Parking in Rotterdam

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Rotterdam is trying to reduce the number of cars in the city centre in order 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

This 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
Outside city centre: Benthuizerstraat, Boulevard Zuid, Colosseumweg, Lusthofstraat, Hoogvliet Centrum, Mathenesserplein, Nieuwe Binnenweg I, Veranda (first hour free), Zoomstraat
  • Daily 06:00- 22:00 = €0,50 per 25 minutes (or part of it)
  • Maximum (24 hours) = €12 per day

Street parking rates

Since 1 January 2020, there are three rates for street parking. In the city centre and on the Wilhelmina Pier you pay 4.14 euros per hour, in the so-called middle ring 2.50 euros and in the outer ring 1.76 euros.
Check out this official PDF map to see where the 3 different parking rates are in effect, or scroll down for an interactive map.

Free on-street parking in Rotterdam? After 23:00 or 1:00

In general, parking in the street is free after 23:00 at night. However, as of January 2018, drivers are required to pay longer when parking in the city centre on Friday and Saturday night.
If you're out and about in the following areas, you will need to pay per hour up until 1:00 in the morning:
  • Cool
  • Stadsdriehoek
  • Lijnbaankwartier
  • Centraal Station Kwartier

Pay010 app

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 StoreApp Store and Play StorePlay Store


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