Antwerp is a vibrant city with a large number of residents and visitors. All these people require a lot of parking space for their cars. In some areas you can park for free but throughout the city parking is charged.<br />
As a visitor, it is best to opt for a public car park or a Park and Ride (P+R) whenever possible. That is usually cheaper and easier than parking on the street and relieves you from parking stress.
Zuiderterras: Ernest Van Dijckkaai
Grote Markt: Ernest van Dijckkaai 7
Brabo: Kammenstraat 2
Rubens: Lombardenvest 24-28
Meir: Eiermarkt 33
Lombardia: Lombardenvest 11
Oudaen: Oudaan 3
Cammerpoorte: Nationalestraat 38
Central Station – Zoo
Nova: Van Schoonhovenstraat 25
Breidel: Breidelstraat 15-17
De Keyser: Van Ertbornstraat 13
Empire: Appelmansstraat 25
Quellin: Quellinstraat 39
Roosevelt: Franklin Rooseveltplaats 12
Van Dijck: Eikenstraat 9
Sint Jacob: Sint Jacobsmarkt 81-83
Arenberg: Oudevaartplaats 2-4
Horta: Hopland 24
Leopold: Henri Van Heurckstraat 9
Hopland: Hopland 40
Stadsschouwburg : Meistraat 4
Inno: Hopland 45
A P+R is a free car park at the edge of the city. From there you can continue on to your destination in the city centre by tram, bus or bicycle.
• P+R Keizershoek
Bredabaan, 2170 Merksem (near Carrefour)
Take tram line 2 (Merksem – Hoboken) and get off at the Astrid / Diamant stop or take tram line 3 (Merksem – Zwijndrecht) to Astrid / Opera / Meir / Groenplaats.
You can also take bus 640 and get off at F. Rooseveltplaats.
• P+R Metropolis
Groenendaallaan 394, 2030 Antwerp (next to the Kinepolis cinema)
Take tram line 6 (Luchtbal – Olympiade) and get off at the Astrid / Diamant stop or take one of the following bus lines in the direction of Antwerp and get off at the F. Rooseveltplaats terminus: 720-730-770-771.
• P+R Melsele
Vendoorn 1, 9120 Melsele
On the N70 between Melsele and Zwijndrecht, at the Grote Baan - Beversebaan - Krijgsbaan intersection. Tram line 3 (Merksem – Zwijndrecht) will take you into the city. Get off at the Groenplaats / Meir / Opera / Astrid stop.
• P+R Linkeroever - Blancefloerlaan 1 + 2
Blancefloerlaan, 2050 Antwerp
Take tram line 3 (Zwijndrecht - Merksem) or 5 (Linkeroever - Wijnegem) and get off at Groenplaats / Meir / Astrid.
Tram lines 9 (Linkeroever - Eksterlaar) and 15 (Linkeroever - Boechout) will also take you to the city centre. Get off at the Groenplaats / Meir / Diamant stop.
• P+R Olympiade
Kruishofstraat, 2610 Antwerp-Wilrijk
Parking is free for the first 12 hours. Want to park for longer than 12 hours? Then the cost is 1 euro per 24 hours. Validate your ticket at the payment kiosk to leave the car park. Take tram line 6 (Olympiade - Luchtbal) and get off at the Diamant / Astrid stop.
• P+R Schoonselhof
Krijgsbaan, 2660 Hoboken (by Schoonselhof cemetery)
Tram line 24 (Schoonselhof - Silsburg) will take you into the city; get off at the Teniers / Rooseveltplaats / Central Station stop.
• P+R Capenberg
Junction of Liersesteenweg and Borsbeeksesteenweg, 2530 Boechout
Take tram line 15 (Boechout - Linkeroever) and get off at the Diamant / Opera / Meir / Groenplaats stop.
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A spacious and comfortable coach parking has been created at the top of Quay 19. This car park is a convenient 10-minute walk from the historic city centre. Free parking with no reservations required.
You will find street-side bicycle racks near public areas throughout the city. This makes it easy for cyclists to park and secure their bikes.
The Toepark website and app will show you the handicapped parking places that are close to your destination. They will also provide you with driving directions to the parking place of your choice.
Visiting Antwerp with a camper? Then you can park on the streets where you see a blue sign with nothing but a white P on it (an E9a sign). You are not allowed to camp or spend the night on public property. But you can do that at one of our campgrounds:
Camping De Molen
Shorter days and longer nights… Yes, autumn is here. But don’t worry, because in Antwerp we always make sure that every day and every night is simply unforgettable, with fun parties in unexpected places, concerts in palaces and exhibitions and culinary highlights in the city centre. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, we have another surprise up our sleeve for you. Book the Discover Antwerp package, spend the night in Antwerp and make the most of your stay with the Antwerp City Card that is included.
Antwerp’s latest architectural jewel is the Port House. This funky and innovative building, with roots in the past, is the new headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority that accommodates over 500 employees. You can also plan a guided tour of the building and enjoy the panoramic view over the port and the city.
Antwerp has a solid national and international reputation as a creative fashion city. The well-known Fashion Academy and the amazing Fashion Museum as well as the inspiring shopping streets and the various fashionable events organised in the city all contribute to this. The new Antwerp Fashion Weekend event only helps confirm why so many visitors from neighbouring cities and further afield think of Antwerp as the shopping capital of Belgium.
Antwerp is located at a central junction of several European motorways and can be easily reached by car. Bear in mind that traffic on the Antwerp Ring road can be heavy at times and that various large construction projects are planned in the period from 2015 until 2022, which will cause significant traffic disruptions.
What do you do if it’s raining outside but you don’t want to stay indoors? The Antwerp residents don’t let a shower or thunderstorm stop them from doing what they want to do. If you’re prepared to brave the bad weather, you will see that there’s plenty to keep you occupied, with an umbrella in hand, if necessary. We are happy to inspire you with sheltered and less sheltered tips.
Antwerp is a pocket-sized city. Many of the attractions are within walking or biking distance of each other. Another way of getting around the city is on the trams and buses of De Lijn. Tip: buy your tram or bus ticket in a point of pre-sale (newsagent’s, supermarket, the vending machines at the various stops or in the visitor centres of Visit Antwerp), where tickets are cheaper.
This museum is the continuation of the Of the Officina Plantiniana, founded by Christoffel Plantijn in 1555, as the first industrial printing works in history. Granted by Unesco in 2005, the museum demonstrates the entire book production process from the 15th to the 18th century.
Winter in Antwerp is the ultimate winter holiday and so much more! Between 10 December and 8 January, the entire city centre is enveloped in a cosy atmosphere on squares and shopping streets, with an outdoor ice rink, a winter bar, original and fun shops, additional retail Sundays and lots of surprises.
The MAS is the most prominent place where the city and the port come together, both literally and figuratively. The 60 metre tall tower – a feat of daring architecture – has already become a new landmark in Antwerp. The MAS is focusing on the city’s diversity and reflecting on the many contacts between cultures, both past and present. The museum collection tells the story of the city, the port and the world. On the roof of the MAS, you can also enjoy panoramic views over Antwerp.