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Apply for an exemption to access to a low emission zone

A milieuzone (low emission zone) is an area in a city where certain road vehicles are not allowed due to the level of pollution they emit. For example, diesel cars and lorry trucks. Are you unable to drive your vehicle in a low emission zone in the Netherlands because it doesn’t meet the emissions standards? You may be eligible for an exemption from the municipality.

There are 15 low emission zones in the Netherlands. For example, diesel cars and lorry trucks. There are also low emission zones for mopeds and motorbikes in Den Haag (The Hague) and Amsterdam.

On the milieuzones.nl website you can find out whether your vehicle is allowed in a low emission zone (in Dutch). 

You can find out whether your vehicle is eligible for an exemption on the milieuzones.nl website (in Dutch). Does your vehicle meet the conditions? Then apply for the exemption from the municipality. 

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:
Informatie:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Environmental zone

Lorries and vans

The municipality has a low-emission zone for lorries and vans. Lorries, trucks and vans may enter the low-emission zone only if they are of emission class 6 or higher. This also applies to vehicles with foreign number plates.

Where?

Go to to find out where the low-emission zone applies. 

Exemption

In some cases you can apply for an exemption so that you can access the low-emission zone.

Do you want to know which conditions you must meet to apply for the exemption? Then take a look at our website, under the heading 'What do I need to apply for an exemption?'. Use Google to translate this website, at the top right corner (globe icon).

You pay costs for the exemption. For more information, see our website under the heading 'What does an exemption cost?'. Use Google to translate this website, at the top right corner (globe icon).

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Eindhoven

Last updated on 26 September 2022