Free parking in Amsterdam
Free parking in Amsterdam: whether you come to Amsterdam by train or car, you will lose costs on a train ticket or petrol. And parking costs … right? We were curious if, where and when you can park for free in Amsterdam. That turns out to be difficult, but in the end we still have good news for you.
Within the Ring
Within the Ring you can park for free in Amsterdam East, on the northern part of the Fizeaustraat and the Driebrugpad, at sportpark Middenmeer. You can park here for up to four hours. From here you take tram 9 and you are at Dam Square within half an hour.
Outside the Ring
Outside the Ring it is easier to park for free: in the Nieuw-West district and in the South-East part of the city you can park in different places. In Amsterdam. On Sundays you can park for free in Amsterdam, except in the city center (canal ring), the Jordaan, near Artis, at the NDSM shipyard in North and South-East.
Blue zones Amsterdam
In the areas outside the Ring A10, the blue zones are also being introduced more and more often. In this zone you may only park for a short time with a parking disc. The maximum parking time varies per district and per area. You may not exceed the maximum parking time.
Free parking on Sundays and public holidays
You do not have to pay on Sundays and public holidays in most suburbs of Amsterdam. During New Year’s Eve, Amsterdam deviates from the fixed pattern for parking on public holidays. With the exception of district Center, there is no or hardly any control on paid parking. Always double check with the parking meter if this is also the case.
Affordable parking garages
You also have many options if you want to park near the city centre and are willing to pay a little.
You can park at more than 20 ParkBee parking locations in Amsterdam from € 1.50 per hour and € 10 per 24 hours. The parking garages are only accessible with the Parkmobile app!
In garages of Q-Park at Weesperplein and Centrum East a maximum daily rate of € 10 applies on Saturdays and Sundays (on working days the daily rate is € 30, -). This locations are near Metro Weesperplein and within 1 km of Artis and Carré, accessible via the s112. At Parking Oosterdok you park between 5-24 hours for € 12.00. Near Amsterdam CS and ideal for a visit to the Maritime Museum and Nemo.
With Park and Ride (P+R) you can park your car and travel into Amsterdam’s city centre by public transport. Important to know is that you have to travel into the city centre zone using your OV-chipcard or P+R GVB card(s) (which must be purchased within one hour of parking). Parking in a Park and Ride (P+R) car park costs €1 or €8 per 24 hours – with a maximum parking time of up to 96 hours (subject to exceptions).
Park and Bike!
Park your car in the Olympic stadium and cycle into the city! One price for both parking and cycling is possible with Park & Bike. You pay only € 10, – for 4 hours of parking including the use of the bicycle.