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Date of first issue Date of last issue Type Description Remarks
 1   Apr 1898 Dec 1905 car 1234
(1-2065)
 
2 Dec 1905 1951 car A 12345 provincial plates
code list and variations
3 from 1932 1951 mc AB 12345 a second letter was used in Noord and Zuid Holland only (see above code list and variations)
4 from 1939 1951 car A 12345 smaller letter type from 1939 available
5 the war time          
6 CD plate wanted
(in pre 1951 design)
Feb 1946 1951 CD CD 123 Diplomatic
7 CD J plate wanted
(in pre 1951 design)
Apr 1946 1951 CD CD J 12 International Court of Justice
             
    Jan 1951 1959 car AB-12-34 side code 1
ND-00-01
ZX-99-99
    Jan 1951     AB-12-34  
    Jan 1951     AB-12-34  
             
 

Jan 1951   CD CD 123  

2nd = newer (longer) version

square version

  Jan 1951 1984 trac GV-12-34 border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors
             
             
             
  Jan 1951 Apr 1958 temp 12-34  
  Apr 1958 1977/8 temp A-12-34 issued per Province
code list and variations
    1959 1965 car AB-12-34 side code 1
AD-00-01
JZ-99-99
             
    1965 1973 car 12-34-AB side code 2
00-01-AD
ZP en ZR
  70s? now? other AB year 1234 caravan for permanent occupation, GL = province of Gelderland plus the year of first issue 1987
    1973 1980 car 12-34-AB reissues
ZP and ZR
ZX-99-99
          12-34-AB  
             
    1973 76/77 car 12-AB-34 side code 3
00-AD-01
 
    76/77 77/78 car 12-AB-34 side code 3
light blue
old lettertype
J and N?
  76/77 77/78 trac GV-12-34 border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors
light blue, old dies
    77/78 1978 car 12-AB-34 side code 3
light blue
new lettertype
S and T?
  77/78 1978 mc AB-12-34 light blue
new lettertype
 
77/78 1978 trac GV-12-34 border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors
light blue, new dies
  77/78 1978 CD CD 123 light blue
new lettertype
             
  1977/8 Mar 1998 temp A-12-34 also
12-34-A and
12-A-34 
new dies
code list and variations
             
    1978 (1975?) 1982 car 12-AB-34 side code 3
yellow
99-XX-99
  1978 Mar 1984 trac GV-12-34 border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors
  1978   CD CD 123  
  ?   CD CD 123 US-size
  1978   CD CD 123 International Court of Justice
      CD BN 1/234 non diplomatic staff
           
    1978 1982 car 12-AB-34 side code 3
yellow
reissues
XZ-ZX?
    Oct 1978 sep 1991 car AB-12-CD side code 4
 DB-01-BB
FS jan 1980
KR jan 1984
SY jan 1988
ZX aug 1991
             
  Nov 1979 July 1999 mc MB01BB size: 24cm x 21cm
all other sizes are illegal
this is a huge size and therefore not very popular
 
1979 2000 mc MB01BB

MB01BB

some illegal sizes
1st: pre 1979 size 21x21cm (it just fits)
2nd: pre 1975 size 20x14,5cm (with 2 letters on the top row)
3rd: pre 1975 size 20x14,5cm (in the new format)
4th: even smaller 16x18cm (using the Dutch US-size dies)
    Feb 1981 Dec 1993 truck BB-01-BB > 3.500 Kg
speed limit 80 Km/h
 


Mar 1984 May 1996 trac 12-34-GV border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors

illegal size
16x18cm

  1985   army 12- KZ-34 non reflective
    May 1988 Dec 1993 truck VB-12-BB < 3.500 Kg
no extra speed limit
 




July 1988 June 1998 other
DE-12-34
+DH,DL,DM,DR
antique vehicles
car, pre 1973
  Aug 1988 Aug?  2000 tr WB-12-BB WD 1234 to WZ issued from 1963 to 1977
1234 WD to WZ from 1977 to 1983
12 WD 34 to WZ from 1983 to 1988
  Oct 1988 Aug 2002 tr OB-12-BB OL 1234 to OZ issued from 1963 to 1980
OD 1234 to OH from 1980 to 1988
OB 12 BB to OG from 1988 to 2002
  Oct 1988 Nov 2000 mc  

ZM-12-34

 

antique vehicles
pre 1973 motorcycle

  Oct 1988 ... 2020 other  

BE-12-34

 

antique vehicles
truck, pre 1973

 
    army KA-12-34 non reflective
1 Feb 1991 summer 2000 CD CD-12-34  
2
Feb 1991 summer 2000 CD 12-CD-34  

