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With an environmental zone (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 check (in Dutch) to find out if you are allowed to do so with your vehicle.
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 exemption or waiver (in Dutch) that applies to the whole of the Netherlands.