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Exchanging a foreign driving licence for a Dutch driving licence

If you are going to live in The Netherlands, you may continue to drive with the driving licence for another 185 days. After that, you have to exchange the driving licence via your municipality. Please make an appointment in the town hall. RDW (Netherlands Vehicle Authority) evaluates your application. Have you obtained your driving licence in a country outside the European Union? In that case, a licence exchange is usually not possible. You will then have to take a driving test again.

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