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Introduction
Den Haag (The Hague) has had a Low Emission Zone in place since the 16th April 2008.
A further zone is being investigated for Rijswijk, a suburb to the east of Den Haag.



Dates and details
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht regulate vans, see the individual cities.

More information on Euro standards.

The Netherlands have a Low Emission Zone scheme that applies to lorries > 3.5T:

  • minimum standard is Euro 4


  • 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.
    In Amsterdam taxis, coaches and mopeds will be affected in the future.

    Alternative transport
    The Hague public transport

    Scheme Boundary
    Map Den Haag
    key: yellow 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?
    No

    Hours of operation
    Permanent, 365 days a year

    Enforcement
    With cameras viewing number plates.

    Penalty
    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.

    Exemptions
    Netherlands Exemptions

    Local name for the scheme
    Milieuzone

    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 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 the Netherlands air quality impacts page.

    City website
    Den Haag city website
    Rijswijk city website
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