Rotterdam is trying to reduce the number of cars in the city centre in order to improve the air quality and make more room for pedestrians, cyclists and terraces. It is expected that up to 2000 parking spots will disappear in the coming years.
Garage parking ratesThis is actually great news for travellers wanting to visit the city by car. Rotterdam has made it cheaper for you to park your car in parking garages. P+R locations along the outskirts of the city are free on weekends. Government-owned parking garages have undergone a 70 cent price reduction.
City centre: De Boompjes, Erasmusbrug, Museumpark, Schouwburgplein 1 & 2, Meent, Oude Haven, Kiphof
- Daily 06:00- 22:00 = €2 per hour / €0,50 per 15 minutes
- Daily 22:00 - 06:00 = €1 per hour
- Maximum (24 hours) = €20 per day
- Daily 06:00- 22:00 = €0,50 per 25 minutes (or part of it)
- Maximum (24 hours) = €12 per day
Thinking of parking in the streets Rotterdam's city centre? That'll set you back either €3,20 or €4 per hour, depending on the zone you're in. If you park outside of the city centre, it'll cost €1,67 per hour. Check out this interactive map to find out where paid parking is in effect and where you can park for free.
Street parking rates
Free on-street parking in Rotterdam? After 23:00 or 1:00In general, parking in the street is free after 23:00 at night. However, as of January 2018, drivers will now be required to pay longer when parking in the city centre on Friday and Saturday night.
- Centraal Station Kwartier
Rotterdam has introduced its own parking app: named Pay010. The app offers the same functionality as the payment terminals on the street. However, by using the app you'll be able to pay beforehand (with either credit card or iDeal) as well as extend your parking time if needed, by simply using your phone.
Registration in the app isn't required but has benefits; if you park shorter than expected, the remaining parking time rolls over and is used the next time you park.
The Pay010 app is available for free in the App Store and Play Store.
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