By Anna Ellis •
Updated: 19 Jan 2023 • 13:53
New rules for moped riders in the Netherlands as helmets are obligatory everywhere in 2023. Image: Amsterdam City Council.
This law also applies to passengers and you risk a €100 fine if you are caught not wearing one.
A moped can drive a maximum of 25 kilometres per hour and has a blue licence plate.
In Amsterdam, the helmet requirement for moped riders is not new. Since April 2019, moped riders have been required to wear helmets while driving on the roadway within the A10 ring, but as of the new year, they are also required to wear a helmet while riding on bike paths and outside the A10 ring.
Moped riders must wear an approved helmet. This can be a moped or moped-scooter helmet or a speed-pedelec helmet (this is the safest helmet that also protects the lower part of the face).
Since the helmet requirement for moped riders was introduced in Amsterdam, the number of accidents involving a moped rider has dropped significantly. The government expect the national helmet requirement to make traffic even safer.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories; remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Originally from Derbyshire, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere on the Costa Blanca for 19 years. She is passionate about her animal family including four dogs and four horses, musicals and cooking.
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.