International organization

also motorcycle Schatorjé

3
Feb 1991 summer 2000 CD CDJ-123 International Court of Justice
should have only one dash
4
Sept 1991 June 1999 car DB-BB-01 with fancy thick plastic letters
our own car
5 Apr 1992 summer 2000 Nato AF-BB-01 AFCENT = Allied Forces Central Europe
6 Apr 1992 now Nato AF-DB-01 US-size
7 Apr 1992 summer 2000 Nato AFF/B01 mc-size
8 Apr 1992 summer 2000 Nato AF-ZB-01 car, 3rd position 
Z=with tax (3rd veh.)
(in the beginning 01-50)
9 Apr 1992 summer 2000 Nato AFZ/B51 mc, 3rd position
Z=with tax (3rd veh.)
(in the beginning 51-99)
10 June 1992 Aug 1993 dlr HA-00-01 new series superceding all old series
11
Aug 1993 July 1995 dlr 00-01-HA
2nd plate is a fancy
flexible magnetic type
12 Dec 1993 Feb 2000 truck BB-BB-01 > 3.500 Kg
speed limit 80 Km/h
13 Dec 1993 July 1998 truck VB-BB-01 < 3.500 Kg
no extra speed limit
14 Oct 1994 Feb 2000 temp 1AB-A01 export, valid 14 days
2nd position N=1997
variations and explanations
15 July 1995 Sept 1999 dlr 00-HA-01  
16 May 1996 Feb 2007 trac GV-12-34 border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
reissues sidecode 1
17 Mrt 1997 now Nato AF-ZJ-01 US-size, 3rd position
Z=with tax (3rd veh.)
  Mar 1998 Feb 2000 temp A-12-34 same plate as before but
now issued per month
(this plate should have 2 dashes)
code list
18
Mrt 1998 now army KW-12-34 DICO = Defence Interservice Commando
second KW made in the
old letter type (looks like 2 V's)
19


June 1998 Aug 2015 other AE 1234

+AH,AL,AM,AR


antique vehicles
pre 1973

AL 2002
AM 2005
AR 2010
v.d. Valk
20 July 1998 Feb 2000 truck 01-VB-BB < 3.500 Kg

no extra speedlimit

 21
?   Nato RC 1234 normal series 6000
low number, high official
lease car 2000
22
June 1999 Feb 2000 car

01-DB-BB

new Dutch system: side code 6
the FB being the last series issued between 25 Jan 2000 and 1 Feb 2000 when the Euro plates came out
 
DB June 1999 FB Jan 2000
23 July 1999 Feb 2000 mc MBB/B01  
24 picture wanted Sept 1999 Feb 2000 dlr FH-12-34
 
25

Feb 2000 May 2008 car 01-FB-BB new Dutch system: side code 6
my neighbours car
EURO, new dies, black border
2nd plate is with fancy thick plastic letters
3rd plate wrongly spaced
GB Aug 2000 RB Jan 2005
HB May 2001 SB Oct 2005
JB Jan 2002 TB June 2006
LB Oct 2002 XB Mar 2007
NB July 2003 ZB Nov 2007
PB Apr 2004 next will be 12-GBB-3
26 Feb 2000 Sept 2011 mc MB/BB-01 EURO
MF Apr 2001 MR July 2006
MG Jan 2002 MS Oct 2007
MH Aug 2002 MT Nov 2008

MJ May 2003

MV Apr 2009

ML Mar 2004

MX Oct 2009
MN Nov 2004 MZ Oct 2010
MP Aug 2005 next will be 01-MB-BB
27 Feb 2000 Sept 2012 truck BB-BB-01
started around BJ

> 3.500 Kg
speed limit 80 Km/h
BV June 2008

28
Feb 2000 Jan 2002 truck 01-VB-BB

small truck, < 3.500 Kg
no extra speed limit
started around VN

29



Feb 2000 now tr 01-FB-BB trailer but also bike rack

in:
long size
 square size
and
motorcycle size for motorcycle trailer only

extra: trailer for a small truck (<3500kg) and for a big truck
30



Feb 2000 now temp 01-FB-BB
valid one month

temp. car

square

motorcycle
Schatorjé

temp. trailer (W)

mistake:
month should be on the left

31

Feb 2000 now temp A-12-34 valid from 1 day to one month, see code list
car and motorcycle
code list
month (08) should not be
on the plate
32

x
Feb 2000 now temp 1 AB 234
1 ABC 23
1 AB 2 C 3
1 ABCD 2
export (new dies)
2nd position B = 2000
no border, valid 14 days
G = 2003, now with border
variations and explanations
Hoekstra (3rd)
33




Feb 2000 now dlr HA 1234 (1992)

