Bus entry and parking in Amsterdam

Bus parking in Amsterdam

Busses and other large vehicles cause trouble in the narrow and congested streets of Amsterdam city center. Amsterdam municipality tries to regulate their entry into historical areas to the minimum.

Ban for most busses

If a bus vehicle has registered weight higher than 7.5 tonnes, then it cannot enter Amsterdam city center without obtaining an official exemption.

Exemption to the ban

Exemption can be obtained if a group of children, elderly or disabled visitors are carried directly to an educational, cultural or artistic institution.


Many cameras have been installed in Amsterdam center. These cameras scan all vehicle licence number plates. If you violate the rules you can be fined up to €1100.

Stops for bus boarding

There are many stops for the purpose of only boarding / disembarking a bus. It is allowed to stop the bus for only 10 minutes. These stops are located on the ring road S100 that goes around the historic city center. No official permit is needed for this.

The following is a list of stops that are on the S100 ring and do not require permit. There are more stops in Amsterdam but the others require permit or are farther from city center.

H28 De Ruijterkade oost

Address: De Ruijterkade 153
GPS coordinates: 52.35922610596,4.9065112697471

H4 Zouthaven - Piet Heinbuildings

Address: Piet Heinkade 93-95
GPS coordinates: 52.377248296539,4.9174975763087

H5 Zouthaven - Piet Heinkade 93

Address: Heinkade 93
GPS coordinates: 52.377313787327,4.9146544419409

H31 Stayokay

Address: Timorplein 21
GPS coordinates: 52.3654294913,4.93436336498

H33 Rhijnspoorplein

Address: Mauritskade 1
GPS coordinates: 52.35922610596,4.9065112697471

H36 Heineken Experience

Address: Stadhouderskade 78
GPS coordinates: 52.357889895863,4.8927139650156

H12 Blue Boat Company

Address: Stadhouderskade 78
GPS coordinates: 52.358125772606,4.8915338074222

H25 Rijksmuseum

Address: Stadhouderskade t/o 47
GPS coordinates: 52.359442785738,4.8879932771502

H14 Park Hotel

Address: Stadhouderskade 30 GPS coordinates: 52.3616852789,4.88322973232

H17 Nassaukade

Address: Nassaukade to 54
GPS coordinates: 52.3813442007,4.879313655967

H18 Westerdoksdijk

Address: Riviercruise
GPS coordinates: 52.385404417947,4.8937010251258

H1 De Ruijterkade west

Address: De Ruijterkade t/o 5
GPS coordinates: 52.3825774005,4.8951280115

Parking lots for busses in Amsterdam

On these parking lost you can park for longer time.

P+R Zeeburg

Address: Zuiderzeeweg 46A
Capacty: 20
Open: 24H

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)

Address: Piet Heinkade 27
Capacty: 41
Open: 24H


Address: Paulus Potterstraat 1
Capacity: 24
Open: 24H

P-Plus Arena

Address: Passage 100
Capacity: 60
Open: 24H


Address: Naaldwijkstraat tussen de Anthonie Fokkerweg en de Henk Sneevlietweg
Capacity: 10
Open: 09:00-21:00


Only for visitors of zoo
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Capacity: 18
Open: 09:00-17:00

Gassan Diamonds

Only for visitors of Gassan Diamonds
Address: Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173 - 175
Capacity: 20
Open: 09:00-17:30


Only for visitors of RAI
Address: Europaplein 2-22
Capacity: 23


Only for visitors of Sportfondsenbad
Address: Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 11B
Capacity: 3
Open: Mo-Sa 9:00-21:00