All Biròs require a license plate

Date: October 17th, 2019

Soon all Birò-drivers will receive an instruction letter from the RDW to register their Birò and to apply for a license plate. As from the beginning of next year police enforcement will become effective.

Unfortunately, current laws and regulations don’t foresee in innovative forms of mobility like Birò. For a while there has been discussion about the status of Birò. In consultation with the Ministry of I&W, the RDW and the Municipality of Amsterdam there has been decided all Biròs need to have a license plate.

The municipality of Amsterdam wants to stimulate the use of Light Electric Vevicles and is planning to introduce a city wide parking permit for LEVs like Birò. With this permit you can park in a parking spot through the city, preferably right-angled in between cars. 

What do you need to know about your Birò
– Biròs need to have a license plate;
– Biròs drive on the road and not on the bike lane;
– Biròs need to park in a parking spot;
– Wearing a seat belt is mandatory.

Parking your Birò
Because the Birò is small and compact, it is a waste to use a complete parking spot by yourself. We kindly ask you to make use of the limited space as efficient as possible. Preferable park right-angled if possible.

Parking in Amsterdam
Next year the Municipality of Amsterdam will issue a policy for LEVs, including possible changes to the parking regulation. In the mean time there will be a transitional period, where you can apply for a city wide parking permit for Light Electric Vehicles.

Application process
For the application of the license plate you have to make an appointment at an inspection station of the RDW. We will inform you about the exact procedure at a later stage.

If you have any questions, please contact us at +31 (0)20 8460549 or