1234 HA (1993)

12 HA 34 (1995)

FH 1234 (1999)

OA 1234 (tr)

car size

square size

mc size

us size (no border)

square in the FH series

OA is trailer dealer 
 
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3tje
4tje
Feb 2000 now other 01-FB-BB
small 1 or 2 above
the first dash
first (1) duplicate
(1 must be above the first dash)

in this case a small truck

on a square plates its hard to find the first dash
first plate seen in Delft
second plate seen in Norway by Olaf

no dash at all
seen in Delft

extra dash
seen in Delft

US size
seen in Delft

first (1) duplicate from a taxi
seen in Delft

first (1) duplicate from a dealer
first (1) duplicate on a trailer
v.d. Valk

also on a motorcycle plate
Roovers

first (1) duplicate wrongly put above the second dash
v.d. Valk

second (2) duplicate

second (2) duplicate on a transit plate (the first dash from the left or the right?) v.d. Valk

a temporary duplicate
v.d. Valk

3th duplicate
seen in Delft

4th duplicate
seen in Delft

5th duplicate
seen in Delft
35 summer
2000
now Nato AF KB 01 AFCENT = Allied Forces Central Europe, name change in 2000 to AFNORTH=Allied Forces Northern Europe  
36 summer 2000 now Nato AF KB 01 motorcycle
37 summer 2000 now Nato AF ZB 01 car
3rd position Z = with tax
(3rd vehicle)
38 summer 2000 now Nato AF/ZB 01 motorcycle
3rd position Z = with tax
(3rd vehicle)
39 summer
2000
now army 12 KP 34 even the Army uses EURO plates on there luxury cars
40 summer
2000
now army KW 1234 DICO = Defence Interservice Commando van der Valk
41 summer
2000
now temp BN 1234 non diplomatic staff
42
summer 2000 now CD CD 1234 also from the old series, now with leading zero
Schatorjé (2x)
43 summer 2000 2007 other GV-12-34
12-34-GV
Grens Verkeer
border traffic

often mistaken, this is a normal car (side code 9)

44

July 2000 now taxi 12 FTBB

 



US-size
Call-taxi Delft

square
v.d. Valk
 

45 ? 2000 now army KV 1234 Royal Military Police
 mc size
(Koninklijke Marechaussee)
Schatorjé
46


Nov 2000 Nov 2017 other ZF 1234 antique vehicles motorcycle
pre 1973
van der Valk (first 2)
ZF 50-00 Apr 2009
ZF 70-00 Apr 2012
ZF 86-00 Apr 2015
ZF 99-99 Nov 2017
new dies (since Oct 2016?)
47




Jan 2001 now other 12 YA 34 for antique vehicles and motorcycles build between Jan 1973 and Dec 1977
in old dark blue, in Us-size, in the new Euro format and in motorcycle size
van der Valk (3rd)
de Been (4th)
YA Jan 2001 YD apr 2014
YB June 2004 YF


new dies on the motorcycles (since Oct 2016?)

48 Nov 2001 now army R 12345 pushbike plate
Kanters
49 Jan 2002 Oct 2006 truck 12 BBBB
small truck, < 3.500 Kg
no extra speed limit
BJ May 2003 BV Aug 2005
BP June 2004 BX Jan 2006
50
Sept 2002 now tr OB 1234
OB 12 BB
OH Oct 2002
OK Oct 2007
also remakes
OL 1234 to OZ issued from 1963 to 1980
OD 1234 to OH from 1980 to 1988
OB 12 BB to OG from 1988 to 2002
51

Sept 2002 Mar 2008 tr WBBB 12
WG Sept 2002
WT Mar 2006
WZ Oct 2007
Schatorjé

in US size
Schatorjé

a little forklift on the back of a trailer
van der Valk (3rd)
52 Nov 2002 Feb 2006 dlr 1234 FH seen in Delft
             
  New size pictures          
             
53 D
F
Sept 2005 Aug 2006 mopd 12 ABC 3 starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 45km/h
F Mar 2006
54 D
F
Sept 2005 Aug 2006 mopd 12 ABC 3 starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 25km/h
F Mar 2006
55 H
H
Sept 2005 now mopd 12 ABC 3 moped dealer < 50cc
starting with HC
56 -- FH -- Feb 2006 now dlr 12 FH 34
 
57 DB 001 B
FB 001 B
Aug 2006 Dec 2008 mopd AB 123 C starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 45km/h (yellow)
F Nov 2007
58 DB 001 B
FB 001 B
Aug 2006 Dec 2008 mopd AB 123 C starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 25km/h (blue)
F Nov 2007
59
Oct 2006 Feb 2009 truck 12 VBB 3 small truck, < 3.500 Kg
starting with V

