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    Introduction
Arnhem has started a Low Emission Zone for lorries >3.5t on the 1st July 2014.
From 1-1-2019 diesel passenger cars will be affected, too.

All cities in the Netherlands that have a Low Emission Zone have one thing in common:

  • minimum standard for lorries > 3.5T is Euro 4

Low Emission Zones in the Netherlands

Which citiy enforces what kind of vehicle?

 

Cars

need to be built after:

Delivery vans

need to be built after:

Diesel taxis, mopeds, buses and coaches, camper vans (M1) need to be built after:

Lorries >3.5t

Amsterdam until 2020

 

 

1-1-2000

Diesel taxis 1-1-2009

Mopeds 1-1-2011

Buses and coaches 1-1-2005

Camper vans 1-1-2000

 

 

Diesel Euro 4

 

Amsterdam from 2020

Standard will be tightened

Arnhem

From 1-1-2019 on: Diesel

Euro 4

 

 

Diesel Euro 4

Breda

 

 

 

Delft

 

 

 

Den Haag

 

 

 

Eindhoven

 

 

 

Leiden

 

 

 

Maastricht

Petrol 1-1-1990

Diesel 1-1-2006

Mopeds might be affected too in the future

Rijswijk

 

 

 

Rotterdam

Petrol 1-7-1992 (not enforced at the moment)

Diesel 1-1-2001

 

S’-Hertogenbosch

 

 

 

Tilburg

 

 

 

Utrecht

Diesel 1-1-2001

Campervans <3.5t 1-1-2001

More information on Euro standards.


Lorries >3.5t and from 1-1-2019 on cars.

low emission zone


Arnhem LEZ map
key: red shaded area is the LEZ

    Road Sign
The Dutch LEZ signs are:

You are approaching an LEZ: You are entering an LEZ: You are leaving an LEZ
Dutch approaching LEZ sign Dutch Entering LEZ sign Dutch leaving LEZ sign

 


Road signs for light duty LEZs:
Dutch light duty vehicle low emission zone

 


No registration needed, information is taken from the Dutch national vehicle register

Foreign vehicles are affected


Permanent, 365 days a year

    Enforcement
With cameras viewing number plates.

    Penalty
€230 fine for lorries.
90€ fine for other vehicle types, 95€ after 1.1.2018

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


Milieuzone

A zipped file with a list of all cities, streets and postcodes of all Dutch LEZ cities (zipped excel list, 1.4MB), last updated 25/11/15. There can be no rights derived from this list.
National website: www.milieuzones.nl
A summary of the impacts of LEZs in the Netherlands can be found on our webpage on the Netherlands air quality impacts page.

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