Amsterdam by Car

driving tips, car parks, parking zones and fees

Amsterdam is the sort of city where you don't really need a car at all. Nearly everything you require is likely to be on walking distance from your hotel.

Amsterdam's public transportation system is excellent and will take you to all the sights and attractions of the city.

Amsterdam has many Park & Ride offerings that are definitely worth using. They're cheap and efficient, and save you from navigating the busy centre.

Cyclists have priority on most roads in Amsterdam, so be particularly vigilant around them.

Parking in Amsterdam

P+R = Park and Travel

The easiest and cheapest way to park your car in Amsterdam is parking at one of the P+R locations on the outskirts of the city, and travel into town by a fast public transport connection for free.

Car Parks / compare prices and locations

Note that parking in a car park can be very expensive. The price for a day in a parking garage in Amsterdam could be as high as €80.

On-street Parking / compare fees per parking zone

Almost everywhere in Amsterdam you have to pay to park your car. Parking rates for street parking vary from €1.40 to €7.50 per hour in the city centre.

Plan your route in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is surrounded by the ring road A10. The S-routes  indicate the city routes that guide motorists into the city centre. Each exit of the ring road A10 is numbered, from S101 to S118. The S-routes offer automobile traffic the fastest and most direct way into the city.

It is getting more and more difficult to reach downtown Amsterdam by car. There are several P+R on the outskirts of Amsterdam from where you could take public transport to travel to the city centre.


Entrance roads to Amsterdam

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