Amsterdam introduced a Low Emission Zone on the 9th October 2008.

Dates and details
* commercial vehicles (N1 vehicles) with a diesel engine lower than euro Class 3 (built before January 1, 2000) - by January 1, 2017

* taxis, coaches and mopeds - by January 1, 2018

Find more information about the new parts of the scheme here:
Amsterdam private hire car
Amsterdam taxi
Amsterdam tourist coaches
Amsterdam motorcycles
Amsterdam overview & details of schemes

Amsterdam has a website to help coach drivers and operators find parking locations in the city.
For all drivers, there is also information on roadworks and traffic restrictions as well as suggested alternative routes.
The website is available in Dutch, English and German.

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.

Alternative transport
Amsterdam public transport

Scheme Boundary
Amsterdam LEZ map
key: green 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

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

Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are not enforced

Retrofitting allowed?

Hours of operation
Permanent, 365 days a year

With cameras viewing number plates.

A €230 fine.

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 first light duty vehicle LEZ has started 1.1.2015 in Utrecht. To access the LEZ your vehicle must be registered after 1/1/2001.

Netherlands Exemptions

Local name for the scheme

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 21/12/10. There can be no rights derived from this list.

National website:

A summary of the impacts of LEZs in the Netherlands can be found the Netherlands air quality impacts page.

City website
Amsterdam city website
City leaflet (in Dutch).
City infographic (in English).

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