Maastricht’s city policy is focused on a car-free city centre. Many streets in the city centre are not accessible by car. This makes bikes much more efficient than cars for most students. However, some of you may still want to own a car during your studies.

There are three basic things you need to take care of if you want to drive a car in the Netherlands:

  • a driver’s license
  • car insurance
  • taxes

If you drive in Maastricht always carry your valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration documents with you.

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