Parking in Groningen
welcome to Groningen
Groningen is an attractive city that receives many visitors. They come to work, shop, visit a museum or to enjoy Groningen’s nightlife. Whatever the reason for visiting, parking is important, commuters use the P+R sites, visitors the car parks, and there is street parking for short visits. With 23,000 parking spaces, there is enough space for everyone!
Paid parking applies in the city centre and the surrounding districts. Those areas are indicated by signs. For a short visit or a quick errand you can park on the streets, but only in the designated parking spaces. The parking fee is € 2.50 per hour inside the city centre ring of canals. On most of the streets in this district you can park for a maximum of 1 hour. Paid parking applies in the city centre from Monday to Wednesday from 09.00 am to 10.00 pm and from Thursday to Saturday from 09.00 am to midnight. The parking fee is € 1.80 per hour in the districts around the city centre. You can use a parking space for a maximum of 2 hours. Except for Noorderplantsoenbuurt, paid parking applies in all
parking zones from 09.00 am onwards. In Noorderplantsoenbuurt, paid parking applies from 08.00 am onwards. The time at which paid parking ends differs from district to district. Be sure to read the information on the ticket machines on the street. At the end of 2014/early 2015 all ticket machines were replaced by cashless machines. It is no longer possible to pay with coins in these machines; you can pay with cards that have the V pay or Maestro logo and with Visa or MasterCard. If you would like to park longer, please use a car park. This leafl et
has a complete list of all the car parks in Groningen.
Official national holidays
Parking is free of charge on offi cial national holidays, except for the district De Linie, the area around the railway station and the Martiniplaza. The offi cial national holidays are - 1 January, Easter Monday, the King’s Birthday, 5 May, Good Friday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday and Christmas Day and Boxing Day. NB. paid parking applies on 4 May. In 2015 paid parking will also apply on Sundays.
Park at the edge of the city use P+R
There are 5 P+R sites on the edge of the city. The P+R bus will take you to the city and back in comfort. Extremely convenient for commuters, but also for a day’s shopping. You can park for free on all sites, except for P+R Euroborg/P3; you pay € 6 for a return trip, on the same day, for a ticket valid for a maximum of 5 people. On P+R Euroborg/P3 you pay for parking, but you receive a discount worth 24 hours on the applicable rate. For more information and terms and conditions, please read the information on the P+R site. For current bus times, rates and season tickets, please visit www.qbuzz.nl/gd or call 0900-728 99 65.
Parking for disabled people
In Groningen, the following rules apply to holders of a disabled parking badge:
• You may park for a maximum of 3 hours in areas where parking is prohibited, provided you do not obstruct other road users.
• You can park free of charge in areas where paid parking applies.
The disabled parking badge and the parking disc must always be displayed visibly on the dashboard of the car. You may not drive
or park in pedestrian areas.
There are 13 in and around the city centre. For rates, locations, opening hours and clearance height, please .
Signs along the entry routes to the inner city direct you to the nearest car park. Electronic vol/vrij (full/spaces free) signs indicate the best route to follow.
Coaches cannot park in or around the city centre. There is enough room for them at P+R Kardinge. Passengers can use the city bus to travel to the city centre.