VVD is a Dutch liberal party

60

Feb 2007 Apr 2013 trac 12 GV 34 border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors
61

 
Mar 2008 now tr 12 WB BB starting with W
aanhangWagen
WK Nov 2013
62
May 2008 Mar 2013 car 12 ABC 3 new Dutch system: side code 7
GBB May 2008 RBB Apr 2011
HBB Okt 2008 SBB Aug 2011
JBB Apr 2009 TBB Jan 2012
KBB Sept 2009 XBB May 2012
LBB Mar 2010 ZBB Sept 2012
NBB  July 2010 next will be: 1 ABC 23
PBB Jan 2011 RTLnieuws, seen in Delft
63 D 001 BB
F 001 BB
Dec 2008 now mopd A 001 BC starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 45km/h (yellow)
F ?
64 D 001 BB
F 001 BB
Dec 2008 now mopd A 001 BC starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 25km/h (blue)
F ?
65

Feb 2009 Jan 2013 truck 1 VBB 23 small truck, < 3.500 Kg
starting with V

this one is wrongly spaced

66 - Aug 2011 now mc 01 MBBB EURO
MB Aug 2011 MJ Sept 2017
MD Apr 2013 MK Aug 2018
MF May 2014 ML July 2019
MG Jun 2015 MN July 2020
MH Sept 2016  
67 01-BBB-1 Aug 2012 now truck 12 ABC 3 starting with B
big truck, > 3.500 Kg
68 Jan 2013 Nov 2016 truck VB 123 B small truck, < 3.500 Kg
starting with V
69   Mar 2013 Mar 2015 car 1 ABC 23 new Dutch system: side code 8
KBB Mar 2013
SBB Aug 2013
TBB Dec 2013
XBB Jun 2014
ZBB Dec 2014
next will be: GB 123 B
70 Apr 2013 May 2016 trac 12-34-GV border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
reissues sidecode 2
71 YE Jan 2015 now mopd DBB 12 B side code 11
starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 45km/h (yellow)
72 BL Jan 2015 now mopd DBB 12 B side code 11
starting with D or F
moped < 50cc < 25km/h (blue)
73 x Mar 2015 Aug 2019 car GB 123 B new Dutch system: side code 9
GB Mrt 2015 RB Oct 2017
HB Sept 2015 SB Mar 2018
JB Jan 2016 TB June 2018
KB July 2016 XB Nov 2018
NB Dec 2016 ZB Apr 2019
PB May 2017 next will be: G 123 BB
74 Aug 2015 July 2020 other DZ 1234
antique vehicles
pre 1973
DZ
75 Jan 2016 Nov 2017 dlr HH 1234
dealer
Schatorje
 
76

June 2016 June 2019 trac 1 GV 234 side code 13
border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors
             
77

Nov 2016 Aug 2019 truck V 123 BB small truck, < 3.500 Kg
starting with V
78 Nov 2017 now other NM 1234 antique vehicles motorcycle
pre 1973
vd Valk
79 Nov 2017 now dlr 1234 HH dealer
Wolk
80 00-01-ZZ ?        
81
June 2019 now trac 123-GV-4 side code 14
border traffic
(Grens Verkeer)
mainly tractors

white is a trailer plate

82 Aug 2019 now car G 123 BB new Dutch system: side code 10
G Aug 2019 R
H Dec 2019 S
J June 2020 T
K Nov 2020 X
L Z
N next will be
P GBB 12 B
83 Aug 2019 now truck VBB 12 B small truck, < 3.500 Kg
starting with V
84 Sept 2019 now dlr 12 HH 34 dealer
Verschoor
85 PM July 2020 now other PM 1234
antique vehicles
pre 1973
PM
86 T Nov 2020 now trac TBB 12 B tractor
starting with T
             
  coming soon          
87 L ... Jan 2021? now trac LBB 12 B tractor trailer
starting with L
88 BH ... 2020? now other BH 1234 antique vehicles
truck, pre 1973
BH
89 0-FH-001 ... 2021? now dlr 1 FH 234 dealer
FH, HA, HF, HH?
90 V-12-BBB ... 2022? now truck V 12 BBB small truck, < 3.500 Kg
starting with V
91 GBB=12=B ... 2024? now car GBB 12 B new Dutch system: side code 11
GBB 2024? RB
HB SB
JB TB
KB XB
LB ZB
NB next will be
PB ?
92 12-MBB-3 ... 2027? now mc 12 MBB 3

motorcycle
 

  BB-123-B ... 2028? now truck AB 123 C starting with B
big truck, > 3.500 Kg
    ?        

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