Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch citizens, who got their initial drivers license in the Netherlands, but now live abroad. Being an example of the latter, I am wondering how factual these rumours are.
The other way around, i.e. letting a Dutch friend drive my Belgian registered car in the Netherlands is forbidden on the grounds that it is considered tax evasion. The Netherlands has a hefty car tax called (BPM) which is easily evaded by driving a car from a neighbouring country. However, that does not apply to me driving a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands. I don't see how I would be evading taxes.
This topic is quite extensively discussed on different fora, but what is said in different posts is quite contradictory.
Does anyone know an authoritative answer on this matter.
Since I like traveling, it would be nice if the answer applies to the rest of the EU, or even the world.