News of: Tuesday, September 01 2009,
Amsterdam makes about Euro 130 million per year, from paid parking. This makes it the biggest parking earner in the Netherlands.
Nationwide, municipalities collect E 533 million per year, which is 10 times more than 20 years ago.
The rise in parking revenue is not only caused by higher parking rates (up to E 5,- per hour in the centre of Amsterdam), but also by expanding the areas with paid parking.
Of all taxes levied by Amsterdam, about a quarter is from paid parking.
Recently, it was in the news that Amsterdam is one of the most expensive cities in the world to park a car.
There are, however, cheaper options in Amsterdam. At the P+R parking places (outside the centre), parking is possible for E 6 per 24 hours.
Here is a map with parking places in Amsterdam (including the cheap ones in the outskirts).