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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 Barendrecht.

Applying for an exemption from the low-emission zone

[optie 1]

Diesel passenger cars

The municipality has a milieuzone (low-emission zone) for diesel passenger cars. Diesel passenger cars may only enter the low-emission zone if they are of emission class 4 or higher. This also applies to cars with foreign number plates .

[optie 2]

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 4 or higher. This also applies to vehicles with foreign number plates.


Go to [link] to find out where the low-emission zone applies. [of meer info over locatie/contactgegevens waar gebruikers meer info kunnen krijgen].


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 for medical reasons;
  • exemption due to financial situation;
  • exemption due to delivery time of another car;
  • exemption for camper vans and motorhomes;
  • exemption in special situations.


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Questions about this topic?

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