The Netherlands has a national framework for low emission zones, which are called “milieuzone”. Low emission zones only ever apply to diesel vehicles. Vehicles operating on other fuels are always allowed to enter.

Access is regulated based on the Euro standard of light duty vehicles on the one hand and heavy-duty vehicles and/or coaches on the other. No stickers or registration is required. Cameras and special investigating officers enforce compliance.

Passenger cars and vans

The light duty LEZs for diesel passenger cars and vans can have two standards: “yellow” or “green”. Currently AmsterdamArnhem, and Utrecht have LEZs for light duty diesel vehicles.

Yellow zone

Utrecht has a “yellow” zone for passenger cars and vans. The traffic sign shows a passenger car and a van followed by a yellow circle with a 3 inside. This means that only light duty diesel vehicles that meet the Euro 3 standard and above may enter the zone.

Green zone

Amsterdam and Arnhem have a “green” zone for passenger cars and vans. The traffic sign shows a passenger car and a van followed by a green circle with a 4 inside. This means that only light duty diesel vehicles that meet the Euro 4 standard and above may enter the zone.

Heavy duty vehicles and coaches

Thirteen cities have “green” low emission zones that apply to trucks, including Utrecht, Amsterdam and Arnhem. The traffic sign shows a truck followed by a green circle with a 4 inside. This means that heavy duty diesel vehicles that meet the Euro IV standard and above may enter the zone. The exception is the Low Emission Zone in the Rotterdam Harbour for trucks. It has a tighter standard: Euro VI and different traffic sign.

Currently only Amsterdam has a green zone that applies to coaches. This means that only diesel coaches that meet the Euro IV standard and above may enter the zone. 

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To the right of this text is a map of all schemes. Below this text is a map of all schemes. Click for a larger map. All Dutch cities with schemes are listed below by scheme main type. Scroll to find all cities. Click to find full information on schemes for that page.

 

 

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