How much is an average cost of a driving license in the Netherlands?

cost of a driving license

Do you want to know what is the average cost for a driving license? Use here for our explanation with a calculation example. In this example we have assumed that you get your driver’s license in one go and that there are no extra administration costs. The calculation is based on average prices.

Driving license price tag

The following calculation example is intended to give you an indication of the average total cost of getting your driver’s license. The first step is to determine how many lessons you need to pass at once. The CBR reports that you will need an average of 39 driving lessons to complete your driver education. Everyone is unique and the number of lessons may vary from person to person.

According to the CBR the driving schools in the Netherlands charge an average of €42.00 per lesson. These driving schools drive 50 to 60 minutes per lesson. In total you spend €1.638,00 (39 lessons x €42,00 per lesson) on the driving lessons.

If you choose to take a package, you get an extra discount on the cost of your driving lessons. In addition, trial lessons are free of charge if you decide to continue with our driving school Rotterdam.

How much does a theory exam cost for your 2021 driver’s license

In addition to the driving test, you also have to pass the theory exam. You have two options to prepare for this theory exam. The first option is to buy a book yourself and learn by yourself at home. This requires discipline, but it is a very effective method. For this option you pay approximately €50.00 for your books and € 37.00 for the theory exam.

The second option is to take a crash course in which you are trained on the basis of the comparable exam questions. This option is for those who don’t want to do a tutorial. The costs of such a crash course are approximately € 120.00 including the theory exam.

Driving test costs in 2021

To take your driving test, you must first request a health certificate. There are also costs associated with this. A health certificate, also known as a Fitness Certificate, costs € 39.30.

It is important to mention that the costs for all exams that you have to pay to CBR have increased by 5.8% in 2021. For example, the costs for a driving test are equal to € 120.00. However, the amount for a driving test is different at a driving school. At their driving school, students in the Netherlands pay an average of € 250.00 to take the driving test. This is how a driving test goes at cbr.

This higher amount includes administration costs that your driving school incurs in order to be able to book driving test at CBR and because you use the lesson car during your exam.

How much does a driver’s license cost?

To get back to the question what an average cost for a driving license is, take a look at the following overview. These fees are used by the CBR for the exams:

Driving test  (B) € 120,00
Theory exam (B) € 37,00
Health Statement € 39.30

To get your driver’s license in one go you pay the following amount based on the national average prices:

Driving lessons: € 1.638,00
Theory book: € 50,00
Theory exam: € 37,00
Driving test: € 250,00
Health Statement: € 39.30
Total cost driving license: € 2.014,30

We have explained the average cost for a driving license. This is an estimate for an average student in the Netherlands who gets his/her driving license. It may be that you need more or less lessons. At driving school OMW we have lower prices than the national average prices. For lessons so you spend less to get your driver’s license. Don’t wait too long, register or contact us if you have any questions.