Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone The Hague center - 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: Passenger cars, motor homes (M1), vans (N1), truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-3
Fines: 95 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The zone is located within the ring roads S100 and S200, which consist of the following streets (clockwise): Prof. Teldersweg, Koningskade, Rijnstraat, Lekstraat, Binckhorstlaan, Neherkade, Calandstraat, Vaillantlaan, Buitenom, Lijnbaan, Waldeck-Pyrmontkade, Stadhouderslaan, President Kennedylaan, Johan de Witlaan.
Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Municipality of The Hague
P.O. Box 12 600
2500 DJ Den Haag
Phone: +31 70 353 30 00
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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