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Apply for an exemption to access to a low emission zone

Are you unable to drive your diesel vehicle in a milieuzone (low emission zone) in the Netherlands because it doesn’t meet the emissions standards? You may be able to apply for an exemption from the municipality. To do so, your vehicle must meet certain conditions. 

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Arnhem.

Applying for an exemption from the low-emission zone

Passenger and vans with diesel engines

The municipality has an environmental zone for passenger cars with diesel engines. Passenger cars with diesel engines are only allowed to enter the environmental zone if they have emission class 4 or higher. This also applies to cars with a foreign vehicle registration certificate. 

Freight traffic

The environmental zone also applies to trucks in the municipality. Trucks are only allowed to enter the environmental zone if they have an emission class of 6 or higher. This also applies to vehicles with a foreign vehicle registration certificate.

Where?

The environmental zone includes the Arnhem canals, Nieuwe Plein and Hoge Rijnkade and everything within that area. Airborneplein is not included. Lage Kade is also excluded. The boundary is marked on the environmental zone map.

Exemption

In some cases, you can apply for an exemption to gain access to the environmental zone.

The municipality has several exemptions:

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Arnhem