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With the car on holiday in Europe: here you have to think about it

With the car on holiday in Europe: here you have to think about it

In the Middle and the South of the Netherlands celebrates the basic and secondary education now holiday. Many of them opt for a vacation with the car: in 2015, the car was 9.5 million times used to a foreign destination to reach. Where should you look for when you’re traveling to France, Belgium, Germany, Spain or Italy?

First of all, an advice for all travelers within Europe. “Please note that in some countries different rules apply,” says a spokesman for the ANWB to NU.nl. “Often these rules are stricter than here. Read you, therefore, in advance, the unwanted fines to prevent it.”

France

Mandatory luggage

Take a warning triangle and a warning vest. That should be within reach, and is only obligatory for the driver. “It is advisable to at all travel within Europe jacket, fire extinguisher, bulbs, warning triangle and opening with you”, says the AA. “Then you do not to take into account the different requirements that countries impose on the mandatory luggage.” Also alcohol is recommended to have with you, as this is not required.

Toll roads

On most motorways in France are tolled. With the Tolbadge (valid only in France, Spain and Portugal) you can quickly go through the toll gates drive. Passenger cars belong to the fee tariff no 1. Roof boxes have no effect on the rate. On the site autoroutes.fr travellers will be able to the total price of the toll calculating start point to end point.

Car hire

A director must be at least 21 years of age, a valid drivers licence and be here at least a year or two in the possession of his (differs per autohuurbedrijf). Drivers younger than 25 years often need a young-bestuurderstoeslag pay.

Also important

In France you have a fuel-emission sticker is required, because of the new legislation Crit’Air. This is true as yet only in the town of Paris. In Lyon, Lille, and Grenoble is the sticker only when smog occurs. “In later stages, there may be other areas to the zones added,” according to the ANWB.

On the basis of the type of vehicle, the level of CO2 emissions and the age of the vehicle gets the car a sticker assigned. The sticker must be ordered online through the website. Important: for cars registered before 1 January 1997 and engines from before 1 June 2000, get no sticker, and the low emission zones not in.

Furthermore, you can behind the wheel better no flip flops to wear. In France and also in Spain you can liability be increased if you have an accident caused. Finally, you get behind the wheel no earplugs in.

Belgium

Mandatory luggage

Care for an opening (only for the cars that you are in the country rents), warning triangle, warning vest (compulsory for the driver) and a fire extinguisher (only for rental cars).

Car hire

In Belgium to hire a car, the driver must be a valid Dutch driving licence (in most cases at least a year or two). A director must be at least 23 years of age, this depends on the rental company and car type. A credit card is often necessary to rent car.

Toll roads

Only with the Liefkenshoektunnel (under the Scheldt river north of Antwerp) you need a toll to pay. That’s 6 euro in cash and 4.95 euros with a credit card (when your vehicle is less than 2.75 metres).

Germany

Mandatory luggage

Here you have an opening, warning triangle and veiligheidshesjes (only when you are in Germany rent a car).

Car hire

A driver of a rental car often must be at least 21 years old and have at least one year in possession of a valid Dutch driver’s license. Drivers younger than 21 or 23 years (depending on the car rental company) often have a jongebestuurderstoeslag pay. An insurance for a young driver can sometimes also be more expensive. A credit card is needed to rent a car.

Toll roads

There are no tolls in Germany have to be paid.

Spain

Mandatory luggage

In Spain there are two warning triangles required if you drive with a car with a Spanish license plate. Also a warning vest is mandatory.

Car hire

On time car rental booking is highly recommended: that money can not care and in the high season it is often very busy. The director often needs to be 21 years of age or older, a valid Dutch driving licence, often at least one or two years in the possession thereof. There is often also a maximum age of 70 or 80 years. Here, there is also a jongebestuurderstoeslag and possibly more expensive insurance for young drivers.

Toll roads

Most of the motorways in Spain are toll roads. Passenger cars belong to tolklasse 1. You can pay with credit card, debit card or cash.

Italy

Mandatory luggage

A warning triangle is compulsory, as well as a warning vest.

Car hire

Usually the driver must be at least 21 years of age, in possession of a valid Dutch driving licence (for at least one year). Here, there is also a jongebestuurderstoeslag and possibly more expensive insurance for young drivers. A credit card is required for rental car and pay a deposit.

Toll roads

Also in Italy, virtually all the motorways are toll roads. Also here hear cars to tolklasse 1. The VIA card can, in addition to the usual payment methods, shall be used to pay on the Italian toll roads.

Also important

Also in Italy there are zones, says the AA. “They are in a number of cities (including Rome and Florence) and on a number of islands of strength. Park your car at the edge of the village, to a high fine to avoid. A speed camera captures your license plate, so the fines end up just on your doormat.”

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Think of these rules as you with the car going on vacation

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