years.
  • License C (truck) and license D (bus) are valid for up to 5 years.
  • Have you been medically examined because of a physical or mental disability? Then your driver's license is valid for less than 10 years until you are fit to drive again.

New chip on driver's licenses

Driver's licenses have a new chip. With this chip you can log in to DigiD. If you want a new driving license without this chip, you must send a letter to the RDW. Do this 5 days before you renew your driver's license. For more information, visit the RDW website.