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i doubt it, to be honest. i think that you'd have to be pretty much an american to get a US liscense, and most countries only swap licences over between a few other countries (i don't know which foreign licences holland honours) and to do an exchange, they expect you to have held, and used the foreign (us) licence for quite a while, as well as being old enough for a licence in the other country (holland), before they'll do a swap.<br><br><br><br>
my big bro grew up in canada, and had a canadian license, but when i came to the UK aged 18, he had to take his tests all over.<br><br><br><br>
i'll see what i can find out though. :)<br><br><br><br>
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you pretty much have to be an american, and resident living in america, to get an american drivers license (varies by state, but that seems to be the concenous).<br><br><br><br>
also, holland doesn't generally honour american licences and swap them for dutch ones- there is some weird 30% rule, but for most people it's not gonna happen. it'll only do it for those from Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Monaco, Isle of Man, State of Jersey and Switzerland.... and a few from thes places: Taiwan, B (passenger car); Israel, B (passenger car); Japan, IB (passenger cars and motorcycles larger than 400cc); Singapore, Class 2 (motorcycles larger than 400cc), Class 3 (passenger car). It is not possible to exchange an international driver's licence for a Dutch licence either.<br><br><br><br>
and you need to be 18 to drive in holland, no matter what license you have. so, even if you got a british one (you'd probably have to be resident in britain and be 17 years old to get one of these anyway) even though they'd swap it to a dutch one, you'd still have to wait till you were 18 for them to do it. sorry!<br><br><br><br>
if you really love driving, can you do it on some closed courses? i'm sure there are some schemes that'd let you learn the skills and drive about in real cars, on private tracks, etc, under age. if you're on private property, i'm pretty sure that in the UK at least, you can drive without a licence and under age- at your own risk. might be worth looking into.<br><br><br><br>
also, i keep thinking you should get a pilots license for a small plane instead, lol, i'm sure that you can do that before you're 18- if you like driving, maybe you'd like flying too?!
 

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In order to get one in the US (at least, in Maryland), you have to have proof that you've lived there for something like 4 months. Proof, from what I was told, could be something like bringing in statements for bills that have a date on them (I would have had to show two, if I had gone through with it). It just shows that you have an address where you can receive mail.
 

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It varies from state-to-state but you have to be a legal resident to get a driver's license. Some states require more proof than others.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Freakacide</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
im like a 15 year old dutch girl</div>
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a/s/l?<br><br><br><br>
nevermind
 

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^^ eww creepy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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You can ride a motorbike up to 50cc at 16 in the Netherlands. Maybe you could do that as a compromise until you hit the big one eight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> you're right it IS a piece of **** but it's better than having to wait around at bus stops or being driven around by your parents, so suk it up teenager! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 

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Is it really THAT bad? Much fewer emissions, much less gas, better for the environment, you're much closer to the world around you rather than being closed inside a metal chamber away from everything. The only downside I truly see is that it is a lot more dangerous than a car. I don't really think you should thumb it down so fast, even though depending on who your folks are, they might on the grounds it's a bit dangerous.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pixelle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> you're right it IS a piece of **** but it's better than having to wait around at bus stops or being driven around by your parents, so suk it up teenager! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"></div>
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wish id be driven around by my parents, i have to cycle everywhere.
 

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Is it really THAT bad? Much fewer emissions, much less gas, better for the environment, you're much closer to the world around you rather than being closed inside a metal chamber away from everything. The only downside I truly see is that it is a lot more dangerous than a car. I don't really think you should thumb it down so fast, even though depending on who your folks are, they might on the grounds it's a bit dangerous.</div>
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id may sound really careless and stuff, but who cares about a car more or less? i really love driving, and i love cars. i see a car as more then just a metal chamber. for me, i think, my own car will be the only place thats totally mine, a place i can do with whatever i want. "what a car really is, it's freedom" to (almost) quote Captain Jack Sparrow xD and about being closer to the environment... yeah, what can i say? the environment is probably a lot better in new mexico then here.
 

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Trust me, there is nothing free about owning a car. At least in the united states, you need to have insurance, liability insurance in case you hurt someone, the car payments, yearly car registration fees, every other year car inspections, not to mention car maintenance (oil/filter changes, tire rotations, etc.), and not to mention GAS PRICES. Owning a car is VERY EXPENSIVE, not free.<br><br><br><br>
The romanticism of cars also wears off pretty quickly when you have to commute a long distance to work, and feel terrible about the pollution you are causing.<br><br><br><br>
Cars suck. I hate cars. I live in the US and didn't get my license until I was 21, and I wish I still didn't have one, but I need it.
 

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Trust me, there is nothing free about owning a car. At least in the united states, you need to have insurance, liability insurance in case you hurt someone, the car payments, yearly car registration fees, every other year car inspections, not to mention car maintenance (oil/filter changes, tire rotations, etc.), and not to mention GAS PRICES. Owning a car is VERY EXPENSIVE, not free.<br><br><br><br>
The romanticism of cars also wears off pretty quickly when you have to commute a long distance to work, and feel terrible about the pollution you are causing.<br><br><br><br>
Cars suck. I hate cars. I live in the US and didn't get my license until I was 21, and I wish I still didn't have one, but I need it.</div>
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i didnt mean the freedom part that litteraly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> i know its really expensive. but what you get for it... you can get almost everywhere, and, darn, i just cant explain hehe
 
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