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Child car seats

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

In the Netherlands, you must use approved child car seats when transporting children in a vehicle. These 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 seat.

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.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Any further questions?

Netherlands Enterprise Agency +31 (0)88 602 44 44