Rotterdam maintains a strict parking policy. If visiting the city by car, make sure you’re up to date on Rotterdam’s parking policy and make sure to pay your fees. Read up here on parking locations, fees and P+R car parks in Rotterdam.
Parking in Rotterdam
It is possible to park in the street in much of Rotterdam, but it is often safer and cheaper to choose one of the many parking garages. There are both municipal and Q-Park commercial parking garages, and fees vary widely, from as little as 12 to as much as 28 euros per day.
On Sundays and holidays, parking is free in most of Rotterdam. However, parking in some areas of the city is too high in demand, and therefore remains paid-for even on these days. Fees are indicated on the parking meters; payment can usually be made by PIN, coins or credit card, but the precise available options vary per meter. Failing to pay can net you a hefty fine and in some cases can even result in your car being towed, so be careful!
P+R (park and ride)
If you are looking for more affordable parking, the P+R car parks around the city offer a good solution. These car parks lie within a few minutes’ travel by public transport from the city centre. Well-known P+R parks are P+R Alexander (the ideal location for Alexandrium shopping centre), P+R Slinge and P+R Kralingse Zoom (near Erasmus University). The P+R car parks usually offer hourly and daily rates; a day ticket costs about €17.
For more addresses and information about parking in Rotterdam, inquire at your lodgings or with the local VVV tourist office.