Ghent has made a commitment as to environment-friendliness. Ghent is not only the “veggie capital” of Europe, it also features the largest low-traffic city centre and a low emission zone (LEZ). In order to improve air quality, the most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed to enter the Ghent city centre (the area enclosed by the ring road).

Check your car and avoid a fine.

Strict admission conditions and emission standards are applicable in this low emission zone. Your vehicle’s Euro standard and fuel type determine whether or not you are allowed to enter the city centre of Ghent. Only vehicles that meet the admission conditions are allowed to enter. The most polluting diesel and gasoline vehicles are kept out of this zone.

No Belgian or Dutch number plate?

If your car is allowed to enter the city centre but you do not have a Belgian or Dutch number plate, you should ALWAYS register it!

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the low emission zone can be consulted here.

Register you car to avoid a fine

Check and register your vehicle here
You recognise the LEZ by these signs

Low-emission zone Ghent

In order to contribute to a better, healthy environment, Ghent is introducing a low emission zone (LEZ).