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.
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.
- on the Scheldt quays: Sint-Michielskaai, Cockerillkaai and De Gerlachekaai (due spring tide and storm weather closed on Jan 12 & 13)
- on the Gedempte Zuiderdokken: Waalsekaai and Vlaamsekaai
- Parking Pidpa: Desguinlei
Special opening days
Special closing days
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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
Visit Mercado covered food market and enjoy culinary surprises and much more.
Het Steen was home to the Maritime Museum for many years. Now that its collection has been moved to the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), HETPALEIS and the city of Antwerp have reopened this legendary building as a ‘question centre’ for visitors (and anyone looking for answers), young or old, aged six years or over.
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.
Visitors to Antwerp have been flocking to the hip Eilandje district, an old dockside neighbourhood, to visit the MAS, which opened in 2011.
Get all you can out of Antwerp! Are you interested in exploring all of Antwerp? Then use the Antwerp City Card as your guide. The card will open the nicest, tastiest and most surprising doors of the city for you, for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can choose how long you want to use it.
Soot and fine particles pollute the air and are detrimental to the environment and public health. A large part of this pollution is obviously emitted by cars, which is why the City of Antwerp has decided to exclude the most polluting vehicles from the city as of 1 February 2017. The city centre will become a low emission zone (LEZ). It is the road to a healthier, cleaner future.
Step into the shoes of the leading Baroque artist of his era. Rubens and his family lived in this palatial setting for well over 25 years and it is here that the artist created the lion’s share of his work. Here he entertained Europe’s nobility and Royalty and stored his impressive art collection in a beautiful art room. The garden, the creators’ workshop and the fabulous collection draws 150 000 visitors from all over the world, year after year.
Nothing is more fun than a market.You get a taste of the city and its local offerings.Antwerp has several weekly and monthly markets spread all over the city.They’re highly recommended for those who want to experience the real Antwerp.
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.