Towed vehicles

Is your vehicle parked illegally? Then the municipality can tow the vehicle away. Also vehicles which have gotten a wheel clamp can be towed away after 24 hours.

The towed vehicle will be taken to the tow pound for The Hague.

Address & contact

Westvlietweg 64
2495 AA The Hague
Telephone (010) 501 82 41

Opening hours

The counter where you can pay and where you can pick up your car is open every day from 7.00 to 23.00 hrs. Would you like to come outside of these opening hours? Or on a public holiday? Telephone the tow pound ahead of time.

Getting the towed car back

To get your vehicle back, go to the counter of the tow pound. There you will need to pay the towing charges and storage costs for your vehicle. You will get a receipt and then you can take your car.

    Fees

    • Was your car towed away because you did not pay for parking or because you parked without a permit? And did you get a parking ticket? Then these are the fees:

      • Costs for your parking ticket: € 66.50 + the hourly rate or half-hourly rate for the parking spot. In addition:
      • Costs for removing the wheel clamp: € 306. In addition:
      • Costs for towing and storage: The charges for towing and storing the vehicle at the tow pound are also € 306. Is your car there for longer than 24 hours? Then you will be charged an extra € 25 a day.
    • Was your car towed away because you parked your car in a spot where it is not allowed? And did you get a parking citation? Then these are the fees:

      • Amount of the citation. The amount of the fine depends on the violation. You will receive an acceptgiro payment slip in the mail from the Central Judicial Collection Agency (CJIB). In addition:
      • Costs for towing and storage. The charges for towing and storing the vehicle at the tow pound are € 306. Is your car there for longer than 24 hours? Then you will be charged an extra € 25 a day.

    Unclaimed cars

    Cars which have not been picked up will be put up for auction or demolished after 16 days depending on their value.

    Objection to towing

    Do you disagree with the reason your vehicle was towed away? Once you have picked up your car and paid the towing charges, you may file an objection to the towing.

    Bicycles and mopeds

    The tow pound is only for towed vehicles. For bicycles go to the website Bycicle Depot Haaglanden. Mopeds/scooters will not be removed or taken to the Bicycle Depot Haaglanden. The municipality will only remove mopeds/scooters which are no longer operable (wrecks).

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      Published: 12 November 2021Modified: 17 June 2022