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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 Rotterdam.

Municipality of Rotterdam: 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.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Rotterdam