Maastricht town centre has been a Low Emission Zone from 1st March 2010.
Dates and Standards
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

  • Vehicles affected
    The LEZs currently apply to lorries over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.
    Utrecht affects light duty vehicles, Amsterdam and Rotterdam will soon.
    In Amsterdam taxis, coaches and mopeds will be affected in the future.

    What is the LEZ boundary

    Map Maastricht
    key: red line is the LEZ

    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

    Need to Register?
    No registration needed, information is taken from the Dutch national vehicle register

    Foreign Vehicles?
    Foreign vehicles are affected

    Retrofitting allowed?

    Retrofitting Summary

    Hours of operation
    Permanent, 365 days a year

    With cameras viewing number plates.

    €230 fine for lorries.
    90€ fine for other vehicle types

    National Scheme
    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

    Exemptions: National
    Netherlands Exemptions

    Local name for an LEZ

    Further Information
    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.

    City website
    Maastricht city website

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