Best international Driving School for students and expats in the region Heerlen – Sittard and Maastricht

Official partner of the Expat Centre Maastricht region

Speed Courses Possible

Are you in a hurry? Do you want to drive as quickly as possible? We provide accelerated courses within a few days or weeks at Driving School Heerlen.

International Experience

Our driving instructors are experienced and provide courses for international students. If you want to know if your language is supported, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Personal Coaching

We take driving lessons very seriously and the best way to learn is through gog coaching. We adjust our lessons and tutoring to fit everyone’s needs.

Competitive Pricing

At our Driving School in Heerlen, we strike a perfect balance between good prices and quality courses. If you choose one of our course packages, admission is free!

Both Manual and automatic cars

At our driving school in Heerlen, wo offer both manual and automatic driving lessons. You can choose which suits you needs best!

Driving Lessons at Driving School Heerlen

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While on your journey to learn how to drive, you’ll need to develop a lot of different skills. To develop these skills effectively you need a coach you can rely on. When you choose driving school Heerlen for driving lessons, we’ll make sure you don’t get stuck.

If you’re just starting the journey, it’s good to understand the whole process so you can make smart choices. To help you decide if Driving School Heerlen is a smart choice for you, we will give away a free intake lesson if you send us an email or call us. Be aware, the intake lesson is for free if you decide to go on with your driving training.

Driving School Heerlen is initiated by Driving school Cordewener, who’s been coaching and instructing students for more than 50 years in Heerlen and the surrounding areas in achieving their driving license.

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What's The Cost?

After the intake lesson, you will have a consultation to answer all your questions such as how many driving lessons you will need and an indication of the total cost of your driving license.

We have various package deals to offer you the lessons in Heerlen you need at the best price, only at driving school Heerlen.

Driving Lessons in English

At Driving School Heerlen, a driving lesson lasts 60 minutes and is possible from Monday through Saturday. We recommend taking 1,5 lessons (90 minutes) at a time, as it is more efficient and effective.

Watch out for the offers of our competitors.
Often they make you an offer for driving 50 minutes per lesson instead of 60 minutes. This seems cheaper but it isn’t !!!!

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Refresher lessons

For (internationals) students and expats who wants to learn how to drive or increase their driving skills (refresher lessons),
Driving School Heerlen offers driving lessons in English at various locations in Heerlen, Sittard, Maastricht and surrounding areas.

Our international Driving School has one of the highest passing rates for practical exams in in the Netherlands.

Refresher lessons for 30% ruling (expats)

If you are eligible for the 30% ruling for expats you may be able to exchange your driving license for a Dutch driving license.

We can coach you improving your driving skills and gaining confidence with driving in a new country. Refresher lessons are available in automatic or manual-transmission cars. The school’s coaches are experienced, professional and each have at least 10 years of experience training drivers in English and Dutch.

Don’t mind asking us if you have any questions about this.

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Partner of Expat Centre Maastricht Region

The Expat Centre Maastricht Region is about expert advice, services and guidance for expats and international organizations. Questions about driving licenses you better ask us: Driving School Heerlen. We are specialized in these issues.

About CBR

CBR is the official Dutch institute responsible for the practical driving and theory exams. Apart from the existing exams in Dutch, CBR also administers theory exam in Englisch. In addition, an individual oral exam is possible with the assistance of an interpreter. We will help you with the whole process of signing up for the official exams. More information is available on their website.

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Male and female instructors

We have both male and female instructors.

Some student drivers prefer a male coach, others prefer a female coach.

We understand your needs, and therefore at Driving School Heerlen both is possible.

Our Driving School in the Picture

For more information about Driving School Heerlen and the way we coach student drivers, you can watch our video.

In the end there are also some testemonials from a few of our students.

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Automatic or manual-transmission

Practical driving lessons in either a gear shift or automatic car starts with an initial and free intake lesson (assessment) with one of our professional coaches.
Be aware: the intake lesson is only for free when students continue their driving course.

After this intake lesson you will receive feedback about your driving skills. and be given an advise of how many driving lessons you probably will need (a package offer). You can easily plan your next lessons in consultation with your own coach.

We are looking for driving instructors

You need to be qualified as a driving coach and of course you can speak English.
We are specialized in (internationals) students and expats in Heerlen and surrounding areas.
We offer competitive working conditions and super colleagues.
Apply! Call or text us if you are interested.
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Driving Lessons – our unique “step-by-step-method”

We offer to you a practice manual about “How you learn to drive” in English.
A unique “step-by-step-method” improving your driving skills towards your driving license.

“How you learn to drive” in English

Many of our student drivers saved a lot of money due to this book because they needed less practical lessons.
You can order this book for only €27.50!

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Theory Course

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Before you can take your practical exam, you must first pass your theory exam at the CBR (the official governmental exam institute in Holland)

We can support you through a theory course, or books and/or exam exercises (so-called credits)

The theory course is given via webinar or classroom, 4 evenings from 16:00 to 18:00.

Cost including book : € 110,00.

