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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


  • 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.

    What is the LEZ boundary

    Map Maastricht
    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
    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?
    Foreign vehicles are not enforced

    Retrofitting allowed?
    No

    Retrofitting Summary



    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: National
    Netherlands Exemptions

    Local name for an LEZ
    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
    Maastricht city website

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