Netherlands Fuel Prices
Current Fuel Prices in the Netherlands
|Euro 95 (E10):||€ 1.50|
|Super Plus 98 (E5):||€ 1.63|
|Diesel (B7):||€ 1.15|
Fuel in the Netherlands
Gasoline in the Netherlands
E5 – E10
- Euro 95 E5 (Euro 95), petrol with octane number 95 and a maximum of 5% bioethanol, is only available to a limited extent, often only at smaller filling stations. Since October 1, 2019, Euro 95 E5 has largely been replaced by Euro 95 E10.
- Euro 95 E10 (E10, 95 E10), gasoline with octane number 95 and up to 10% bioethanol, is available at most petrol stations. You can find more information about E10 at anwb.nl/auto/brandstof/e10. E10 is also available under the name Blue One 95.
- Super MLV (With Lead Substitute), gasoline to which lead substitute has been added, is only available to a very limited extent. For older cars that still need leaded petrol, a lead substitute can be bought at petrol stations that can be added to the petrol if necessary.
- E85 (bioethanol), a biofuel mix of 15% petrol and 85% bioethanol, is only available to a very limited extent in the Netherlands.
- Note: E85 is only intended for special flexifuel cars and not suitable for regular petrol cars. If you accidentally fill up with E85, do not drive any further and have the fuel removed to prevent damage.
Diesel in the Netherlands
- Diesel is readily available in the Netherlands. B7 contains a maximum of 7% biofuel.
- Diesel that contains a significant amount of biodiesel (Blue diesel / B20 / B30 / B50) or consists of 100 percent biodiesel (Biodiesel / HVO / B100 / Renewable Diesel) is available at approximately 50 filling stations (see futurefuels.nl/nl/tanklocaties ).
Gas in the Netherlands
- LPG is reasonably available, although the number of petrol stations that offer LPG is declining. There are approximately 1350 LPG filling stations in the Netherlands (source: mylpg.eu).
- At petrol stations, the LPG hose has a mouthpiece with a bayonet connection. This fits the standard connection of Dutch LPG installations.
- Note: For safety reasons, no LPG may be sold at unmanned filling stations. Therefore, keep in mind that petrol stations with a 24-hour service can sometimes only fill up with LPG during the opening hours of the shop.
- LPG can only be refueled to drive your motor vehicle. You are not allowed to refuel at petrol stations for cooking and / or heating purposes.
- Natural gas (CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, pressurized natural gas) is available at about 175 stations (source: ngva.eu). See groengas.nl or cngeurope.com for more information and a map with petrol stations where natural gas is available.
- Lng (Liquefied Natural Gas) is available at approximately 25 filling stations, but these are not public and are intended for special lng trucks.
H2 in the Netherlands
- Hydrogen (H2) is currently available at 3 public filling stations (Rhoon, Helmond and Arnhem) in the Netherlands (status: May 2020). The number of hydrogen filling stations is expected to be significantly expanded in 2020.
- Go to hydrogennet.eu/nl or opwegmetwaterstof.nl for more information and a map with locations of hydrogen filling stations.
Electricity charging points in the Netherlands
- The Netherlands currently has more than 50,000 charging points (source: eafo.eu), making it the country with the densest network of charging points in the world.
- The charging points in the Netherlands include approximately 30,000 public charging points that are accessible day and night, 20,000 semi-public charging points with limited access (such as charging points at supermarkets, parking garages and private individuals) and 1,000 fast charging points, where you charge your battery in about half an hour instead of two hours, as with a normal charging point.
- For an up-to-date overview of all charging points, visit chargemap.com, laderpalen.nl, plugsurfing.com/nl orlugweb.nl.
Gas stations in the Netherlands
- Gas or petrol stations along the motorways, highways and in larger towns are usually open day and night.
- Other stations are open from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 8 pm, but often also longer. These petrol stations may have slightly different opening times on weekends. Some petrol stations are closed on Sundays.
Paying at gas stations in the Netherlands
- Almost all filling stations in the Netherlands are self-service pumps.
- You can pay with cash at almost all petrol stations during normal opening hours.
- You can also pay with a bank card, credit card or fuel card.
- Mobile payment is now possible at approximately 700 manned and unmanned filling stations in the Netherlands; here you can pay for the fuel you have refueled contactlessly via an app on your smartphone (source: tankpro.nl).
- More than half of all petrol stations in the Netherlands are unmanned and there are also many manned petrol stations where you can pay after closing time at a night machine.
- LPG may not be sold at unmanned gas stations for safety reasons.
- Bank cards (with Maestro logo), credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) and fuel cards are accepted at filling machines. You can also pay with your smartphone at various filling machines. Sometimes it is still possible to pay with banknotes.
- Note: When paying with a bank card, a certain standard amount of € 100-150 is often first reserved on the account as a deposit (pre-authorization) to check whether the balance is sufficient for a full tank. Usually, within a few minutes, the amount for which you refueled, debited and the rest of the money released, but sometimes it can also take a little longer before the reserved amount can be used again.
Cheap refueling in the Netherlands
- In the Netherlands, fuel at filling stations along motorways and motorways is often somewhat more expensive than at other filling stations.
- When petrol stations offer a discount, you often get the highest discount on Saturdays. You hardly get a discount on Mondays. It is also often the case that refueling in the morning is more expensive than in the afternoon or in the evening.
- If you accidentally put the wrong fuel and put gasoline in a diesel car, for example (this is the most common mistake) or E85 in a regular gasoline car, you should definitely not start your car. If you’ve already been driving before you find out you got the wrong fuel, you should pull your car out of the way as soon as possible or it could cause major damage to the engine.
- In all cases, call the roadside assistance immediately. This can pump your car empty with a special installation. In addition, have the car checked at a garage if you have already driven with the wrong fuel.
AdBlue in the Netherlands
- AdBlue is a mixture of water and urea that is injected into the exhaust fumes of a diesel car to significantly reduce the emission of harmful nitrogen oxide particles (NOx).
- AdBlue is mainly used for trucks and buses that run on diesel, but there are also various models of passenger diesel cars that have a separate tank for AdBlue.
- Buses with 5 or 10 liters of AdBlue are available for regular passenger cars at petrol station shops. The AdBlue pump at a petrol station is usually only intended for trucks and buses, but there are also some petrol stations that have an AdBlue pump for passenger cars.