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 LEZs currently apply to lorries over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.
Utrecht affects light duty vehicles, Amsterdam and Rotterdam will soon.
The Hague public transport
key: yellow shaded area is 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 not enforced
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 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.
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 21/12/10. 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.
Den Haag city website
Rijswijk city website