Zero emission zones 2025

What do you need to know as an entrepreneur?

In 2025, 20 Dutch cities will introduce zero emission zones. Thus decided Dutch municipalities, parties from the transport sector and the Dutch State Secretary for infrastructure Veldhoven. They signed an executive agenda for city logistics in February 2021, in which they agreed that cities in The Netherlands, starting in 2025, will have a zero emission policy in regard to supplying. From that moment onwards, supplying in municipalities with a zero emission zone is only allowed if this takes place entirely emission free. With this measure, a considerable reduction of exhaust gases should be created. When you are active in the logistical sector, this can have enormous consequences for you. 

Emission free city logistics

Are you an entrepreneur and do you regularly enter the cities mentioned below with vans or trucks? And do you not drive emission free yet? Then, you will need to take action soon: starting January 2025, you can only be active professionally in the emission free zones if you can do so entirely free of harmful emission gasses and fine particulates. To continue with your activities, you will need to make the change into clean transport. 

Measures transition zero emission zones

To support entrepreneurs in their transition to emission free transport, a number of measures have been created. The foremost measure is making a subsidy for clean vans and trucks available. Since the 15th of March, 2021, a subsidy arrangement for emission free company cars (SEBA) has been enforced. With this arrangement you can get a compensation of up to €5.000 for purchasing or leasing a clean van or truck. You can apply for a SEBA with E-recognition at (in Dutch). You can read more about the condition on their website. This factsheet  (in Dutch) has an overview of the most important information in regard to SEBA. 

In addition to the SEBA subsidy, more measures are implemented for a successful transitional period between now and 2025. For example, participating municipalities are working on an overlapping network of loading poles and more fiscal benefits (in Dutch) to make the transition (financially) possible. 

What cities get a zero emission zone?

Logistical entrepreneur’s association Evofenedex, published an overview (in Dutch) of all the cities that will be implementing the zero emission zone in 2025. the following municipalities strive to have emission free city centers (and surrounding neighborhoods):

  • Amersfoort
  • Amsterdam
  • Apeldoorn
  • Assen
  • Delft
  • The Hague
  • Deventer
  • Eindhoven
  • Enschede
  • Gouda
  • Groningen
  • Haarlem
  • Leiden
  • Maastricht
  • Nijmegen
  • Rotterdam
  • Tilburg
  • Utrecht
  • Zaanstad
  • Zwolle

The following municipalities strive to implement an emission free zone or are researching this for after January 2025:

  • Alphen a/d Rijn    Researching
  • Arnhem               Researching
  • Breda                  Researching
  • Dordrecht            Yes (as of 2026)
  • Dordrecht            Yes (as of  2026)
  • Ede                     Yes (as of  2026)
  • Hilversum            Researching
  • Hoorn                  Yes (as of  2027)
  • Schiedam            Researching (as of 2026)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch Yes (as of 1-03-25)


Policy in big cities

In Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – the four largest cities in The Netherlands, detailed plans have been drafted to reduce the emission in the coming years. In the table below you can see what will happen between 2020 and 2030, and what you will need to take into consideration if you still want to be able to drive your company cars into the cities. 




Den Haag




Introduction environmental zone within A10 (class 4)

Covenant 6 signed (action plan  zero emission city logistics)

Environmental zone within center ring and Telderstracé

Environmental zone class 3 innercity , station area, and “Jaarbeurs” 



Taxi stands emission free 


Demolition subsidy (company) cars class 3

Environmental zones to Class 4 

Start SEBA


Emission free center for (public transport) busses

Environmental zone to class 6

At the latest announcement of developed plan SIX-zone on street level


Van and truck minimally emission class 6




Possible proposition increasing environmental zone to ring A12-A2-A27-N230




At the latest January 1 action plan for enforcement



Emission free within A10 vans, trucks, taxi, public transport busses and coaches 

SIX-zone enforced for new vans and trucks with transition arrangement for existing vans and trucks. 

0-emission zone for company cars

Zero emission environmental zone

End of SEBA





Vans Class 5 no access to 0-emission zones 


end of transition phase for vans 



Vans class 6, no access to 0-emission zones




End transition phase for trucks 


emission free Amsterdam all traffic 

SIX-zone enforced for all vans and trucks

All vans and trucks 100% clean


Would you like to know more?

Extensive information and the latest news in regard to the implementation of zero emission zones for entrepreneurs, can be found on Evofenedex’s website (in Dutch). For the application and questions about the subsidies you can find more information on (in Dutch). For specific measures in the areas that you work in, you can check the website of the municipalities (in Dutch) in question. 

Unfortunately, all online information (expect this brief governmental introduction) on the STAP-budget is currently only in Dutch. When you need help navigating the Dutch websites you can always contact us.