Frequently asked questions
Below is an overview of questions that are often asked at driving schools in Amsterdam with our answers.
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For an hour driving lesson of 60 minutes you pay € 50,- at the Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen. View all rates.
You can pay in the way you like: cash or by bank. A package must be paid before the first driving lesson starts. It is also possible to pay a lesson package in installments.
The best cost saving is usually not choosing the cheapest driving school, but opting for a good driving school, making the most of your lesson time and preparing your driving lessons well yourself. Ask your driving instructor what the next driving lesson is going to be and read that part in your practice book. This way you will get much more out of your driving lessons, which will save you valuable lesson time and therefore money.
You can pick up your driver's license after five working days. If you make the request on Monday, the driver's license will be ready on Monday the following week. You will not be notified of this. In case of an urgent request, you can pick up your driver's license the next working day after 10.00 hours (if you made the request before 14.00 hours). This time may vary per City Counter. With the request you will be informed at what time your driver's license will be ready. In exceptional cases, an urgent request may take two working days.
We give driving lessons of 90 or 120 minutes. This is much more effective than driving lessons of 45, 50 or 60 minutes, because you can keep practicing a part until you have mastered it!
After your driving test you have three years to apply for your driving license. If you wait longer, you will have to take the exam again. If you wait more than one year to apply, you will have a new one. Certificate of Approval Driving Licence nodig.
The theory exam can be booked via www.cbr.nl. The driving school can also arrange it for you. In that case you pay administration costs. In case of a total package, the driving school will arrange everything for you. You can then indicate to your instructor that you are ready for the theory exam. He will then book a date with you that best suits your needs. At Amsterdamse Verkeersopleidingen you can also take a theory course follow. When you register for this course, we will also arrange your reservation with the CBR.
You can apply for a driver's license at the City Counter of the municipality where you are registered. In order to do so, you must go . Someone else cannot make the application for you, not even with an authorization.
Before we can apply for the driving test or the Interim Test for you, you must first authorize us to do so. To authorize us, you need a DigiD. If you don't have one yet, you can request one free of charge at digid.nl. Are you already in possession of a DigiD then you can authorize us on mijn.cbr.nl.
Most students estimate the number of driving lessons required too low in advance. Driving schools know this, and respond to this with attractive offers of a complete driving course in 25 hours of driving lessons. Unfortunately, such an offer is only realistic for the very fast student. The average number of lessons needed is around 40 hours. During your trial lesson we will make an estimate of how many lessons you will need and compile a package in consultation with you.
At Amsterdam traffic courses you drive the entire course with a regular instructor/instructor. Only in case of long-term illness of your instructor you will be assigned to another person in consultation with the driving school.
Amsterdamse Verkeersopleidingen is proud of its fleet of new mid-range training cars and engines from Volkswagen, Nissan and Mercedes.
You can cancel your driving lesson two working days (48 hours) before the lesson starts. Please note: Sundays and holidays are not working days! This can only be done by telephone during office hours with your instructor.
At Amsterdamse Verkeersopleidingen you can take driving lessons during the day, evening and weekend. The lessons are scheduled in consultation with your instructor.
If you buy a package and you have lessons left over after your driver training that you haven't used, you will be refunded within a week to the bank account you provided. If you need more driving lessons, you can buy them.
We advise everyone to take a Intermediate Test, even if it is not mandatory. The chances of success increase considerably after an Interim Test. When the Interim Test is not yet in your package, you can buy it later.
The examination location for all candidates of Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen is CBR AMSTERDAM- Naritaweg 150.
Amsterdamse Verkeersopleidingen wants to use the driving lessons as effectively as possible. That is why the lessons start at the driving school or at another place to be agreed upon within the exam area. If you live within the exam area, you will be picked up at home.
Don't postpone your theory exam too long! If you are insufficiently familiar with the theory, you will drive more uncertainly. For example, if you don't know exactly how fast you can go somewhere or if you don't recognize a priority situation well. Even if you have passed your theory exam, take your theory book with you to prepare for your driving lesson or to read the rules in a traffic situation that didn't go well during your driving lesson. Your theory certificate remains valid for a year and a half.
Your first driving license is a beginner's license. It looks the same as a normal driver's license, but for the first few years there are stricter rules for you regarding the use of alcohol. More information can be found at www.rijbewijs.nl.
As a director, you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others around you. In order to drive, you must be legally 'fit to drive'. This means: mentally and physically able to drive a car. For example, do you have a problem with your health or a disability? Are you taking medication that affects your driving behaviour or do you have an alcohol problem? Then you are not always allowed on the road. In order to assess your fitness to drive, the CBR will ask you a number of questions about your health. These questions can be found on the self-declaration. With a filled in Personal Statement you indicate that you are fit to drive. The Personal Statement is required to be eligible for a driver's license.
- One good looking color passport photo The photo must meet special requirements. Go to a professional photographer or take a look at the photo requirements.
- A valid passport or identity card.
- If you do not have the nationality of a country from the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland: Then a valid residence permit.
- Your moped license, if you have one.
You must pick up your driver's license at the City Counter where you applied for it. It is not possible to pick it up at another location. You can only pick up your driver's license. go You must take the pickup receipt with you. Please note: You have three months to pick up your new driver's license. After that it will be destroyed. It is then officially invalidated.
You plan the driving lessons together with your instructor. This allows you to schedule lessons on days and times that suit you best. Amsterdamse Verkeersopleidingen also teaches in the evenings and weekends.
Your progress will be tracked by your instructor on an instruction card at Amsterdamse Verkeersopleidingen. This "progress card" can be viewed by your instructor. This way you can see exactly how advanced you are, what the next lesson will be about and what you still have to work on.