TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Parking in Amsterdam

Discussion in 'Belgium and the Netherlands' started by tfboy, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Hello,

    Sorry for speaking English, my dutch is not very good...

    I'm coming to Amsterdam on Friday 15th September till Monday 18th for IBC trade show.
    I could fly but am considering making a road trip of it.

    I have a place I'm staying at but they cannot offer parking.

    I won't need to drive whilst I'm in Amsterdam.

    Are there good, reasonable and affordable car parks someone can recommend that's large enough for a Model S?

    Or should I abandon the road trip idea and fly to Schipol instead?

    Any local knowledge appreciated! :)
     
  2. Edi99

    Edi99 Egbert Dijkstra

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    2,643
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Don't abandon the road trip - just too much fun to drive!
    Parking in Amsterdam is a no brainer.

    There are multiple options of course .I often use
    Parking Centre Oosterdok - not too expensive, large parking spots, in the centre of town, obviously includes charging points
     
    • Helpful x 1
    • Like x 1
  3. robertvg

    robertvg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2,133
    Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Certainly don't come by plane, it's to much fun to do the trip with your Tesla.
    The IBC will be in the RAI expo. Flow Parking opposite the RAI is 25€ per day.
    You won't get it much cheaper around the expo I think but if you stay somewhere else then let me know what neighbourhood, for some more parking options.
     
    • Helpful x 1
  4. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Now why did I think you'd support the Tesla road trip option more? :D

    I'll be staying in Roetersstraat, but with public transport, I don't mind leaving the car elsewhere as long as it's secure and relatively easy to get to / from. I've been to IBC loads of times and know the RAI very well :) Just never looked at the car options before :)

    A couple of months ago, I did a road trip to Tilburg to visit the factory. Left early in the morning, arrived in time for lunch. So easy! And Amsterdam is probably just a couple more hours tops, so it's doable, leaving early Friday morning to arrive Friday afternoon, then returning monday morning with a mid / late afternoon Channel Tunnel back to England.
     
  5. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Charging would be nice but probably not essential. I gather the Amsterdam supercharger gets very busy with taxis, but I think I should be able to avoid that if required with the 90kWh battery
     
  6. robertvg

    robertvg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2,133
    Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    I know at least two Tesla's owners living at the Plantage Muidergracht, just behind the Roeterstraat, parking their car at street every day. So it should be safe enough to park it over there. Costs is something different.
    Another suggestion, check We are ParkBee – ParkBee , they offer cheap parking in several garages but I'm not sure if you can register with a foreign address.
     
    • Helpful x 1
  7. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    3,818
    Location:
    Europe
    Those taxi flooded day's at the Amsterdam SuperCharger are over, @tfboy.
    (They have their own chargers now.)
    Ideally, you could top up the car while enjoying a cup of coffee in the customer area of the European HQ on your departure day.
    But there are of course lots of other SuC options on your way back home (Dordrecht, Oosterhout, Ghent, etc...).
     
  8. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Thanks @PaulusdB I have to say I really loved the Tilburg tour. It was fantastic. Always an option :)

    You lot are doing a good job to convince me to road trip! €15/day is pretty reasonable with a few of those Park Bee options. I'd need to confirm it works though with my UK address / UK mobile.
     
  9. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    3,818
    Location:
    Europe
    No Thanks.
    I should have made it clear that Tesla's European HQ is at the Amsterdam SuperCharger site.

    As for your parking needs; the Park + Ride system is unbeatable:

    Park & Ride (P+R Amsterdam) | I amsterdam
    Understanding this intricate system requires a math degree. But there is ample friendly, English speaking staff available to help you get sorted.
    There is a P+R site near Amsterdam RAI as well as near Tesla HQ (Amsterdam Arena / Ajax Stadium). I'm not 100% sure of nightly surveillance.
     
  10. pvh

    pvh Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,489
    Location:
    Netherlands, Rotterdam Ballade (Aria)
    Park at Tesla Amsterdam. Easy to take a Taxi there to the RAI.
     
  11. widodh

    widodh Model S 85kWh

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    5,317
    Location:
    Middelburg, The Netherlands
    What? Uh, no, that's not the purpose of their lot.

    I often use the P+R at Amsterdam ArenA and tale the metro to the city. Just €2 per day :)
     
    • Like x 1
  12. S-19910

    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Messages:
    4,989
    Location:
    Grobbendonk, Belgium
    P+R works great and is cheap ; but do not forget to check out when leaving the public transportion.

    You will be charged the full amount when leaving the parking lot if you forgot.
    Yes; this ones comes by experience :oops:.
     
    • Informative x 1
  13. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    P+R looks like a really good option. :)
     
  14. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    OK, I'm pretty decided on P+R.
    The P+R ArenA website suggests charging possible with the e icon at the bottom but I can't find any info on this. Does anyone know? It doesn't appear to be in their FAQ either.
     
  15. widodh

    widodh Model S 85kWh

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    5,317
    Location:
    Middelburg, The Netherlands
    You need a RFID card from a Dutch operator like New Motion, Greenflux, etc.

    Don't know if they do roaming yet.

    40 outlets available there. When you are in go one floor down, pass the ticketing machines and you'll find them at the edge

    Again, don't forget to check out then leaving the public transport! Otherwise you don't get the discount.

    Present the parking ticket first and then the public transport card for the discount.
     
  16. S-19910

    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Messages:
    4,989
    Location:
    Grobbendonk, Belgium
  17. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    73
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Aha, I have a New Motion card. Great opportunity to try it out :)
     
  18. ErnstT

    ErnstT Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2014
    Messages:
    1,652
    Location:
    amsterdam
    Local advice: DON'T go to the PR Arena. It is in the middle of nowhere. The PR Zeeburg is much closer to your location so easier to get to/from. Use Uber as a faster and cheap alternative to public transport.
     
  19. Keezje

    Keezje Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,961
    Location:
    Netherlands
    But only one slow charger at the smaller lot (the one near the tram/train stop), none at the larger lot (other side of the road). No surveillance. Have used this lot at least three times for multiple days without issues though.
     
  20. ErnstT

    ErnstT Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2014
    Messages:
    1,652
    Location:
    amsterdam
    True, but occupying a charger for 3 days at any location would be impolite.
     

Share This Page