Low emission zone Amsterdam

Important!

Amsterdam has two environmental zones: Amsterdam A10, Amsterdam City

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Amsterdam A10 - Netherlands

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019

Type of environmental zone

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle type: car (M1), bus (M2, M3), van (N1), truck (N2,N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-4

Fines: 70 - 250 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The low emission zone covers the area within the A10 motorway, including north of the river Het IJ. The A10 is not part of the Low Emission Zone. Excluded within the A10 are: Coenhaven, Vlothaven, northern side of Mercuriushaven, access to RAI congress centre, northern bank opposite Coentunnel.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: City of Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 624 1111
Apply for exemptions (for Dutch residents only): https://ontheffingen.amsterdam.nl/publiek/

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Amsterdam City- Netherlands

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019

Type of environmental zone

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle type: motorcycle (L1-L5)
Fuel type: all except electric
Date of first registration: < 01.01.2011

Fines: 65 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The entire area within the A10 motorway is part of the low emission zone. In addition, it includes the following city districts: Nieuw Sloten to A4, Nieuw-West to Akerdijk and Lijnderdijk, the port area Westpoort to Ruigoord, IJburg in the east, Zuidoost and Driemond in the southeast.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : no

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: City of Amsterdam
Phone: 0031 20 624 1111
Apply for exemptions (for Dutch residents only): https://ontheffingen.amsterdam.nl/publiek/

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Low Emission Zone

Do I need stickers or registrations?

No. Here you do not need to buy a sticker or apply for registration. You only have to follow the rules of entry.


Our Green-Zones App helps you to avoid penalties.

Unfortunately there are no exact street signs known. Therefore it is difficult to know when you are in the environmental zone.


Our Green-Zones App helps you to avoid penalties.

Good to know...

All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.


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