Roundabouts are a very common sight in the Netherlands. They are seen as safe crossings that come with clear rules. These are the traffic rules that apply on roundabouts:

  • There is a cycle path: use it!
  • As you enter the roundabout, you will find 'shark teeth' marking its beginning: remember that the other traffic has right of way!
  • Take the roundabout. Once on it, you have the right of way over the traffic that wants to enter or exit the roundabout.
  • Always cycle in a counter-clockwise direction. Cycling clockwise can be very dangerous as the other traffic is not expecting cyclists to come from that direction.
  • Clearly indicate your intentions by holding out your hand. This goes both for entering as exiting the roundabout.


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