Park within walking distance of the historic city centre in one of the modern and spacious multi-storey car parks at the Lammermarkt or Garenmarkt. Parking in the city centre of Leiden is only possible with a permit or dayticket, with an exception for short parking (max. 2 hours) at a couple of locations. Parking in one of the garages will cost you less.
Parking in the city centre of Leiden is only possible with a permit or dayticket, with an exception for short parking (max. 2 hours) at a couple of locations (map above). Visitors who come by car can park in one of the parking garages.
Paid parking zones
If you park on the street in Leiden, carefully check the times, locations and rates for paid parking. For street parking is a maximum of 2 hours allowed (locations: map above). In addition to places for short-term parking, there are also permit holders' places in the center where you can only park with a permit or a dayticket for 25,- euros. Parking in one of the garages will cost you less.
- Zone A: 3.50 euros per hour.
- Zone B1: 2.80 euros per hour.
- Zone B2: 1st and 2nd hour 0.10 euros per hour.
You also have to pay during the regular parking hours on public holidays, such as Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Short term parking locations
Street parking is available at a number of locations for a maximum of 2 hours. Did you know that parking in the parking garages is cheaper than on the street? Short-term parking is possible at these locations:
- Lange Mare
- Waardgracht thv Groenesteeg
- Oranjegracht thv Nieuwe Waardstraat
Parking by license plate
In Leiden it is possible to park your car by entering your license plate at the parking machine. Register your license plate at the parking machine or pay with a mobile parking subscription. The parking inspector scans the number plate of the parked vehicle and checks in this way whether parking has been paid for. A day ticket is €25.