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Amsterdam green zones: bigger and tougher

The low emission zones in Amsterdam will be tightened by some rules, which will be binding from 1 November 2020. A short overview.

Only motorbikes that have been registered after 01.01.2011 are allowed to enter the low emission zone (UZ) Amsterdam City. Since the city, otherwise world-famous for its thousands of bicycles, is also firmly in the hands of mopeds and the like, this change in the rule will probably affect some road users and exclude them from traffic in the future. At the same time, the zone is being enlarged and now also includes the districts of Nieuw Sloten, Nieuw-West, Westpoort, IJburg, Zuidoost and Driemond. The Amsterdam A10 zone is also included, which has also been extended to include the northern part and is now almost entirely within the A10. 

All vehicles with diesel engines are now only allowed to enter the zone if they have EURO 4. 


It can be assumed that due to the described innovations the police will carry out more checks in the future. There is, however, a grace period until the end of February 2021, after which it will no longer be a warning but a real money-spinner.