Paid parking on the street

For paid parking in The Hague you can pay at all of the city’s parking meters with your bank card, credit card or mobile telephone. There are different rules for motorcycles.

More information on paying for parking with your mobile telephone can be found under Pay-by-phone parking in The Hague.

Number plate parking

At the parking meters you first type in your number plate. You then indicate how long you would like to park. You can pay safely using your bank card or credit card. Your PIN code is not required.

Belangrijke informatie:

  • There is a maximum transaction sum of € 50 per time (rate for 2023).
  • This payment method is used only at parking meters.

You no longer have to place a paper parking ticket behind your windscreen. However, you can get a receipt once you have paid. This slip will indicate the end time of your parking session.

Problem with paying

Did you have a problem paying at the parking meter? Look at the page Contact with Municipal Parking Division to see what you can do.


Information about number plates will be used only to check whether the car has paid for parking. If the number plate has been registered properly (and the parking session has been paid), the recorded data will be expunged after 24 hours. You can find the privacy measures in the council information system under RIS 290220.

Parking a motorcycle or microcar

Motorcycles and microcars are permitted to park anywhere where passenger cars may park.


You do not need to pay for parking a motorcycle in areas where paid parking is in effect.


You have to pay for parking a microcar in areas where paid parking is in effect. Are you driving a disabled vehicle? Then you do not have to pay for parking in areas with paid parking.

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Published: 12 November 2021Modified: 7 March 2023