A race license is necessary to be able to race. You can buy an annual license or purchase a day license for a race. With the annual license you can participate in all races in the Netherlands and it is cheaper than if you purchase a day license every race. If you wish to race in other countries besides the Netherlands, you will have to purchase your race license in that country. If you wish to participate in a European or World Championship you can purchase an IJSBA license in your country of residence. If no IJSBA affiliate in your country, you can purchase it at any other IJSBA affiliate near you.