Low emission zone Rotterdam

Important!

Rotterdam has two environmental zones: Rotterdam Maasvlakte, Rotterdam City

Name of the environmental zone: Netherlands Rotterdam Maasvlakte - 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 class: truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-5
Date of first registration: < 01.01.2013 and not older than 7 years
Badge/registration/authorisation: Entry only with registration. See Special features.

Fines: 340 € - 2250 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone is the Maasvlakte port area of Rotterdam. This applied to all postcodes in the 3199 area, with the exception of 3199 LE and 3199 LN. In addition, port numbers from 7200 to 9900 are affected.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : no

Registration required at: https://www.rotterdam.nl/loket/vehicle-registration-exemptions-maasvlakte/

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Municipality of Rotterdam, P.O. Box 10902, 3004 BC Rotterdam
supportovv@rotterdam.nl

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

The Green-Zones Registration Service: In the Rotterdam Maasvlakte (port of Rotterdam) environmental zone, registration for trucks (N2, N3) is mandatory.
If the truck is a vehicle with EURO 6 standard, it may enter after registration. For trucks with EURO 0-5 standards, entry is also possible after registration, provided they are not older than 7 years and were registered before 2013.
Vehicles with EURO 0-5 standards that do not meet the above conditions, can apply for an exemption for a maximum of 12 days per year for which there is no guarantee of approval.
Entry without registration and/or without exemption will result in heavy fines.
Green-Zones offers its registration service for the Rotterdam Maasvlakte environmental zone and issues a Green-Zones REG-Certificate for the vehicle to be registered. The registration certificate (REG-Certificate) for European environmental zones developed by Green-Zones confirms to the buyer that Green-Zones has registered his vehicle for an environmental zone in the Czech Republic as required by law. The registration certificate is not an official badge/vignette.
An application for registration will be provided here (until 10-2019): www.lez-netherland.nl

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Rotterdam 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 class: truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-3

Fines: 95 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zones is located in the centre and north of the city between the A20, the A16, the Nieuwe Maas and the S114 (Tjalklaan, Vierhavenstraat, Westzeedijk). The three main connections Maastunnel, Erasmusbrug und Willemsbrug (including Noordereiland) are also located in the environmental zone.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Municipality of Rotterdam, P.O. Box 10902, 3004 BC Rotterdam
E-Mail: supportovv@rotterdam.nl

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.


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Good to know...

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