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If you wish to provide taxi services in the Netherlands with a vehicle suitable for the transport of people, you require a taxi test certificate. The Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) performs these tests. You can have your commercial car tested individually or just use a European type approval.
Taxi registration documents and blue number plate
A taxi must display blue number plates. You apply for the taxi registration documents to RDW. With your application you enclose the RDW taxi testing certificate.
Taxis that do not provide contract transport services must be fitted with a certified taxameter, which must be inspected annually by the Netherlands Metrology Institute (Nederlands Meetinstituut, NMi).
Taxi on-board computer
Each taxi must be fitted with a taxi on-board computer (BCT). The BCT registers automatically the date of each journey, the working hours, the driving times and the rest periods. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) enforces the presence and use of the BCT. Kiwa Register issues various BCT cards for retrieving data from the on-board computer: