Taking motorcycle lessons in English with a specialist
Getting your motorcycle license quickly and safely with a pro: that's why you take motorcycle lessons at De Motortrainer. Vincent Gaus is a specialist who has many years of experience in training new motorcyclists, but also in training advanced drivers on the track, off-road and on the road. He gives your motorcycle career a kickstart, you'll learn more than just the required basic skills and you will soon be confident and well trained on the road.
With a personal plan, you'll work focused and structured towards your goal: your motorcycle license! The success rate of De Motortrainer is high, you can check that here.
Starting package €1200
When you start taking motorcycle lessons at De Motortrainer, you can choose to buy a starting package. This includes 10 x 1,5 hours of lessons including pratical exams (AVB + AVD). The costs for this package are €1200. You can also choose single lessons for €81 per lesson. Check all the rates below. (Price changes reserved)
At De Motortrainer, you'll learn to ride a bike on the Suzuki SV650A. There's a lowered motorcycle for smaller students (1.60 meters and taller) You can take lessons from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. untill sunset.
You'll get an earpiece so De Motortrainer can talk to you while driving. He'll always follow you on his own motorcycle, never by car.
5 star rating
Students describe Vincent Gaus (De Motortrainer) as a skilled and passionate instructor with a personal teaching style. His love for the bike is called contagious. Vincent is known for his peace of mind, focus, clear explanation and the art of estimating exactly where you are and what you need to become a good motorcyclist. Read their reviews here.
Booking a trial lesson
1,5 hours | € 75
Getting your motorcycle license in English: how does it work?
Let's get started
To start taking motorcycle lessons in English at De Motortrainer, you need a valid car driving license or a Dutch theory certificate for motorcycle. At De Motortrainer, you need to be 21 years or older. You can check if your foreign car license is valid in The Netherlands at RDW.
If you have a valid car license, you can start right away and get your motorcycle theory later in the process. Otherwise you need to get your theory before you can start taking motorcycle lessons.
Getting your theory certificate
At CBR, you have to do your theory exam. You can do this in English. For that, you need to book an exam with a translator (€95). First, you plan the exam at CBR. Next, you book a translator at Tolkennet (€179).
These are recommendable learning materials in English.
First, we'll focus on vehicle control skills to work towards the first practical exam (AVB). Once you get your AVB, we'll focus on driving skills on the road to work towards the traffic participation exam (AVD).
For AVB and AVD, you don't need an exam with a translator, like you do for your theory exam. At the AVB exam, usually the examiner gives the instructions in English. If not, they'll let your motorcycle instructor do it. During the AVD exam, you'll be wearing an earpiece while being followed by the examiner and your motorcycle instructor in a car. The motorcycle instructor will be giving you the instructions via radio contact in English.
Once you've passed the three exams, you'll get your license.
Starting package (10 x 1,5 hours lessons + practical exams) € 1200
(5 x 1,5 hours of lessons)
Single lesson (1,5 hours) € 81
Hourly rate € 54
Trial lesson (1,5 hours) € 75
AVB-exam € 170
AVD-exam € 270
Price changes reserved.
Stuff you need to know as well
What to bring
For a trial session, you only need to bring your car driving license or your Dutch motorcycle theory certificate. Protective motorcycle clothing (pants, jacket, gloves and boots) and a helmet are available and can be used free of charge.
You are welcome at De Motortrainer fifteen minutes before the start of your lesson.
Car: from the A10 exit 101. Parking is free.
Bicycle: a 20 minute bike ride from Amsterdam Central Station, 10 minutes from Sloterdijk.
Public transport: bus 36, from the nearest stop it is a 5 to 10 minute walk.
Tuesday - Saturday from 09 a.m. to sundown.
A trial session costs €75. If you decide to start the course, you'll get access to e-rijschool. With this online tool, you can book lessons and pay them online. If you only want to pay the trial lesson, you can do so on the spot.
You can cancel or reschedule your lesson online or by phone: 06-51069711. This is free of charge up to 48 hours before the lesson starts. After that, the entire lesson will be charged. If you have corona or -symptoms, you can cancel free of charge at any time.