Amsterdam introduced a Low Emission Zone on the 9th October 2008.
Amsterdam's goal for the future is an emission-free city by 2025. Hence electric vehicles are promoted in Amsterdam.
All cities in the Netherlands that have a Low Emission Zone, have a scheme that applies to lorries > 3.5T.
The standard is the same throughout the Netherlands:
From January 1, 2017 no longer allowed to enter the LEZ:
From January 1, 2018 no longer allowed to enter the LEZ:
Amsterdam has a website to help coach drivers and operators find parking locations in the city.
low emission zone
key: green shaded area is the LEZ
The LEZ for the motorcycles covers the whole built up area of Amsterdam. See the map at the bottom of the Amsterdam LEZ page. (pressing on the blue legend box "brom-en snorfiets" shows the area for motorcycles.
From 1.1.2020 the LEZ for buses coaches will cover this same, larger area.
An here is also available from the city webpage. You can also choose the area for your type of LEZ.
The Dutch LEZ signs are:
Road signs for light duty LEZs:
No registration needed, information is taken from the Dutch national vehicle register
Foreign vehicles are affected
Permanent, 365 days a year
With cameras viewing number plates.
€230 fine for lorries.
90€ fine for other vehicle types
A National LEZ Covenant signed by Dutch government, municipalities and other stakeholders, whereby all Low Emissions Zones in the Netherlands apply the same Euro standards, as outlined above for lorries.
The national scheme also allows for LEZs applied to light duty vehicles <3.5T from 2013. The cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht have light duty LEZs in operation or about to be in operation
A list of streets and postcodes for Amsterdam (zipped txt-file 1MB).
Information in Dutch on all the different LEZs in Amsterdam
Amsterdam overview & details of schemes
For more information about subsidy for electric vehicles go here.