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Using and selling child car seats

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

In the Netherlands, you must use approved child car seats when transporting children in a vehicle. The child seat can be placed in the back or the front seat. Child car seats are not obligatory in taxis or busses.

Approved child seats

Approved child car seats have a label showing a capital 'E' in a circle (ECE R 44/03, ECE R 44/04 or i-Size). Child seats are not mandatory in buses or taxis. Children taller than 1.35 metres must use a seatbelt. If the belt passes over the neck rather than over the chest, the child must use a booster seats. Find out more about safety and child car seatsExternal link (in Dutch).

Please note:The technical requirements that apply to child car seats in the Netherlands differ from those of other EU Member States. If a child car seat is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.

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