You can start your practical lessons at 16½ years old.
You can take your practical exam at 17 years old.
You can take your theory exam at 16 years old.
The certificate you receive after passing the theory exam is valid for 18 months. If the certificate expires without the person having obtained a driver’s license, this person will need to pass the theory exam once more.
Once you obtain your driver’s license, you are only allowed to drive on your own if you are older than 18 years. If you are younger than this you may only drive with guidance.
Just a driver’s license is not enough. To be allowed to drive before you are 18 years old, you will need a ‘begeleiderspas’ (mentor pass). This pass states the names of the mentors you have chosen to accompany you whilst driving. You can request such a pass on the 2toDrive website.
Mentors need to be at least 27 years old and need to have had their driver’s license for at least 5 years.
In short, if you are younger than 18, you are only allowed to drive under 3 conditions; You need your own driver’s license, a mentor pass and you need your mentor to be in the car with you.
Once you are 18 years old, you will no longer need to fulfill these conditions as you will have a regular driver’s license.
A&M Rijschool gives lessons in the entire Dune and Bulb region, which includes Leiden, Katwijk, Teylingen, Lisse, Voorhout, Sassenheim, Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, Hillegom, Rijnsburg and more! Not sure? Send us an e-mail!