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Arnhem has started a Low Emission Zone on the 1st July 2014.

Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht regulate vans, see the individual cities.

More information on Euro standards.

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:

  • minimum standard is Euro 4

The LEZs currently apply to lorries over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.
Utrecht and Rotterdam affects light duty vehicles, Amsterdam will soon.

In Amsterdam taxis, coaches and mopeds will be affected in the future.

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

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 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:
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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