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Parking in Amsterdam

Parking in Amsterdam

Parking in Amsterdam

In the city center there are several places to park your car. Parking is possible along the canals at the single spots for example, but we highly recommend not to. If you do, always pay in advance at the nearest parking meter (place the ticket behind the windshield of your car). It is quite expensive (around € 5.00 an hour) and not to mention that it requires some good driving qualities.

Parking City Centre  |  Tip! P+R Parking  |  Parking for coaches

Coming to Amsterdam, you will find information boards above roads providing you current information about free parking spaces throughout the city. There are several large car parks throughout the city. Entering one of the car parks, information boards show you how many free spots there are left at that current time. Please note that parking in Amsterdam is very expensive in parking garages as well.

 

Amsterdam Parking City Centre

Q Park – De Bijenkorf

Parking in Amsterdam: Parking Garages
Address: Beursplein 15 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 900 4466880
Vehicle height: 1.80 meter
Parking places: 487

Parking Garage Heinekenplein

Address: Eerste van der Helststraat 6 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 470 0888
Vehicle height: 2.00 meter
Parking Places: 256

Parking De Hoofdstad

Address: Prinsengracht 540 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 428 7522
Vehicle height: –
Parking Places: 70

Stopera

Address: Waterlooplein 28 Amsterdam
Tel: –
Vehicle height: 1.80 meter
Parking places: 400

Parking Waterlooplein

Address: Valkenburgerstraat 238 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 420 7930
Vehicle height: 1.90 meter
Parking places: 180

P1 Parking Central Station

Address: Prins Hendrikkade 20-a Amsterdam
Tel:  +31 20 638 5330
Vehicle height: 1.90 meter
Parking places: 434

Q Park - Museumplein

Address: Van Baerlestraat 33b Amsterdam
Tel: +31 900 4466880
Vehicle height: 1.90 meter
Parking places: 600

Q Park - Europarking

Address: Marnixtraat 250 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 900 4466880
Vehicle height: 1.90 meter
Parking places: 700

Q Park - Byzantium

Address: Tesselschadestraat 1G Amsterdam
Tel: +31 900 4466880
Vehicle height: 1.95 meter
Parking places: 450

Piet Hein Garage - PTA

Address: Piet Heinkade 59 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 416 1689
Vehicle height: 2.10 meter
Parking places: 588

 Cheapest Way to Park your Car: P+R Parking

Parking in AmsterdamNevertheless, the best and cheapest way to park your car in Amsterdam is by using the so called P+R (park & ride) spots located on the outskirts of the city and then continue your trip easily by public transport. These garages are secured, have surveillance 24/7 and have toilets.

The costs are only € 1.00 or € 8.00 for 24 hours (as from February 2014) up to 96 hours maximum parking time. The P+R rates are calculated as follows:

  • Enter on weekdays before 10:00: €8 for the first 24 hours, then €1 for subsequent 24 hour periods
  • Enter on weekdays after 10:00: €1 per 24 hours
  • Enter in the weekend: €1 per 24 hours

Park & Ride users must continue their journey into the city centre zone of Amsterdam. You can do so by using your own OV-chipkaart (public transport chip card). However, it is also possible to purchase discounted P+R GVB cards from the blue ticket machine at each site (you require 1 card per person and can purchase up to 5 cards per car).

Price of P+R GVB cards:

  • 1 person: € 5
  • 2 persons: €5
  • 3 persons: €5.90
  • 4 persons: €6.80
  • 5 persons: €7.70

Please note: the P+R GVB transport cards can only be used for travel on GVB bus, trams or metro services.

 Condition of P+R: onward travel to city centre zone by public transport:

To be entitled for the special discounted P+R parking rate (€ 1.00 or € 8.00) you must travel into the special city centre zone using your OV-chipkaart or purchased P+R GVB card. Upon return, the P+R payment machines check whether your last check-in on your return trip took place in the city centre zone. You will only be entitled to the discounted P+R parking rate if this is the case! If your last check-in was at a public transport stop outside the city centre zone you will pay the regular parking rate. This ranges from €1.40 to €3.50 per hour.
 Click here to download a PDF map that shows the valid city centre zone.
(stops within the orange boundary are valid).