You can sign up via the registration form or by email

Also if you are a student driver from another driving school you are welcome to join our online webinar theory training in English. Call us or send a mail.

Special Offer!

Because we want to supply students with the best offer to acquire their driving license, we give our students €100 discount on every package we have. If you chose one of our package deals you get the intake lesson for free.

Packages & Pricing

We provide a variety of different package deals with the best price to suit your needs.
But it is also possible to book single lessons for € 45,- per lesson.
Or book extra lessons for only € 435,- per 10 lessons.


Extra € 100,- discount!

24 Lessons (60 min)

Trial Exam Included

Real Exam Included

Free Intake

€ 1.399,-

€ 1.299,-


Extra € 100,- discount!

34 Lessons (60 min)

Trial Exam Included

Real Exam Included

Free Intake

€ 1.799,-

€ 1.699,-


Extra € 100,- discount!

44 Lessons (60 min)

Trial Exam Included

Real Exam Included

Free Intake

€ 2.199,-

€ 2.099,-


Extra € 100,- discount!

20 Lessons (50 min)

For Students Only

Real Exam Included

Free Intake

€ 999,-

€ 899,-

What Our Students Say

I passed on the first try! Need I say more? Monique was direct when she told me that she was strict and would instruct me in a way that would have me pass the test and that she did. She was also very flexible with our practice time, she was patient and we laughed a lot. I would highly recommend this driving school and especially Monique. As an adult taking driving lessons in a foreign country this was the driving school and experience I needed. Thank you Verkeersschool Cordewener/Driving School Maastricht!Lees meer
Gideon Poirier
Gideon Poirier
14:01 22 Nov 20
higly recommended...Driving School Maastricht has a great team of experts to prepare you for the exam in the best possible way. Tailored instructions, great tips and tricks to make the process easier and solid!Lees meer
aksu arif
aksu arif
13:36 10 Nov 20
I had a great experience with obtaining my license through this school. My instructor was Marco, he really helped me understand everything step by step and supported me fully throughout the process with a consistent and high quality approach. I would 100% recommend to anyone looking to learn to drive 🙂Lees meer
Alethe de Vaulgrenant
Alethe de Vaulgrenant
16:35 06 Nov 20
Would highly recommend Driving School Maastricht to everyone! Brilliant instructors and team overall who helped me pass first time!Lees meer
Adam Mc
Adam Mc
11:24 09 Oct 20
I highly recommend this driving school! The quality of the lessons are very good, the instructors are well organised and they try to adapt to your timetable as much as possible.Lees meer
Sean Lahoussine
Sean Lahoussine
11:52 27 Feb 20
Had a rough start with one of their instructors, but the owners were very understanding of the issue, and once I changed instructors everything went well. Passed my driving exam on my first attempt, definitely recommend.Lees meer
Allan Gramacho
Allan Gramacho
10:13 22 Oct 19
I want to say huge thanks to Driving School Maastricht: to my instructors: Wilco, Marco and Monique! After an accident happened, I was very nervous and insecure to drive but they really helped me to feel confident and calm behind the wheel. I truely enjoyed my lessons, I always received really good feedback on what I was doing well and what I needed to improve. They are very professional, supportive, patient and helpful.I highly recommend them to anybody learning to drive!Thanks once again, it was an amazing experience!Lees meer
Elcin Coskun
Elcin Coskun
09:19 16 Sep 19
Best driving school in Maastricht... indeed ! Passed my driving test on my first attempt, thanks to Marco. Lessons are always fun with Marco, and that's definitely a plus point! He gave me plenty tips on how to be a better and confident driver. If you need to get your driving licence done in maastricht, and are still in the midst of choosing a driving school, all i can say is Think no more! Just contact them now for your free intake lesson.Lees meer
Cindy C
Cindy C
19:36 28 Aug 19
I want to say huge thanks to Driving School Maastricht: to my instructors: Wilco, Marco and Monique! After an accident happened, I was very nervous and insecure to drive but they really helped me to feel confident and calm behind the wheel. I truely enjoyed my lessons, I always received really good feedback on what I was doing well and what I needed to improve. They are very professional, supportive, patient and helpful. I highly recommend them to anybody learning to drive! Thanks once again, it was an amazing experience!Lees meer
Elçin Coşkun
Elçin Coşkun
20:55 19 Aug 19
They speak English very well and consider every nationality since they met different students in Evey part of the earth.I like the idea of having FREE INTAKE 👍🚗❤️Lees meer
Ashley Belo
Ashley Belo
10:56 29 Jul 19
I wasn’t confident at all to go on the road by myself and I took lessons with Monique. Monique is very patient and attentive and helped me a lot in overcoming my fear. I’m now driving alone without feeling nervous any more. I’m very happy and thankful for the lessons.Lees meer
Rui Wang
Rui Wang
17:09 07 Jun 19
Ideal driving school for international students with friendly & professional instructors. It has been easy to schedule driving lessons to fit into a busy schedule, and instructions have been very individual to focus on improving personal weaknesses. The instructors Marco, Wilco and Monique are very dedicated with good advice at hand.It's not only about passing your exam, but also driving safely. Thanks to Driving School Maastricht, I can now say that I'm able to do both confidently!Lees meer
Eric Tüschenbönner
Eric Tüschenbönner
19:09 29 Jan 19
I would strongly recommend Driving school Maastricht for anyone who wants not only to pass their driving test, but also know how to drive safely. Driving School Maastricht is a trustworthy school. Marco, Monique and Wilco were really dedicated, punctual and very professional. Each lesson was fun and always in good humor. They quickly identified my weaknesses and worked on that till I overcame it. They were also very flexible to fit in my working schedules. They taught me with all their heart and not only for the sake of doing business! After a car accident, I was really afraid and nervous to sit behind a steering wheel. Marco was really very patient and taught me how to take confidence in myself and drive safely. He always corrected my mistakes with a smile or with a good laugh. He also offered me excellent advises on how to drive safely so that not only I passed my exams but also became a better driver.As a foreigner who do not speak Dutch, all my classes were done in English and they even helped in arranging my written exam which was really helpful! I did not had to worry at all about all the administrative stuffs. I would like to thank Driving School Maastricht and my instructors Marco, Monique and Wilco who made it possible for me to pass my exam and drive without fear!Lees meer
Kam Moun
Kam Moun
15:14 20 Dec 18
If you are a student or expat and you can’t speak Dutch this driving school is your best option for your Dutch “rijbewijs” Theory and practical lessens in english.Lees meer
Wilco Van Es
Wilco Van Es
20:36 18 Nov 18
I am currently taking driving lessons with Marco. He is really attentive and thorough. I definitely recommend taking driving lessons at the Driving School MaastrichtLees meer
Camila Gurriarán
Camila Gurriarán
07:46 04 Oct 18

