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Buying a car

Cars can be bought new or second-hand, and every city has a number of dealerships with both new and used vehicles. It is wise to compare prices between dealerships and also look on the internet, since prices can differ significantly. You will find car dealerships online under “Auto Verkopers” and second-hand dealers under “Auto – Occasions”. You can purchase a used car privately by checking advertisements in local newspapers or online.

Cars in the Netherlands are expensive compared to other countries. It can also be expensive to run a car:  road tax depends on the type of fuel and weight of the car, and car insurance is also expensive. If you purchase a new car, be aware that you will have to pay a luxury tax (BPM) on the car, which can be quite expensive.

In order to buy a car, you need proof that you are registered at your address. The municipality can issue this.