You can find these P+R locations at the edge of Amsterdam:

P+R Amsterdam Arena

P+R Parking in Amsterdam
Address: Burgemeester Stramanweg 130 Amsterdam
Directions: Road A2 -> Transferium
Public transport to the city center: Metro line 54/ NS trains
This location is not valid for P+R rates during major events at the ArenA (such as football matches or concerts) and Ziggo Dome (events or concerts). Check a list of event days on the ArenA website and Ziggo Dome website.

P+R Bos en Lommer Amsterdam

Address: Leeuwendalersweg 23 Amsterdam
Ringroad A10 -> S104
Public transport to the city center: Tramlines 7, 14/ metro line 50/ bus 15, 21

P+R VUmc

Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan 3004, Amsterdam
Ringroad A10 -> exit S108
Public transport to the city center: Tram 16, 24
Open on weekends only (Friday from 18:00 until Monday at 04:00. After 04:00 on Monday, a regular hourly rate applies). Entrance open 07:00 to 22:00 on Saturday & Sunday (exit 24 hours a day).

P+R Olympisch Stadion

Address: Stadionplein 44 Amsterdam
Ringroad A10 -> ‘P+R Olympisch stadion’
Public transport to the city center: Tram lines 16, 24/ night bus 358

P+R RAI

Address: Europaplein, Amsterdam
Ringroad A10 -> S109
Public transport to the city center: Tram line 4, Metro line 51
Entrance open 07:00 to midnight (exit 24 hours a day). This location is not valid for P+R rates during event days at Amsterdam RAI. Check a calendar of events on the Amsterdam RAI website.
Additionally, the P+R rate here is only valid for a maximum of 24 hours.

P+R Sloterdijk Amsterdam

Address: Piarcoplein 1 Amsterdam
Ringroad A10 -> S102 (behind ‘Sloterdijk’ railway station)
Public transport to the city center: Tram line 12 (Museumsquare / Albert Cuyp market) Bus 48 / night bus 348

P+R Zeeburg I & II Amsterdam

Address: Zuiderzeeweg 46A Amsterdam
Ringroad A10 -> S114
Public transport to the city center: Tram line 26

Parking in Amsterdam for coaches

Of all the 11 million tourists visiting Amsterdam yearly, 6 % of them arrive by touring car. Most of the time, the bus driver can drop off his passengers in front or nearby the hotel or hostel. Although it is not easy, this is only possible on the indicated places. There are several places throughout the city where the bus driver can park his coach during their stay.
 Download PDF file Amsterdam for coaches 

P1

Parking in Amsterdam for coaches:
P+R Zeeburg (20 coaches)
Address: Zuiderzeeweg 46A Amsterdam

P2

Prins Hendrikkade/ oosterdokskade (34 coaches)

P3

Q park (25 coaches)
Bus parking Museumplein

P4

Plantage Doklaan / Artis (18 coaches)

P5

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat / ‘Gassan diamonds’ (20 coaches)

P6

Piet Heinkade (16 coaches)
Touringcar Terminal Amsterdam (TTA)

Parking Map Amsterdam

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3 Comments
  1. Useful tips!

    A friend of my told me about renting a parking space from companies or individuals. Don’t know the name anymore but is was something with mobile park or something.

    Anyway P+R was amazing for me at the Olympic Stadium. With tram 16 is was in 10 minutes on Leidseplein!!

  2. Hi Vincent B,
    Thx for the compliment and for sharing the tip regarding P+R World Fashion Center.

  3. Thanx! Very useful info about a cheap way of parking in Amsterdam, we parked our car at the P+R World fashion center, even got a free tram ticket with it at the reception to travel to and from the city centre in just a couple minutes. Great way for low cost parking for the weekend. I would recommend P+R Olympic Stadion as second best 😉 Thanks again guys, great website.

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