Amsterdam introduced a Low Emission Zone for lorries >3.5t on the 9th October 2008.
1 January 2018 Amsterdam has introduced a Low Emission Zone for mopeds, taxis and tour buses.
2020 Amsterdam wants to tighten the standard for lorries >3.5t.
Amsterdam's goal for the future is to be as much emission-free as possible by 2025. Hence electric vehicles are promoted in Amsterdam.
For 2026 Amsterdam wants its public bus transport to be emission free.
All cities in the Netherlands that have a Low Emission Zone have one thing in common:
Lorries >3.5T, delivery vans, mopeds, buses, coaches, camper vans.
low emission zone
blue shaded area is the ZTL for motorcycles and mopeds built before 1 January 2011
From 1.1.2020 the LEZ for buses coaches will cover this same, larger area.
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, 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
A list of streets and postcodes for Amsterdam (zipped txt-file 1MB).
Information in Dutch on all the different LEZs in Amsterdam
Amsterdam overview & details of schemes
For more information about subsidy for electric vehicles go here.