Parking your car in Amsterdam

Parking in AmsterdamWe advise you not to take your car into the city centre. It is far better to park it outside of the centre on a 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. It is also better to park outside of the city, if you do not like to drive on small streets with bikes and mopeds everywhere.

You can reserve a parking spot online on this 
Amsterdam parking reservation webpage.  

If you decide to go to the city centre by car, please make sure you pay for parking. When parking on streets of Amsterdam, find a machine on the street and enter your registration plate number into the machine. The hourly price for on-street parking depending on a location is 5 - 7 euro and a day ticket goes from 30 to 45 euro.

A convenient solution is to leave your car in one of the big parking spots in the city centre, where you pay when exiting, so you don't have to worry about time. You can choose one of the places from the list below. The average price is around 5 - 8 euro per hour, and 40-50 euro per day. 

New generation of parking apps provide also cheap solution to park your car in the city centre. Currently, two applications are available that you can download to your phone to find an affordable place to park:

MobyPark finds an affordable parking in a city, and it could be anything from private garages to hotel parking spots. Download the app in the app store and find the best spot for you on selected day you prefer. You pay online and avoid hassle of full parking garages in the city.

ParkU searches all parking garages for you depending on the current price and location you prefer. App is currently running in several cities within Europe and offers sometimes up to 60-70% discount on parking compared to paying at the parking garage.

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

Parking garages in Amsterdam:

P1 Parking Amsterdam Centre
Prins Hendrikkade 20A
capacity: 475
open: 24 hours

Q-Park - Parking Byzantium
Tesselschadestraat 1G (just at the gate of Vondelpark near the Leidseplein);
capacity: 450
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call)

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: 24 hours, 7 days a week
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) 

Q-Park Europarking
Parking in Stadthuis
Marnixstraat 250;
capacity: 800;
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) 

Q-Park De Bijenkorf
Parking in Bijenkorf
on the Beursplein, entry from Damrak street;
capacity: 487;
open: 24 hours; 7 days a week
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) 

Q-Park Nieuwendijk
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal at the Nieuwezijds Kolk 18 (behind the Dam direction Central Station);
capacity: 400
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week;
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) 

Q-Park Oost
Wibaustraat 3 - close to the ZOO and just 10 minutes walk from Waterlooplein
capacity: 240
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week
info: 0900-44 66 880 (on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., € 0,45 per call) 

IJ Dock Parking
IJdock 33 - Close to Amsterdam Centraal Station, just 15 minutes from Dam Square , check the website for current deals as this is one of the most affordable parking places in the city
capacity: 350
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Heinekenplein
APCOA Parking
Eerste 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
info: telephone 020 4700888

Markenhoven
Anne Frankstraat 2;
capacity: 375
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
info: telephone 020 4278398

Het Muziektheater/Stadhuis
Waterlooplein 28, located under Stopera - the Town Hall and Music Theatre complex;
capacity: 385
open: 24 hours, 7 days a week
info: telephone 20 6249919

Another cheap option for your parking is Q-Park Park & Walk, where currently, the rate is around 10 euro a day. The website offers parking in either Q-Park Oost or Q-Park Weesperplein, depending on the daily availability. For more information on the current deal, you can visit http://www.q-park.nl/parkenwalk .