Parking your car in Amsterdam

Parking your car in the centre of Amsterdam

park rideWe advice you not to take your car into the city centre. It is far better or to park it outside of the centre on the free parking spot and use public transport to continue your visit or to leave your car at one of the cheap Park+Ride parking lots located at the A10 ring.

Parking in AmsterdamStill, if you decide to do take your car to the centre of Amsterdam, be certain that you have paid for your parking. In the whole city center, you have to pay for parking by entering your registration plate number into the parking machine.

A day ticket is valid 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in the entire city, but not in the evening. It costs € 26,40. To park in the evening you should buy a night ticket, valid 7 p.m.-midnight; its price varies depend on the part of town - € 5 up to € 17,60. Day and night ticket costs depending on the area of town up to € 39,60. A week ticket for the entire city costs € 158,40.

You may buy the parking tickets at the Service Centres of Stadtoezicht – a special municipal service watching after the street parking. Phone for the closest Stadtoezicht office at: 020 55 30 333. You should also contact them, if you forgot to pay for your parking or paid not enough and your car was immobilized by a wheel clamp (Denver boot).

A number of hotels sell also tourist parking tickets, which for certain areas of town may be cheaper than the ones sold by the Stadtoezicht.

A convenient solution is to leave your car in one of the big car parks in the city centre, where you pay on exiting, so you do not have to worry about your parking time. Entering the city, please notice the light information boards listing the number of free place in each of the car parks (also on the website:

Here are the car parks in the centre of Amsterdam:

P1 Parking Amsterdam Centre

Prins Hendrikkade 20A;
capacity: 475;
open: 24 hours;
rates: hourly rate € 5, daily rate € 20.

P1 Parking Waterlooplein

Valkenburgerstraat 238
capacity: 220;
open: Monday- Wednesday 7.00 a.m.-1.30 a.m., Thursday-Saturday – 24 hours; Sunday closed at 1.30 a.m.;
rates: hourly € 3,40 , daily rate with 10% discount.

Q Park - Parking Byzantium

Tesselschadestraat 1G (just at the gate of Vondelpark near the Leidseplein),
capacity: 456;
open: 24 hours;
rates: hourly rate € 3.40/€ 4,- depending on hours of the day, daily max. € 36,-.

Q Park - Parking Museumplein

Van Baerlestraat 33B, under the Museumplein - the best if you visit one of the three Amsterdam big museums
capacity: 600; open: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 7.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m. Friday – Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 2.30 a.m.; rates: hourly rate € 3,40; max. € 27,50. info: telephone 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call)

Q-Park Europa Parking

Parking in StadthuisMarnixstraat 250;
capacity: 800;
open: Monday – Wednesday, 6.30 a.m. - 01.00 a.m. Thursday - Saturday 24 hours; Sunday 7.00 a.m. - 01.00 a.m.
rates: hourly rate € 3,60;
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call)

De Bijenkorf Car Park

Parking in Bijenkorfon the Beursplein, entry from Damrak street,
capacity 487;
open: 24 hours; 7 days a week;
rates: € 3,40 per hour, daily rate € 47,50.
info: telephone 020 552 17 13

De Kolk Car Park

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal at the Nieuwezijds Kolk (behind the Dam direction Central Station).
capacity: 400
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week;
rates: hourly € 3,80, daily € 40,40;
info: telephone 020 563 29 11


Parking in StadthuisEerste van der Helststraat 6, close to the Heineken Experience and the Albert Cuyp market.
capacity: 256
open: 7.00 a.m. – midnight, 7 days a week;
rates: hourly rate € 2,50, daily € 25,00;
info: telephone 020 4700888


Anne Frankstraat 2
capacity: 375
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
rates: hourly € 3,20, daily € 30,00;
info: telephone 020 4278398

Het Muziektheater/Stadhuis

Parking in StadthuisWaterlooplein 1, located under Stopera - the Town Hall and Music Theatre complex.
capacity: 385
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
rates: hourly max € 3,20 daily € 34,00;
info: telephone 20 6249919

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam - PTA

Oostelijke Handelskade 1
capacity: 449
open: 7.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m., please note that it is always possible to leave the parking; 7 days a week.
rates: hourly € 2,00, daily € 20,-;
info: 020 4191689

Even if you have parked in a closed car park, do not leave anyting of value in your car.
You may consider to put this "no valuables inside" warning behind the car window.