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Netherlands Traffic Signs

Most Dutch traffic signs are (virtually) the same as traffic signs in many other EU countries. Here, in particular, Netherlands traffic signs are shown that may differ from those in your home country or differ from familiar road signs in terms of appearance or significance.

City limits

City limits. After this sign, cars and motorcycles are not allowed to go faster than 50 km / h and mopeds and speed pedelecs on a bicycle or moped path are not allowed to go faster than 30 km / h. (On the roadway, a moped or speed pedelec is allowed both inside and outside built-up areas at 45 km / h.).

Priority

Give way to drivers on the intersecting road. You have to give way at this sign, but if nothing is coming, you don’t have to stop first.
Stop and give way to drivers on the intersecting road. At this sign you not only have to give way, but also always stop before crossing or turning onto the intersecting road. If a stop line is drawn on the road (in the cross direction), you must stop before that stop line.
Priority road. This sign shows that you are on a priority road. All other drivers must give way to drivers on the right of way.
Please note: You are not allowed to park along a priority road outside of the city limits.
End of priority road.
Priority intersection. This sign indicates that you have right of way at the next intersection.
Priority intersection side road left. This sign indicates that you have the right of way for drivers arriving on the side road on the left. There is a similar right of way sign for a side road.

Roundabout

Roundabout. This sign warns you that you are approaching a roundabout.

Roundabout, compulsory driving direction. This sign is often located near or on a roundabout and indicates the mandatory driving direction.

Road closed

Road closed in both directions for vehicles and handlers of animals or livestock. You may not enter this road with any vehicle.

One way street

One-way road, closed in this direction to vehicles, riders and handlers of riding or draft animals or livestock. You are not allowed to enter the road from the side where this sign is located. Sometimes this sign has a sign that says ‘Go back’, which is intended to prevent drivers from wrong-way driving.
One way street. You may only enter the road from the side where this sign is located. A plate may state that certain road users, such as cyclists, are allowed to enter the road from both sides.

Mandatory driving direction

Command for all drivers to pass the sign on the side indicated by the arrow.
Command to follow the direction of travel indicated on the sign. There are similar signs for other directions of travel
Command to follow one of the directions of travel indicated on the sign. There are similar signs for other directions of travel.

Dead end street

Dead end street. You cannot continue driving at the end of this road.

Warning signs

A triangular white sign with a red border warns you of possible dangers on the road. The sign indicates what is being warned about. Here we list some common warning signs.
Bad road.
Road bends (sharp) to the right. There are also signs warning of a sharp left turn or s-turns.
Steep slope. There is also a similar Dangerous Descent sign.
Dangerous intersection.
Level crossing with barriers.
Level crossing without barriers.
Moveable bridge.
Work in progress.
Slipgevaar. Slipping hazard.
Children.
Pedestrian crossing.
Traffic lights.
Speed bump.
Danger. The nature of the hazard is indicated on the plate.
City limits. After this sign, cars and motorcycles are not allowed to go faster than 50 km / h and mopeds and speed pedelecs on a bicycle or moped path are not allowed to go faster than 30 km / h. (On the roadway, a moped or speed pedelec is allowed both inside and outside built-up areas at 45 km / h.).