Breda has had a Low Emission Zone in place since the 5th October 2007.
Dates and details
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht regulate vans, see the individual cities.
More information on Euro standards.
The LEZs currently apply to lorries over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.
Utrecht affects light duty vehicles, Amsterdam and Rotterdam will soon.
In Amsterdam taxis, coaches and mopeds will be affected in the future.
key: red line is the boundary of the LEZ
The Dutch LEZ signs are:
Need to Register?
No registration needed, information is taken from the Dutch national vehicle register
Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are affected
Hours of operation
Permanent, 365 days a year
With cameras viewing number plates.
A €230 fine.
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
Local name for the scheme
A zipped file with a list of all cities, streets and postcodes of all Dutch LEZ cities (zipped excel list, 1.4MB), last updated 25/11/15. There can be no rights derived from this list.
National website: www.milieuzones.nl
A summary of the impacts of LEZs in the Netherlands can be found on our webpage on the Netherlands air quality impacts page.
Breda city website