International Driving Permit
First of all you should get an international driving permit before leaving your country for Holland. You are not allowed to drive without having complete papers. Generally, international driving license or permit is valid for a year, after which you can apply for local driving license. Also carry all other certificates with you. For example, a safety certificate etc.
Access to Car
Obviously, you being a visitor in the country cannot buy a car of your own, but can rent it. You can ask your travel agent to arrange a rental car for you. You can book for day-to-day basis or for any specific number of days.
Inspect and Understand Car
Do not jump in the car and start driving. Instead, you should check it carefully and understand all the controls. Before taking the rental car, you can also ask about the type of fuel it takes i.e. diesel or LPG etc. Also, check for oil and other things in the car.
Know Local Traffic Rules
You should also have understanding of local traffic rules and how they are implemented. For example, it is must to know the speed limit and understand how the traffic signal system works. Also, know different road signs and indicators. Since local language is used for describing different rules, you should be able to understand it first.
Observe All Safety Rules
You should also observe all safety rules. For example, you will have to equip your car with wet visibility vest, carry first aid kit with you and observe all other safety rules. Since weather is wet and cold most of the time in the country, you will have to wear protective gear and warm clothing.