Park and Ride - P+R in Amsterdam
The Park and Ride (P+R) parking facilities are located on the outskirts of Amsterdam near the ring A-10. The idea is that you park your car for a low fee of € 8,- per 24 hours (as from February 2011), and you receive a special public transport ticket, a chipcard – so called OV card, to get to the city centre, and to return to the parking where you left your car (special OV cards for up to 5 people per one car parked). These are specially made OV cards not suitable for your communications throughout the city, made only for your transfer to and from the city centre. They are valid for 4 days. You will therefore need another OV card to use the public transport during your stay in Amsterdam.
With an additional payment you may purchase 48 and 72 hours public transport tickets. You may park your car at the P+R sit up to the maximum of four days. You should inform the parking service about it, so you will be receiving public transport tickets for all these days. As they are heavily subsidized, you must return your used public transport tickets to the P+R parking service at your departure, when paying your parking fees for the whole stay.
P+R car parks are, open 7 days a week, 24 hours with the exception of the P+R Bos en Lommer (from 7 am to 10 pm). They are all supervised but we do not advise you to leave anything of value in your car because break-in's are common in Amsterdam.
There are seven P+R car parking sites in Amsterdam:
P+R ArenA Transferium Burgemeester Stramanweg 130, 1101 EP Amsterdam; at the Ajax ArenA stadium, capacity: 500, at freeways A9 and A2, exit Transferium; communication with the centre of Amsterdam: train from the Bijlmer station and metro 54, 50
P+R Bos en Lommer, Leeuwendalersweg 23b, 1055 JE Amsterdam, near the S104 exit from the A10 ring. This car park is open from 7 am to 10 pm. You may leave the lot with your car at any time – 24/7; communication with the centre of Amsterdam: tram 14; bus 15, 21, 80, 82, 247, 315, 352 and metro 50.
P+R Gaasperplas, Loosdrechtdreef 4 , 1108 AZ Amsterdam Zuidoost; from A10: exit S113, this is the biggest parking lot but you may park your car only during hours 7 A.M. – 7 P.M.; you may leave the lot 24 hrs per day.
P+R Olympisch Stadion (Olympic Stadium), Olympisch Stadion 44, 1076 DE Amsterdam; capacity: 250; located at the ring A10, exit S108; communication with the centre of Amsterdam: tram 16, 24 ; this parking lot has also free bicycles to lend (up to two bikes per car – your ID will be required).
P+R Sloterdijk, Piarcoplein 1, 1043 DW Amsterdam, at Sloterdijk train station, capacity: 200; freeway A10 exit S102; communication with the centre of Amsterdam: train from the Sloterdijk station, metro 50, bus 48, tram 12; this parking lot has also free bicycles to lend (up to two bikes per car – your ID will be required).
P+R World Fashion Center, Koningin Wilhelminaplein 13 , 1062 HH Amsterdam , from A10: exit S106, follow the signs World Fashion Centre; this is one of the closest parking yards to the centre of Amsterdam.
P+R Zeeburg I and II, Zuiderzeeweg 46 1095 KJ Amsterdam; at Piet Heintunnel, capacity: 250, from A10 exit S114, communication with the centre of Amsterdam: tram: 26, bus 37, 245.
If you leave your car in an unattended area in the city, do not leave anything of value in the car. Please also consider putting this "no valuables inside" warning behind the windows.
Municipal website for parking in Amsterdam: www.amsterdam.nl/bereikbaar