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FAQ | Frequently asked questions to driving schools in Amsterdam

Below you will find an overview of questions that are often asked at driving schools in Amsterdam with our answers below.

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Drivingschool in Amsterdam

    • Can I also get driving lessons during the weekends and in the evenings?
      You can get driving lessons at Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen, both during the day and in the evenings and during the weekends. You schedule the lessons in consultation with your instructor.
    • How can I save money on my driving lessons?

      The best cost saving is usually not to choose the cheapest driving school, but opt for a good driving school, make optimum use of your class time and prepare your driving lessons properly. Ask your driving instructor what the next driving lesson will be treated and read that part in your practice book. This way you get much more return from your driving lessons so that you ultimately save valuable class time and therefore have money left over.

    • Will I get my money back if I have not completed my package?
      If you buy a package and you have driving lessons after you finished training that you have not used, you will receive a refund within a week to the bank account you have specified. This will also happen if you decide to quite the training with Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen.
    • How many lessons are needed to pass my driving exam?

      Most students estimate the number of driving lessons required in advance too low. Driving schools know this and are responding to this with attractive offers of a complete training in 25 hours of driving. Unfortunately, such an offer is only real for the very fast learning student. The average number of hours needed is around 40 hours. During your trial lesson we make an estimation of how many lessons you will need and prepare a package for you.

    • Do you use an instruction card?

      Your progress will be kept by your instructor at Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen on an instruction card. You can consult this “progress card” with your instructor. This way you can see exactly how far you have progressed, what the next lesson will be about and what you have to work on.

    • Autorijschool Amsterdam – Wat betaal ik voor mijn rijles?
      For a training lesson of 60 minutes you pay at Autorijschool Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen from € 45, -.
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CBR exam

    • Where do i drive?
      The exam location for all candidates of Amsterdam Traffic Training is CBR AMSTERDAM-Naritaweg 150.
    • How do I apply for my practical exam or interim test?
      Before we can apply for the driving test or the Interim Test, you first have to authorize us for that. To authorize us you need a DigiD. If you do not have this yet, you can apply for it on digid.nl. Are you already in possession of a DigiD then you can authorize us on mijn.cbr.nl.
    • What is a Personal Statement?
      As a driver you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of other road users around you. In order to be allowed to drive, you must legally be ‘fit to drive’. That means: mentally and physically able to drive and drive in a car. For example, do you have a problem with your health or disability? Do you use medication that affects your driving or do you have an alcohol problem? Then you may not be on the road. In order to assess your fitness to drive, the CBR asks you a number of questions about your health. These questions are on the Own Declaration. With a completed Personal Declaration you indicate that you are fit to drive. The Personal Statement is obliged to be eligible for a driving license.
    • Do I have to do a Interim Test?

      We advise everyone to do a Interim Test, even if it is not mandatory. The chances of success increase considerably after an Interim Test. If the Intermediate Test is not yet in your package, you can buy it later.

    • When should I apply for my theory exam?

      Do not postpone your theory exam for too long! If you are not sufficiently familiar with the theory, you start driving more uncertainly. For example if you do not know exactly how fast you are allowed to drive or do not recognize a priority situation correctly. Even if you have passed your theory exam, take your theory book again to prepare your driving lessons or to read how the rules are in a traffic situation that did not go well during your driving lessons. Your theory certificate will remain valid for a year and a half.

    • How do I register for the CBR theory exam?

      You can make a reservation for the theory exam on www.cbr.nl. The driving school can also arrange it for you. The drivingschool will charge extra costs. With a total package, the driving school arranges everything for you. You can then indicate to your instructor that you are ready for the theory exam. He will then book a date that suits you best. You can also attend a theory course at Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen. When you register for this course, we also arrange your reservation at the CBR.

The Drivers license

    • Who can pick up the driving license?
      You must apply for your driving license from the City Desk where you are registered. Picking up you license from a different location is not possible. You can only pick up the drivers license yourself. You must bring the certificate.
      Note: you have three months to pick up your new driver’s license. Then it is destroyed. It has then become officially invalid.
    • How long does the application take?

      You can pick up your driving license after five working days. If you make the application on Monday, the driving license will be ready on Monday the following week.

      You will not receive a message for this. In case of an urgent request, you can in principle pick up your driving license after 10.00 (if you made the request before 2.00 pm). This time can differ per City Counter. With the application you will be told what time your driving license is ready. In exceptional cases, an urgent request can take two working days.

    • What should I include with the application?
      • One good-looking color passport photo. The photo must meet special requirements. Go to a professional photographer or view the passport 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 driving license, if you have one
    • How long is the result valid for the driving test?

      After your driving test, you have three years to apply for your driving license. If you wait longer, you have to take another exam. If you wait more than one year with the application, you will need a new Certificate of Driving License.

    • What is a Starters driving license?
      Your first driver’s license is a starters license. It looks the same as a normal driving license, but in the first few years there are stricter rules for the use of alcohol. More information can be found on www.rijbewijs.nl.
    • How do I apply for the driving license?

      You can apply for a driving license at a City Desk of the municipality where you are registered. You have to go for it yourself. Someone else cannot do the request for you, even with an authorization.

Driving Lessons

    • What kind of car / on what motor do I get lessons?

      Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen is proud of the fleet consisting of new middle class cars and motor cars from Volkswagen, Audi, and SEAT.

    • Is smoking allowed in the instruction cars?

      Smoking in the cars is not allowed.

    • Can I also get theory course at the driving school?

      We offer the possibility to follow a theory course in which you are informed in 1 day of all applicable traffic rules and you pass your theory exam in one go. Visit Theoriewijzer.nl for more information.

    • Who makes schedule for the driving lessons?

      You schedule the driving lessons together with your instructor. This allows you to arrange lessons on days and times that suit you best. Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen also teaches in the evening and at the weekend.

    • Do I keep the he same instructor?

      At Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen you drive the entire training with a permanent instructor / instructor. Only in the case of long-term illness of your instructor will you be assigned to someone else in consultation with the driving school.

    • Can I cancel my driving lesson?
      You can cancel your driving lesson two working days (48 hours) before the start of the lesson.
      Note: Sundays and public holidays are not working days! This can only be done by telephone during office hours with your instructor.
    • How do I pay for my driving lessons?

      You can pay in the way that you like: cash or by bank. A package must be paid before the start of the first driving lesson. It is also possible to pay a package in installments.

    • Where will I be picked up?

      Amsterdamse VerkeersOpleidingen wants to use the driving lessons as effectively as possible. That is why the lessons start at the driving school or at a different location within the examination area of the CBR. If you live within the examination area, you will be picked up at home.

    • How long does my driving lesson take?
      The driving lessons take 90 or 120 minutes. This is much more effective than driving lessons of 45, 50 or 60 minutes, because you can keep practicing a subject until you master it sufficiently !
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