Where in Amsterdam is accessible for coaches?
There are approximately 180 parking spots designated for coaches in Amsterdam:
- P+R Zeeburg, Zuiderzeeweg 46a (20 places)
- Q-Park Bus Parking Museumplein, entrance at Paulus Potterstraat / corner of Rijksmuseum (25 places)
- Artis Royal Zoo, Plantage Doklaan 38-40. Please note: exclusively for visitors of Artis Royal Zoo and the Dutch Resistance Museum (Verzetsmuseum). (18 places)
- Gassan Diamonds, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175. Please note: exclusively for visitors to Gassan Diamonds. (20 places)
- Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA), Piet Heinkade 27 (41 places)
- NDSM-terrein, Mt. Ondinaweg (4 places)
- Station Sloterdijk, Zaventemweg (10 places)
For the latest information, including recommended driving routes, traffic disruptions, diversions and news items, there is a dedicated website about coaches in Amsterdam (available in Dutch and English).
There is also a PDF brochure that you can download and print, which includes a map of authorised parking spots and drop-off locations, as well as information about vehicle height restrictions in parts of the city. The brochure is in Dutch, English, German, and French:
For daily traffic information and updates relevant to coaches in a variety of languages, go to Tourbuzz.nl.
As a tour bus operator, you are directly responsible for abiding by the traffic rules in Amsterdam. Hired travel guides are often not up to date regarding the specific rules that apply to tour buses. To be sure you are fully informed before you travel, download the map Amsterdam by Tour Bus (PDF).
For questions please call 14020 or from abroad +31 - 20 624 1111.
Environmental zone: stringent checks from 2018
As of 1 January 2018, older buses and coaches (class M2 and M3) will face restrictions in entering and parking in Amsterdam. This is because the College of Mayor and Alderpersons have approved an environmental zone (milieuzone) in Amsterdam. Buses and coaches that received their first registration prior to 1 January 2005 will no longer be permitted to enter this environmental zone. Both human and camera checks will be used to enforce this new measure, and offending vehicle owners will be fined. A map of the environmental zone can be found here. It is also possible to check the age of Dutch vehicles on this environmental zone information page (simply enter your registration number where it asks for 'Uw kenteken').
The aim of this measure is to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality throughout the city of Amsterdam, and to stimulate take-up of electric transport. Amsterdam's goal is to be emission free in 2025.