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:
Since 1 January 2016 vehicles have to meet the following requirements in 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)
The Dutch LEZ signs are:
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
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.