Parking a trailer, camper or caravan on the street

You are not permitted to park a trailer, camper or caravan on the street longer than 3 consecutive days. This is laid down in the General Municipal Ordinance, Article 5.6, of the Municipality of The Hague.

It makes no difference if you move the trailer, camper or caravan to a different spot within the city limits each day. The same rules apply to a:

  • caravan
  • camper
  • narrow aisle forklift
  • mobile wagon
  • similar vehicle

Municipal enforcers will check to make sure these vehicles adhere to this rule.

Parking permit (large vehicle) not always valid

Is your car longer than 6 metres and higher than 2.40 metres? Or do you drive a camper? Then you are not always allowed to park using your parking permit.  

Vehicles longer than 6 metres and higher than 2.40 metres may park only in certain streets. This parking ban is not in effect on working days from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. More information about this rule and the spots where you can park can be found in the Uitvoeringsbesluit artikel 5:8 van de Algemene plaatselijke Verordening.

Do I have to pay for parking for a trailer, camper or caravan?

You do not have to pay to park a trailer or caravan. A camper, however, is a motor vehicle and you are required to pay to park it.

Report an abandoned vehicle

Has a trailer, caravan or other vehicle been left standing in your street? You can report an abandoned vehicle to the municipality. You can also call the municipality‚Äôs service number on tel. 14 070.

After 3 days: sticker and request to remove your vehicle

If the municipality determines that your trailer, camper or caravan has been parked on the street longer than 3 consecutive days, the trailer, camper or caravan will get a sticker. You will then be in violation of the municipal ordinance. Your vehicle will need to be removed from the street. You can park the trailer, camper or caravan in your driveway, place it in a garage or bring it to a storage facility. The municipality does not differentiate between trailers with a number plate or without a number plate or between trailers which are hooked up to a vehicle or not.

If the trailer, camper or caravan has a number plate, the municipality will send the owner a letter with a request to remove the vehicle from the street. If the owner does not comply, the municipality will remove the trailer, camper or caravan. All fees for removing the vehicle will be charged to the owner.

If the trailer, camper or caravan does not have a number plate, then the municipality will try to trace the owner by publishing a notice on overheid.nl. If it does not receive a response, the municipality will remove the trailer, camper or caravan.

Trailer gone

If your trailer is gone and you did not receive a letter from the municipality, look first at overheid.nl. It is also possible that your trailer, camper or caravan was stolen. You should then contact the police.

Getting your trailer back

The municipality will store a trailer, camper or caravan it has removed from the street for a maximum of 13 weeks. After that it will be demolished. To get your trailer back, you can phone tel. 14 070. You will need to pay to get your trailer back as well as for all of the costs of removing it.

Can I park my trailer, camper or caravan somewhere for a longer period?

The municipality has designated certain streets and/or sections of streets where you may park your trailer for 1 month. Read more about this in the aanwijzingsbesluit (RIS267207) (in Dutch).

Published: 9 December 2016Modified: 5 December 2017