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.
On the milieuzones.nl website you can find out whether your vehicle is allowed in a low emission zone (in Dutch).
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Apply for an exemption to access to a low emission zone
The municipality has a low-emission zone for lorries. Lorries 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.
Go to the map to find out where the low-emission zone applies.
In some cases you can apply for an exemption so that you can access the low-emission zone.
The municipality has different types of exemption:
- day exemption;
- exemption due to financial situation;
- exemption for companytimer;
- exemption for an event;
- exemption in special situations.
Do you want to know what conditions you have to fulfil to apply for the exemption? Contact the municipality via: email@example.com.
You will find out whether you will be granted a day exemption directly. The other exemptions take a maximum of 8 weeks.