Once you are a resident of the Netherlands (registered in the municipality database) you cannot drive a car registered in another country for a longer period of 185 days. Furthermore, you must have a valid license recognized by Dutch law, be at least 16, and have a third-party insurance.

Driving licenses are required for all drivers of motorised vehicles. If your license was issued in a EU country (including Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway) you have 10 to 15 years from the date of issue of your license before you are required to get a Dutch license. If you are from a country outside of the European Union, then your procedures may involve simply transferring your license or you may have to take the written and/or driving exam(s).
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