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Rotterdam has a LEZ in place.
Rotterdam also has an access regulation in place called Rotterdam - AR.

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 for lorries > 3.5T is Euro 4

AmsterdamRotterdam and Utrecht regulate vans, see the individual cities.

More information on Euro standards.

Since 1 January 2016 vehicles have to meet the following requirements in Rotterdam:

  • Delivery vans and passenger cars running on petrol/LPG with a Date First Registration after 1 July 1992 =  minimum standard Euro 1
  • Delivery vans and passenger cars with a diesel engine with a Date First Registration after 1 January 2001 = minimum standard Euro 3

low emission zone

Rotterdam Low Emission Zone
blue shaded area is the LEZ
For a Rotterdam city Website
more detailed map, please see Rotterdam city website's interactive map (opens in a new window)

    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

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, 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


Rotterdam also offers a subsidy (‘Sloopregeling’) of between €1 000 – €2 500 for citizens to scrap their old vehicles, and an additional subsidy if they go on to buy an electric car. Anyone registered in Rotterdam is eligible for the scrapping subsidy. The scrapping scheme runs until 30 June 2017, or until the subsidy has been fully granted.

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