Get your driving licence, the practical exam

Finally! You can take your driving test. Theory done, lessons finished. This was all worth it right?

How does it work getting your driving test B?

You need to be there 15 minutes before the start of the test. This way you have enough time. Being a little nervous is very normal. First you have a chat with the examiner. He or she will tell you what the driving test will be like and checks if you passed your theory exam. He also asks for the 'Self- reflection' form and the advice given on the interim test.

Before walking to the car you’ll be asked to read a licence plate of a parked car from about a distance of 25 metres (sight test). After this you answer some general questions and you illustrate where you refill the liquids and what purpose the lights on the dashboard have.

The practical exam

After that it’s time to get in the car. Then it's time to get in. The examiner always tells you clearly what to do. You also drive around 10 to 15 minutes with navigation during the practical exam. The examiner monitors if you drive safely and independently, and if you take other road users into account.

He pays attention to among others:

  • Car control
  • Special manoeuvres
  • Overtaking
  • In and out of lanes
  • Visual behaviour
  • Give right of way
  • Driving intersections and roundabouts

lesdirect finishvlag praktijkexamenDuring the driving test you’ll get the opportunity to show you can drive safely and independently. You are allowed to make a mistake, but it’s important that you drive controlled and behave correctly in traffic.

After the practical exam you return to the CBR exam centre and you’ll hear if you have passed the test right away.

Click to see the video of the practical exam at CBR exam centre.
Click to see the video of the fear of failure exam at CBR exam centre.

The interim test prior the driving exam, for everyone who is going to take the driving exam

tussen tijdse toets autorijschool lesdirectDo you want to experience what it’s like to take a real driving test? Take an interim test. The interim test is for everyone who passed his theoretical exam and still has to take the practical exam. The interim test takes, just like the official practical exam, 55 minutes and is a great way to get used to the real exam. If you are nervous during the driving lessons the interim test is a good way to release anxiety.

What is the procedure of the interim driving test?

The CBR examiner will assess your driving ability and submits advice to every examination part according to the official examination requirements. Your driving instructor drives with you. This way it is clear what you need to work on during your driving lessons.

Exemption from special manoeuvres

If you execute the special manoeuvres correctly during the interm test , you’ll be rewarded with exemption from this part during the practical exam. You’ve gained this already!

Watch the CBR video about the Interim Test

Driving lessons through comprehensible teaching method

Driving lessons through comprehensible teaching method. At LesDirect you’ll pass the first time. The only condition is that you follow my personal lesson advice ánd and have mastered your homework scripts well.

Start driving lessons

At Driving school LesDirect you start with a first introduction lesson or you immediately start with a Starter pack.

How do I take lessons at LesDirect?

autorijlessen autorijschool lesdirectAfter 12 to 15 lessons you’ll get a personal lesson advice. We’ll determine your driving level, your comprehension speed, and your personality. Because each student is different. This way you’ll know in advance how many lessons you need and you won’t get yourself in financial surprises. Is this the first time you’ll start driving lessons, than you’ll need 40 lessons on average to pass the practical exam. When you already have some driving experience you’ll do with less lessons.

We ensure you’ll pass the first time

If you start taking lessons according to my lesson advice and have mastered your homework scripts, you’ll pass your driving test right after the first practical exam. But what if I fail?..... you can retake the exam for free. Clear right?  
That’s why you should sign up for the Starter pack right now.

Crash course

Do you urgently need your driving licence? Even that’s possible. We’ll discus show many driving lessons you need. Sign up for a crash course fast because of congestion and waiting periods at CBR, especially in summer time. 

Teaching times

We’ll sort he teaching times together so they’ll fit into your personal situation, work-or study schedule. It is of importance that you drive during daytime. This way you have enough practical training and teaching moments because there is more traffic during the day. By practising a lot you’ll be prepared for the ‘real deal’ in a short period of time. You’ll be very confident on the road towards your practical exam.

