It is possible to get your driver’s license with an instructor that can also speak English. For a driver’s license you need to pass a theory exam and a practical exam.

Expat? If you have a driver’s license from another country, you can sometimes exchange your driver’s license. You can drive for 185 days with your own country’s driver license.

After 185 days you have to a theory and practical exam again in the Netherlands to get a valid driver’s license. You can take a theory and practical exam at the CBR. This is the organization that takes the theory and practical exam.


Verkeersschool Nelen can provide you a theory course on the saturday class or on the evening class. This theory course is only in the language Dutch with Dutch books.

We also have an English book to learn the theory. Within this set there are internet exams. After reading and learning the books, you can plan some private lessons with one of our English speaking instructors. The theory exam can be done at CBR in English and has to be scheduled bij Nelen. Another language than English? Therefore you need te arrange an official translator.


Verkeersschool Nelen has several driving instructors who speak fluently English and can learn you how to drive safely. The practical exam can be done at CBR in English or another language (then you have to bring your own translator). We have to let the CBR know in advance when we schedule your exam. Your driving instructor can also be the translator.

For a good progress, we advise to take a driving lessons every week for a double hour.


Once you are a student at Verkeersschool Nelen you will get a login for If you want, you can look your appointments informations, invoices and progress online at the You can log on at our website On our homepage you click on Inlog Leerlingen Rijlesplanner. We will send you the log on bij email. Fill in your driving school code and the emailadress you use at Verkeersschool Nelen. When you download the Rijbewijsapp that comes with it, you can also see everything on your smartphone. This app reminds you 15 minutes before your driving lesson starts and give you a overview from your lessons progress and payments.


As soon as you can apply an exam, this will be scheduled together with the administration.

Once a date is agreed then the exam will be planned and the exam is final.

We have different Packages:

Nelen Instap Pakket contains:
Theory course, theorybook with internetcode, 15 hours driving lessons, first practical exam. Price €1285,- (normal €1513,-)

Nelen Basis Pakket contains:
Theory course, theorybook with internetcode, 26 hours driving lessons, interim examination, first practical exam. Price €2155,- (normal €2522,00)

Nelen Basis plus-pakket contains:
Theory course, theorybook with internetcode, 32 hours driving lessons, interim examination, first practical exam. Price € 2487,00 (normal €2912,00)

*You don’t want the theoretical part ? Then the package-price will be minus € 75 from the Nelen Basis-pakket and the Nelen Basis Plus-pakket. If you don’t want the theoretical part from the Nelen Instap-pakket, the price will be minus €59,-.

*You want to pay in terms? Than the package-price is plus €25,- administration fee.

10 hours package:
By advance payment and pay in once it will be €630,- for 10 hours.

A lesson for 1 hour is €65,00

For all packages: payment must by in advance.

*Packages (or terms) need to be paid in advance. There is no refund (on parts) of these packages. The packages are valid after 2 years and are not transferable


We will select an instructor for you. Should it be that the instructor not suits you or the times you can take lessons, you can call us and ask for another intructor. We will certainly look for another good intructor for you. If our instructor becomes ill, we will find another instructor for your driving lesson so your lesson  won’t be canceled.


Our location in Amsterdam has opening hours Monday till Friday from 08:30 till 17:00. Saturday from 8.30 till 16.00. Nelen Amsterdam – Duivendrecht: Joan Muyskenweg 148 1114 AN


Would you like to give a friend a giftcard to take driving lessons? We have Nelen giftcards in every amount you would like. You can buy these at the drivingschools reception.



Intake / Trial (about 60 minutes)€45,00
Saturdayclass or eveningclass theory incl. Theorybook (in Dutch) € 194,00
Private-theorylesson per hour / separate drivinglesson per hour€ 65,00
Theorybook incl. 5 hours online examtraining (in Dutch, price webshop)€ 47,90
Set English textbook and internetexams (price webshop)€ 76,50
Theory-exam € 64,-
10-hours-package (payment at once in advance)€ 630,00
Packages from€ 1285,00
Packages exam€ 344,00

*For payment in terms, we charge € 25,- administration fee