|Maastricht town centre has been a Low Emission Zone from 1st March 2010.
Dates and Standards
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
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.
What is the LEZ boundary
key: red line is the LEZ
LEZ Road sign
The Dutch LEZ signs are:
|You are approaching an LEZ:||You are entering an LEZ:||You are leaving an LEZ
Need to Register?
No registration needed, information is taken from the Dutch national vehicle register
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 an LEZ
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.
Maastricht city website