Published 2004.05.24 | Last update 2017.01.02
Speed limit enforcement is extensive on Dutch roads. This includes traffic enforcement cameras in urban areas and radar guns on national roads and motorways. Furthermore, fixed average speed checks (trajectcontrole), which were first introduced in the Netherlands, are now in operation on many motorways. Check Speed limits in the Netherlands (Wikipedia) on this.
|Important numbers :|
|Limit – km/h||30||50||80||120||130|
|*) The case will be brought before The Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie) which will decide whether you will have to appear before a court and on what charge.
1) minimum 1 month, but exceeding the limit with 30km/h or more may withdraw your license – at least until trial.
Be aware that there are special fines and restrictions at construction sites.
If you break the limits with 30-40 km/h your offense goes to the state attorney, which may withdraw your license. If you break the limit with more than 100% the police can take your vehicle.
|Netherlands in detail :|
|30 km/h||37-40 km/h||€44-70|
|+ 64 km/h||**|
|LICENSE(2||+ 80 km/h||**|
|50 km/h||58-60 km/h||€26-46|
|+ 83 km/h||**|
|LICENSE(2||+ 100 km/h||**|
|80 km/h||87-90 km/h||€23-41|
|+ 115 km/h||**|
|LICENSE(2||+ 130 km/h||**|
|120 km/h||128-130 km/h||€23-34|
|+ 167 km/h||**|
|LICENSE(2||+ 170 km/h||**|
|130 km/h||136-140 km/h||€11-28|
|+ 176 km/h||**|
|LICENSE(2||+ 180 km/h||**|
|1) The speed is the speed after a correction is applied, see below.
2) Minimum 1 month, but exceeding the limit with 30km/h or more may withdraw your license – at least until trial.
**) The case will be brought before The Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie) which will decide whether you will have to appear before a court and on what charge.
Fines and reactions may change without any warnings.
On 80 km/h roads, the instruments are tuned at 87 km/h and on 100 km/h roads at 108 km/h. A speed lower than 87 or 108 km/h is not registered as an offence.
On nearly all roads, a minimum exceeding limit of 3 or 4 km/h is used below which no fine is imposed. Only for roads with a maximum speed of 130 there is no tolerance level, so that fines are imposed there from 1 km/h and more.