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Environmental zone

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

With an environmental zoneExternal link (low emission zone), Dutch municipalities can exclude particular types of cars, vans and lorries. All municipalities with an environmental zone use the same traffic sign to indicate the boundaries of the zone.

Registration number check

If your van or lorry meets the emission standards, you may enter the environmental zone. Use the Dutch Environmental Zones Expert Centre's registration number checkExternal link (in Dutch) to find out if you are allowed to do so with your vehicle.

Exemption

If your business has a special type of vehicle which will never be able to meet the emission standards, you may obtain an exemption from your municipality. You will then be able to enter your local environmental zone. In specific cases your business may obtain an exemptionExternal link (in Dutch) that applies to the whole of the Netherlands.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency