Rotterdam is trying to reduce the number of cars in the city centre to improve 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 rates
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
P+R locations along the outskirts of the city continue to be free on weekends. Some of the popular P+R locations in Rotterdam include P+R Kralingse Zoom, P+R Slinge, P+R Alexander, and P+R Meijersplein. You can park for free for up to 72 hours. After 72 hours, the normal rate of €0.50 per 16 minutes applies, with a daily rate of €19.
Street parking rates
Have a look at this map to see where the 3 different parking rates are in effect, or scroll below for an interactive map embedded in this article. Click on the icons to toggle the parking areas on or off.
Free on-street parking in Rotterdam? After 23:00 or 1:00
- Centraal Station Kwartier
Pay010 appRotterdam 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.