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Car Parking in Antwerp? We give you some free advice about parking rates, car parks and p+r locations around the city. In ANTWERP paid on-street parking is set in the city centre and the area east from the Frankrijklei and the areas Stadspark, Zoo and railway station. The duration is limited. For long stay parking the car parks in city centre are the best places.
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About Parking Antwerp in Belgium

Parking in Antwerp can be challenging, especially in the city center. Most of the on-street parking spaces are paid and have a limited duration. The parking zones and tariffs vary depending on the location and time of the day. You can pay for parking at the meter or via a mobile app. If you want to park for longer, you can use one of the public parking garages in the city. They are usually cheaper and safer than on-street parking. Another option is to park for free at one of the Park and Ride (P+R) locations at the outskirts of the city. From there, you can take public transport to the city center.


p-europe The entire city centre and part of the district Linkeroever is a Low Emission Zone that regulates the entry for cars, minibuses, buses and coaches. Old diesel vehicles (Euro 1 standard or without Euro standard) are banned from the zone. For entering the LEZ you need to have a LEZ Pass to avoid a fine. MORE ABOUT LEZ ANTWERP.
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Central Area
Pay Times
Charge and Stay
Monday to Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
• 1 hour : € 2.00
• 2 hours : € 5.00
• 3 hours : € 10.00
(max 3 hours)
Sunday/Public holidays
Free parking


In the adjacent area paid and unlimited parking is set op Monday-Saturday 09:00-19:00 except the areas Zurenborg, Zuid and the Lange Lobroekstraat with chargeable parking from 09:00-22:00.
Parking fee : 1st hour € 1.00 subs. € 1.40/hr. Occasionnaly cheap day tickets are available : € 5.00
Lower charges apply is the second adjacent area : 1st hour € 0.70, subs. € 1.40/hr. Day ticket : € 3.80


p-europe In the second adjacent area blue zones are set with 2 hours FREE parking from 09:00-19:00 with your international blue disc.
p-europe In the area Sportpaleis the blue zones times are Monday-Friday 18:00-24:00, Saturday-Sunday and Public Holidays 09:00-24:00.
p-europe In the area Expo blue parking zone is valid on Monday to Sunday from 09:00-19:00.


Safe and unlimited parking is available in the car parks in the city center. Rates : € 1.50-2.50/hour, daily maximum € 15.00-25.00.
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Free parking is possible at P+R parking lots on the outskirts of the city. Tram and/or bus transport to the city centre are available.
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Events in Antwerp

Some of the biggest events in Antwerp include:
  1. Antwerp Art Weekend: This annual event features exhibitions, performances, and other art-related activities throughout the city. It takes place in May.

  2. Antwerp Pride: This LGBTQ+ event takes place in August, and includes a parade, parties, and cultural events throughout the city.

  3. Antwerpse Havendagen (Antwerp Port Days): This biennial event celebrates the city's port with ship tours, exhibitions, and other activities. It takes place in September

  4. Jazz Middelheim: This jazz festival takes place in the beautiful Park Den Brandt in Antwerp and features performances by national and international artists. It takes place in August 1

  5. Bollekesfeest: This annual festival celebrates Antwerp's famous beer, De Koninck. It includes tastings, music, and other festivities, and takes place in August.

Popular tourist Attractions in Antwerp

  1. Antwerp Central Station: This stunning railway station is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, with a grandiose interior that features high ceilings, ornate details, and a large dome.

  2. Grote Markt: This lively square in the heart of Antwerp is surrounded by impressive medieval buildings and features a beautiful fountain in the center. It's a great place to relax and people-watch.

  3. Cathedral of Our Lady: This impressive Gothic cathedral dates back to the 14th century and houses many works of art, including paintings by Peter Paul Rubens.

  4. Antwerp Zoo: This 19th-century zoo is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world, with over 7,000 animals from around 950 species.

  5. Rubenshuis: This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, who lived in Antwerp during the 16th century. It features many of his works and personal belongings.

  6. MAS Museum aan de Stroom: This impressive museum tells the story of Antwerp and its relationship with the world, with exhibitions that cover topics such as trade, migration, and culture. It also offers stunning views of the city from its rooftop terrace.

  7. Plantin-Moretus Museum: This UNESCO World Heritage site is dedicated to the history of printing, and houses a collection of printing presses, books, and manuscripts from the 16th and 17th centuries.