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Honking in the Netherlands? I Don’t Think So Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Those of us who have lived in a big city know very well that one annoying sound – honking! The disproven theory is that if you honk, traffic will magically move! However, in the Netherlands, honking is rare. What are the reasons behind the lovely silence that envelopes everyone while driving? Verkeersregels There are two…

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Peculiarities of Driving in the Netherlands Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

Driving in the Netherlands is certainly an experience. Having driven both in Mexico and the U.S., I never found the signs to be too different. In the Netherlands, I had a completely different experience. Here are 4 driving experiences that have caught my attention. Kijkersfile You are on the snelweg driving at 130 kph (about…

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Driving in Winter Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

January has been a cold month for the Netherlands with temperatures falling below zero. While the cold temperatures during the weekend are fun (sledding!), getting to work with gladheid or slipperiness is never fun. In order to be safe during these next couple of days of low temperatures, here are a few tips I’ve received…

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Driving and All the Exams Posted by on Aug 26, 2015

I previously wrote about my latest integration project consisting of getting my Dutch driver’s license. Everyone I have spoken to seems pretty surprised that someone who already knows how to drive and has a driver’s license needs to take some classes and the exam all over again. While I share their surprise, I also think…

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When driving…watch out for the bike! Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

The latest integration project I have started is driving. While I learned to drive many many years ago, getting a driver’s license in the Netherlands is quite a process. Because I am a Dutch resident, I am required to take the driving exam even though I had a driver’s license in Texas and in Mexico. Some expats…

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