Where can I park?

Free parking

Free parking is available on all public roads and squares where there are no parking metres or parking restrictions in force.

Pay-to-park zones on the streets

The pay-to-park zones (red) are indicated on the parking map. The parking plan is available at You can obtain a copy at Parkingshop OPC (Paul Devauxstraat 16) or from the Tourist Information Point (Hoogstraat 2).

When do you pay for parking?
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and all school holidays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Disabled parking permit holders are exempt from parking charges and free from parking restrictions in the blue zone.

Would you like to park longer than the permitted parking period in the paid for zones? You can purchase a parking subscription from OPC. The parking subscription is € 250 per calendar year for non-residents and is linked to the car’s registration number.

Market days
Parking is not permitted on the market square (Grote Markt) on market days from 3 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Any vehicle found illegally parked will be towed away.

Parking for coaches

Coaches are only permitted to park at the coach park in the Groenestraat. Passengers can alight or board (max. 15 minutes) at the bus stop at the St. Antonius church (opposite the town hall) and in the Casinostraat, next to the Tourist Information Point.

Parking for campervans

Campervans and mobile homes can only park at the pay-to-park campervan parking area at the Moysonpad (adjacent to the Floreal Club). Sleeping the night at this parking area is not permitted!

Pay-to-park in private car parks

  • Centre car park
    Open 7/7 and 24/24
    Number of places: 742
    Address: Kerkstraat 122
  • DB Marina car park
    Open every day from 7 a.m. to midnight from April through September. Only open weekends and during school holidays from October through March.
    Number of places: 300
    Address: Havenplein 2 
    T +32 (0)50 42 41 42 - 
  • DB Middenschool car park
    Open every day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in July and August. In spring open only during specific event weekends.
    Address: Van Maerlantstraat 1
    T +32 (0)50 42 41 42 -
  • Sint-Sebastiaan/Bistro De Perse car park
    Number of places: 100
    Price: € 6/day
    Reservation required!
    Address: Van Maerlantstraat 21
    T +32 (0)50 41 60 45 -
  • Jules Soetestadion car park
    Open in July and August
    Number of places: 350
    Price: € 5/day
    Address: Eric Jameslaan 16
  • Sint-Jozef Sint-Pieter car park
    Open in July and August
    Address: Weststraat 86 

You can view the parking plan indicating the private car parks here.