Electric charging stations in The Hague

Do you drive an electric car or would you like to start driving an electric car? Read which rules are in effect for using the electric charging stations in The Hague.

Parking at the charging post

You can charge your car at a charging post. Checks will be carried out to see if the charging cable is actually connected to the car. Electric cars are not meant to be parked in the space for longer than is necessary.

You may not park a ‘normal’ (non-electric) car at a charging post. You will risk incurring a fine for illegal parking and your car can be towed away. This does not apply outside the times indicated on the sign at the charging station.

Is the charging station located in a paid parking zone? Then you also have to pay for parking. See if you are eligible for a parking permit. Please note: The use of a public charging station does not give you the right to a parking permit.

Maximum parking duration

If the zone has a maximum parking duration, it also applies to cars which are being charged.

Sign at the charging station

A sign at the charging station with the text ‘10.00 – 22.00 h’ indicates the time restrictions. This means that the charging space is reserved exclusively for cars being charged between 10.00 hrs. in the morning and 22.00 hrs. in the evening. Outside of these hours any car may park in this space regardless of whether it is being charged.

The municipality aims to ensure that as many parking spaces as possible are available at night in areas where parking is in limited supply.


The Municipality of The Hague is responsible for the safety in public areas at all times. You may not pull a cable over the pavement in order to charge your electric car in front of the house. This is also not allowed if you are using a cable cover mat.


Also see the Plan van aanpak laadinfrastructuur elektrische auto's (RIS 279666) (in Dutch).

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Published: 31 March 2020Modified: 26 March 2021