Drive in a relaxed manner; the (R.I.S driving education is steps)

Driving lessons at LesDirect are mainly fun. You’ll be educated by a female driving instructor with over 15 years of experience. The teaching method is transparant and organized that makes you feel relaxed behind the wheel. You’ll get enough time to learn and ask questions. This way you’ll have a nice and relaxed time and carry your driving licence in your pocket very soon!

Sign up now for driving lessons at LesDirect

You can start whenever you like, but don’t wait too long because the nationwide CBR waiting lists are long at the moment. Do you want your driving licence rapidly, you need to sign up at least 2 months prior the start of your driving education.

Individual lessons

Have you had driving lessons before and did you fail the exam at a different driving school, you can take individual lessons.

Fear or driving/failure?

Do you suffer from anxiety or fear of failure? At LesDirect you’ve come to the right place. Anyone can take lessons at LesDirect. I’m specifically trained to teach students with a fear of failure. Also people who have autism, ADHD or other concentration disorders will soon feel at ease with me. Through the structured and transparent lessons anyone can get his driving licence.

Advanced training

Do you want to take a professional skid course? When you sign up for the Starterpack you’ll get a discount on the skid course. Or rather take a “Car in Water” course? Inform about the possibilities! I’ve been enthousiastically teaching for 15 years in Helmond, Eindhoven, Deurne, Horst aan de Maas and surroundings.


Practise theoretical driving exam

theorie autorijschool lesdirectYou can practise for your theory exam in different ways. Through self-education or through a online 2 dayparts crash course followed by the theory exam. It’s up to you, depending on what suits you best. In both situations we offer courses via expert UK teachers with Theory College Netherlands (TCN).

Theory College Netherlands also serves special expat groups that want to get their official Dutch driving license fast. Read here everything you want to know about the Dutch driving license for expats and immigrants.

From the age of 16 you can start the theory. This is possible prior the start of your driving lessons. You have to pass your theory exam in order to start your practical driving license exam. We advise you to start your theory as soon as possible at the start of your driving lessons, or even prior the start of your driving lessons. You’ll be prepared better in practice and you’ll understand and learn everything much faster.

The theoretical exam is the preparation for “the real deal”. Your theory certificate is 50% of your driving licence! Many cadidates don’t prepare sufficient. They think a good theory education is too expensive, use a third-hand theory book, don’t practise enough proper practise exams, and/or simply don’t spend enough time on their preparation.

The result is: Fail one or more than one time. This doesn’t only involve extra exam costs but also will your driving education be delayed. Of course there are tricky questions on the exams, but CBR develops the exam questions very thoroughly with input of many experts. It’s only a myth that the theory exam is full of trick questions only made to fail you.

So be prepared for your theory exam! When you pass, you have the ability to show your knowledge of traffic regulations, have a good understanding of different traffic situations and recognise danger. You can do this in different ways. For example through self-education online or a crash course in small groups.

Study for your car theory in small groups through crash course

As said LesDirect has a cooperation with Theory College Netherlands. You’ll be online taught in small groups. Do you think this is more pleasant than studying by yourself and do you want to own your theory certificate fast? Sign up now because at Theory College Netherlands you can start right away with one of our courses.

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Sign in for the online theory crash course


This is how the car theory exam works

You take your theory exam at the CBR location that suits you. As soon as you pass your exam your certificate will be valid for 18 months. The theory exam (through touch screen) comprises 65 multiple choice questions about:

  • Hazard recognition
  • Traffic regulations
  • General understanding

1. Hazard recognition
You’ll answer 25 questions about hazard recognition of which you have to answer 13 correctly. You have 8 seconds per question. You’ll have to respond quickly just like in traffic.

2. Traffic regulations 
You’ll answer 12 questions about traffic regulations. You’ll have to answer 10 questions correctly in total.

3. General understanding
You’ll answer 28 questions about general understanding of traffic situations. You’ll have to answer 25 questions correctly in total.

Watch this video of CBR to see how it works: “This is how the theory exam works”


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