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.
A 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. There are 15 low emission zones in the Netherlands. 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).
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Applying for an exemption from the low-emission zone
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 .
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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Do you want to know what conditions you have to fulfil to apply for the exemption? Contact the municipality via: [e-mailadres].
You can apply for the exemption online [pagina gemeente].
The exemption costs € XXX. You pay the application fee whether granted the exemption or not.
You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality [contactgegevens].
You will find out whether you will be granted the exemption within xx weeks.
Contact details are not yet available for your municipality.
Questions about this topic?
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