Low emission zone Groningen

Important!

Groningen has an environmental zone: Groningen

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Groningen - Netherlands

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

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 12:00 pm to 05:00 am

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: all motorised classes
Fuel type: all except electric

Fines: 200 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The driving ban applied to the city centre of Groningen. Strategically important roads are closed in such a way that neither driving nor passing through the zone is possibile.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : no

Between 5 am and 12 pm, any vehicle may enter the zone irrespective of fuel and Euro standard.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Municipality of Groningen
P.O. Box 30026
9700 RM Groningen

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.

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


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