Rotterdam has had an LEZ in place since 2007.
Rotterdam also has an access regulation in place called Rotterdam - AR.
Dates and details
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht regulate vans, see the individual cities.
More information on Euro standards.
From 1 January 2018:
The LEZs currently apply to lorries over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.
Utrecht affects light duty vehicles, Amsterdam and Rotterdam will soon.
Rotterdam public transport
The LEZ covers the city centre of Rotterdam, including ‘Centraal Station’, Centraal Station-kwartier, ‘Stadsdriehoek’, ‘Oude Westen’ en ‘Cool’ district. The area is shown on the following map:-Boundary line for guidance only, click on the map to view the official PDF document. (opens in a new window)
black line: current boundary LEZ
red line: boundary LEZ 1 January 2016
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.
Rotterdam city Website
More information on the LEZ Rotterdam