Our Partners

The Expat Centre Maastricht Region is about expert advice, services and guidance for expats and international organizations. Questions about driving licenses you better ask us: Driving School Heerlen and Maastricht. We are specialized in these issues.

The CBR is the official institute in the Netherlands for taking your theory and practical drivingexam. We guide you in applying for and preparing your exams.

Internations is the largest international community for people who live and work abroad. Also in Heerlen and surrounding areas InterNations offers global networking opportunities, local events, and expat-relevant information.

Kaleido is an international student community situated in Maastricht. Kaleido is a spot for internationally-minded people to meet – a space where everyone feels welcome and is free to express themselves creatively.

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    Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, you can reach us by telephone (+31(0)850653125), or you can ask your question by mailing

    What are the costs of a driving lesson?

    For one 60-minute lesson, prices start at € 45,-.

    If you take 10 hours of training the price is of course less (€ 435,-).

    How long is one driving lesson?

    Our driving lessons are 50 or 60 minutes each. This is the most efficient, as it means you will need to adjust the seat, seatbelt and mirrors only once rather than twice. The same goes for the evaluation that takes place after the lesson ends.

    Where will I be picked up?

    If you live in the municipality of Heerlen or in the surrounding area, you will be picked up at home. If you live outside of this region, the lessons could start elsewhere. We need to talk about this in individual cases.

    Will I have the same coach each time?

    As much as possible we try to connect you to the same coach. Sometimes it is inevitable to switch to another coach in case of vacation, illness etc.

    How does the instructor monitor my progress?

    instructor will monitor your progress using a paper, tablet or smartphone.

    How many lessons will I need to take?

    If you take lessons regularly you will require an average of about 25 lessons at our school (= 37,5 hours) to be able to pass the driving exam. But be aware, this is very individual. It also depends on your talent and ambition.

    The national average is 40 to 45 hours.

    Is it possible to cancel a driving lesson?

    Cancellations can be made up until 24 hours prior to your scheduled lesson (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays do not count as workdays!). You can do so by phone or e-mail during office hours only.

    How do I make my payment?

    You can pay by bank. It is also possible to pay for your package in installments.

    Can I get a refund if I end up with lessons that I paid for but do not need?

    If you purchased a lesson package and have lessons to spare at the end of your training, you will be not reimbursed for them. If you require additional lessons you can purchase these by one or by ten.

    Can I take a trial lesson?

    You can take a trial lesson (assessment) at our school. This lesson is for free if you are willing to continue your driving training at our driving school.

    Can I score free lessons?

    Yes you can: for each new student you bring in, you will receive a free lesson.

    How do I apply for the theory exam?

    You can sign up your theory exam yourself, at
    If you would like us to arrange it for you on payment of an administration fee instead, e-mail us at

    Can I take theory lessons at Driving School Heerlen?

    Yes: our school offers theory books, trial exam questions and an online theory course.

    Can I take an trial exam/test?

    If you did not opt for one of the lesson packages, you can also purchase a separate interim test.

    The number of our driving school needed for siging up at the CBR website?

    The number of our driving school is: 9021 G 5

    Is smoking permitted in the lesson vehicles?

    No: we have smoke-free cars. This also means no smoking takes place in the car outside of teaching hours!

    Get in Touch

    We are happy to help you and answer your questions.

    Feel free to call us or send an email, you can also come by and visit us.