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Car Park in Utrecht

Where to park in Utrecht ?
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Located 45 minutes from Amsterdam, Utrecht is a city full of things to do and see. Come and visit this charming city in the Netherlands and read this article to find out what to do during your visit.

Utrecht is a historic city located in the center of the Netherlands. Founded by the Romans in the first century, it is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, picturesque canals and vibrant university life. Utrecht is also an important transport hub, offering easy connections to other Dutch cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Utrecht is a university town, home to Utrecht University, which is one of the largest and oldest universities in the Netherlands. Regarding the climate, Utrecht has a temperate climate with average annual temperatures of around 9°C. The hottest months are July and August, with average temperatures of 19°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with average temperatures of 3°C.

What to visit in the city of Utrecht ?

Utrecht is a city rich in history and culture, with many popular tourist attractions such as the Domtoren, the tallest bell tower in the Netherlands, St. Martin's Cathedral, the Gothic Jacobikerk Church and the Rijksmuseum. Visitors can also stroll along the canals, visit the Utrecht City Museum, shop in the bustling streets of the city center, or enjoy the nightlife in local bars and restaurants.

Go to Utrecht

Utrecht is well connected to other cities in the Netherlands and Europe, with an efficient public transport system including buses and trains. The city also has a regional airport, Utrecht Airport. Also, you can easily get there by car and access nearby towns.

Park in the city center of Utrecht

If you are willing to search a bit, you can also find street parking. However, it can be difficult in the city center and you may have to walk a bit to reach your destination. The easiest way to park and get to one of the parking lots in Utrecht. Indeed, the city has many car parks. To ensure your parking spot in Utrecht book it in advance with Parkimeter and don't worry about your car anymore.

Driving and parking in the low-emission zone of Utrecht

Utrecht has implemented a low emission zone (or "milieuzone" in Dutch) to reduce air pollution and improve air quality in the city. The low-emission zone covers most of the city center and is marked with traffic signs. In this zone, only vehicles meeting the Euro 4 emission standards for cars and Euro 3 for trucks are authorized to circulate. The oldest and most polluting vehicles are not allowed to drive in the low emission zone. It is important to note that if your vehicle does not meet the required emission standards, you risk a fine if you drive in the low emission zone. It is therefore recommended to check whether your vehicle meets the emission standards before traveling to Utrecht. You can find more information about the low emission zone and the emission standards on the website of the city of Utrecht.

Limited traffic zone

LEZ Utrecht

The city of Utrecht has environmental restrictions on vehicle traffic (LTZ or ZTL in some countries, Milieuzone in The Netherlands). The LTZ is only accessible to authorized cars during specific hours. We suggest checking your licence plate:
https://www.utrecht.nl/city-of-utrecht/mobility/

Remember: it is not possible to register your car, if your licence plate meets the conditions you can drive in the low-emission zone without restrictions.

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