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.
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.
Go to 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.
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).