Parking permit Amsterdam: can you also apply for a second parking permit?30-12-2022
Are you living in Amsterdam, do you already have one parking permit and would you like to apply for a second parking permit because you want to park your second car for a longer period of time? Then it is useful to know when you are entitled to a second parking permit and what you can do if you are not entitled to a second parking permit.
This article will answer all the questions you might have about applying for a second parking permit in Amsterdam. Have you never applied for a parking permit before?
Applying for a second parking permit
In Amsterdam, you are eligible for a parking permit if your home does not have any parking spaces. It does not matter whether you have free or rented access to a parking space. For example, if you rent a house with the possibility of renting a parking space and you do not use this possibility, you are not entitled to a parking permit. Limited people are entitled to a second parking permit in Amsterdam. The number of permits you may apply for varies by area.
How many parking permits can I apply for as a resident?
The number of parking permits you can apply for varies between 0 and 2 throughout Amsterdam. If 2 permits are allowed, they can be in the name of 1 resident or 2 different residents. If you already have your own parking space, the number of parking spaces will be deducted from the total number of permits you can receive. Thus, you may no longer be entitled to a parking permit because there is already sufficient parking space.
If you would like to apply for a second parking permit at one address, but for a business, then slightly different rules apply. This blog is only about parking permits for residents.
Which City zones have multiple parking permits?
The first step in applying for a second parking permit is knowing which City zone your home is in. You are probably already aware of which City zone your home is in. Need a refresher? Easily check the City Zones via the Amsterdam City Council website. After you enter your address in the search function you will get a permit area of the city, for example, Centrum 1.
Once you know which permit area your property falls into, you can easily check whether you can put1 or 2 permits on one address. In some parts of the city, you cannot even get a permit at this time, such as Amsterdam Noord 5. Not entitled to a permit? Then read the heading 'Alternatives to a second parking permit Amsterdam' at the bottom of the page.
Below is an overview of all City Zones and the number of parking permits that may be applied for. All locations with 2 permits are in bold.
Number of Parking Permits Center of Amsterdam
- All permit areas: 1 permit per address
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam New-West
- New-West 1, 2, 3, and 4: 2 permits per address
- New-West 5: 1 permit per address
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam North
- Noord 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 9a: 2 permits per address
- North 5: no parking permit is possible for residents, except for houseboats and on Buiksloterbreek 2 permits per address are still possible.
- North 8 and 9b: no parking permit possible for residents
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam East
- East 5a, 8, 14, and 17: 2 permits per address
- East other areas: 1 permit per address
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam West
- West 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12: 1 permit per address
- West 4: 2 permits per address
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam South
- South 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 and 8.1: 1 permit per address
- South 1, 2.2, 4.3, 5 and 7: 2 permits per address
- South 2.4, 3.3, 4.4, 6, 7.2 and 8.2: no parking permit possible for residents
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam South-East
- All permit areas: 2 permits per address
Number of Parking Permits Amsterdam Westpoort
- Port 1a and 1b: 1 permit per address
- Port 1c: no parking permit possible for residents
Alternatives to a second parking permit Amsterdam
In some areas you are not entitled to a second parking permit or you have to wait a very long time for the second permit. But what can you do if you are not entitled to a permit? Can you then apply for a temporary parking permit? Usually not. If you are not entitled to a permit, you can fortunately rent a parking space for a longer period of time from a local resident or from a nearby business. This is certainly more expensive than a permit, but much cheaper than on-street prices.
Where to park while waiting for a second parking permit?
Once you have applied for the second parking permit, you probably have a period of time to cover. If you have to wait up to a year for your parking permit, but you still need to get rid of your car, you can continue to park on the street, however, this is fairly pricey. Furthermore, you can ask around in your circle if anyone happens to have an empty space. It is also possible to temporarily rent a parking space through the Mobypark platform.
It can save up to 60% in costs to temporarily rent a parking space through this platform compared to parking on the street. Because you are renting directly from others who otherwise have their parking spaces empty, you can enjoy advantageous prices. Even if you have to wait longer for the permit!
Now you know everything about applying for a parking permit. You are fully aware of all the intermediate steps and options for what to do while waiting. Have you recently moved or are moving, also read these tips from user Rosita Elise with tips for a smooth move.
Did you find this otherwise interesting and helpful blog? Then share it with local residents, friends or family using one of the buttons below.