Rules for agricultural and construction vehicles

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you own and operate or sell agricultural and construction vehicles? Agricultural and construction vehicles must be registered with the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) if you drive them on public roads and they can exceed 6 km/h.

The obligation to register applies to:

You need to register both new vehoicles and vehicles that are already in use. For some motorised vehicles with limited speed (MMBS) and some mobile machinery you do not need to register.

You can check if your vehicle needs to be registered with the RDW’s Dutch-language tool.

Registering with the RDW

You must register your agricultural or construction vehicle with the RDW (in Dutch). Vehicles you have started using before 1 January 2021 need to be registered between 1 January and 31 December 2021.

New vehicles you start using after 31 December 2021 should be tested first at an RDW testing station (in Dutch).

Costs for registration amount to €18,-. If you already have a licence plate for border traffic (GV plate), you can have this converted for €10.40.

Registration plates

If you drive faster than 25 km/h with the vehicle, it must have a registration plate (licence plate).

Periodical technical inspection (APK) for tractors

Do you own a tractor for agriculture or forestry that can exceed 40 km/h? Starting 1 May 2021 you must have your tractor tested periodically (in Dutch).

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO