Exemptions for lorries in the Netherlands are nationally agreed. There are two types of exemptions, national exemptions which are centrally administered and local exemptions which are administered by the municipality. There are also additional exemptions for the car and van LEZs in the cities of
From 1st July 2013, retrofitting will generally no longer be permitted to achieve the Euro 4 standard. However, special vehicles after this date are entitled to an exemption until 1 January 2017, provided that the vehicle is less than 13 years old.
The special vehicles below may get an exemption, if the vehicle may not be older than 13 years from the date of first registration.
Most special vehicles are identified by the use of the device code they receive from the RDW (vehicle registration agency).
The owner of these vehicles need to apply for an exemption. RVO.nl is mandated to grant the exemption. You can check your vehicle number plate here will determine whether authorized by RVO.nl exemption for your vehicle.
There are also vehicles which might qualify for a device code above. Using a re-inspection by the RDW, your vehicle could qualify for a device code of an Extraordinary and therefore an exemption into the LEZ. See the Dutch national website for more details
There are other special vehicles, which qualify for exemptions, (click on the link for further details) exceptional transport, fairground and circus vehicles, removal vehicles and commercial vehicles with heavy crane.
- Daily exemption if you visit each LEZ less than 12 times a year. Municipalities often a charge for this.
- Exemption if you have ordered a new vehicle.
- Hardship exemptions on a case-by-case basis, if the company is financially unable in the short term to afford a filter or cleaner vehicle and the business's livelihood depends on having this cleaner vehicle.
City exemptions for the light duty LEZs:
These exemptions are listed for your guide only. They are not officially translated, and are current as of Autumn 2016. The original on the city/regional/national website is the only accurate source.