APCOA PARKING aims to use car parks throughout Europe as logistics hubs


Stuttgart - After a successful test phase at multi-storey car parks in Stuttgart, the number of multi-storey car parks used as logistics hub for parcels and other deliveries will be expanded.

APCOA PARKING tested this concept in various car parks in Stuttgart together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organization and the logistics company Velocarrier. During off-peak hours, the packages were delivered to the parking garage, after which Velocarrier employees picked up the packages with cargo bikes and started their delivery tour in the area.

Reduction of delivery traffic in the center

The goal is to keep the delivery traffic with large trucks out of the often narrow streets of the city center. Billing is done online and not with fixed rental prices for the space, but depending on the size and the useful life.

In addition to small logistics companies, APCOA PARKING also wants to get the large companies on board. In addition to the car parks in the city center, APCOA has a wide range of parking locations, such as parking garages at airports or at more remote shopping centers. Ideal for larger trucks and logistics parties who can then tranship their goods.

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APCOA PARKING expands its locations in Rotterdam with the Maastoren parking garage


APCOA PARKING Nederland has signed a long-term lease agreement for the operation of the Maastoren car park at the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam. The 10-storey parking garage has a capacity of 463 parking spaces and is part of the Maastoren office building; with 165 meters the highest building in the Netherlands. The car park is very easily accessible with traffic-free access from the center via the Willemsbrug / Noordereiland and from the south via the Laan op Zuid.

This public car park is located on the Wilhelminakade and is therefore the ideal base for visitors to the New Luxor Theater, the court, the new government office and the many bars and restaurants in this hip area. Right next to the car park is a boarding point for the water taxi and recently a cozy coffee bar has opened in the Maastoren itself with a nice view of the court and the Kop van Zuid.

Parkers pay cashless here, which means that they can only pay with a bank card or credit card. With this APCOA PARKING stimulates faster and safer transactions and it reduces the possible waiting time at the payment terminal because it is also possible to drive in and out with a bank card or credit card.

APCOA PARKING thanks her client for the confidence in her expertise and is looking forward to receiving you in the Maastoren parking garage.

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APCOA PARKING and Urbee start a partnership for Park & Cycle


APCOA PARKING and Urbee are joining forces and offer Urbee e-bikes in APCOA parking garages, so car drivers can easily and economically park their car and continue their journey in the city comfortably and efficiently by e-bike.

Two success formulas work together Park (APCOA) & Cycle (Urbee)

Parking pressure in the Netherlands continues to increase and parking spaces are scarce and expensive, especially in the large cities. APCOA PARKING has excellent accessible parking garages at various locations in the major cities. Urbee has a sub-network of high-end e-bikes that can be easily booked via the Urbee Go app. From July 2019, the Urbee e-bikes will be available in the APCOA parking garages. This has the great advantage that the visitor can park his car quickly and easily and from there can use the e-bike to continue the road efficiently, quickly and pleasantly to appointments or places of interest in the city. Healthy for the driver and better for the environment and road safety by limiting search traffic.


The Urbee e-bikes are available immediately in APCOA PARKING Heinekenplein in Amsterdam and can be found at the top of the entrance to the parking garage. Everyone can use these e-bikes by downloading the Urbee Go app, available for iOS and Android. In the coming months, a lot of work is being done on the expansion of Urbee's e-bikes service in Rotterdam, The Hague and other locations in Amsterdam.

About the APCOA PARKING Group

The APCOA PARKING Group has been providing full-service parking management and expertise in 13 European countries for more than 45 years and has an extensive portfolio of customers. The APCOA Parking Group manages more than 1.4 million individual parking spaces at more than 9,000 locations and uses its international experience to provide forward-looking and innovative parking services to parkers and property owners. The company has 5,000 employees who contribute to international knowledge and local expertise through new business and customized technical solutions. The group's head office is located in Stuttgart, Germany. More information: www.apcoa.nl and info@apcoa.nl.

About Urbee

Urbee was founded in 2016 and aims to make the city cleaner and more livable by getting motorists on an electric bicycle. Urbee does that via a network of locations (Urbee stations) where you can use an e-bike via the Urbee Go app. Urbee believes that electric bicycle sharing is a healthy and fun way to combat traffic, air pollution and crowded cities. The e-bikes are available in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Nijmegen. It is Urbee's ambition to further expand the network in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the coming years. More information: www.urbee.nl and info@urbee.nl.

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Create added value for your property


In addition to parking, we believe that you can do much more with a parking garage. An example for this is APCOA PARKING Westblaak in Rotterdam. This car park is located in the city center of Rotterdam and has a large parking roof with an amazing view over the city. Because the upper parking level is not always occupied in the summer, we started a partnership with DÂK Rotterdam a few years ago

What is DÂK?

DÂK is a pop-up city park at 30 meters height that takes place on the roof of our parking garage APCOA PARKING Westblaak in Rotterdam. During 2 weeks you imagine yourself at a tropical destination where you can enjoy delicious drinks, tasty barbecue dishes that you grill yourself or prepared by a cook and good music. You can also participate in all kinds of activities such as a game of table tennis or a power yoga class. In short, an accessible social event that attracts many people to our garage and is strongly promoted by local media.

Curious about your options?

Renting out your property as an event location is one of the options to get a better return (financial or sustainable) from a parking facility. Charging stations, bicycle rental and car sharing are a selection of many other options. Curious as to what resources we can use to optimize the turnover and awareness of your parking garage? Our colleagues from the business development team are happy to work with you to find creative solutions.

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New parking garage APCOA PARKING Scheepvaartkwartier in Rotterdam has been opened


Visitors of the Scheepvaartkwartier district in Rotterdam can now park in the Scheepvaartkwartier parking garage. APCOA PARKING Nederland BV operates this new car park from 24 June on behalf of Holland Immo Groep and the APCOA PARKING team is ready to welcome its visitors.

The parking garage has 2 parking levels, offers space for 196 cars and is open 24/7. Whether the guest is staying overnight in one of the surrounding hotels, visiting one of the many restaurants or offices, everyone can park in the Scheepvaartkwartier parking garage. The parking garage is equipped with charging points for electric cars, a lift and is easily accessible from the main roads.

First car park of APCOA PARKING Nederland where completely cashless payment is introduced

At Scheepvaartkwartier parking garage, payment is made with a bank card or credit card. With this APCOA PARKING stimulates faster and safer transactions and it reduces any waiting time. In addition, APCOA PARKING Scheepvaartkwartier also offers various types of subscriptions at attractive rates and there is also a possibility to purchase day or time tickets. With a day or time ticket, companies can meet their employees or visitors by reimbursing all or part of the parking costs.

Spectacular opening offer: free parking for a month!

For companies that are interested in a subscription, APCOA PARKING offers a very interesting promotion. When concluding an annual subscription, customers receive 1 month completely free! For more information about this you can contact APCOA PARKING on telephone number 085-049 98 99.

About the APCOA PARKING Group

The APCOA PARKING Group has been providing full-service parking management and expertise in 13 European countries for more than 45 years and has an extensive portfolio of customers. The APCOA Parking Group manages more than 1.4 million individual parking spaces at more than 9,000 locations and uses its international experience to provide forward-looking and innovative parking services to parkers and property owners. The company has 5,000 employees who contribute to international knowledge and local expertise through new business and customized technical solutions. The group's head office is located in Stuttgart, Germany.

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APCOA PARKING acquired Dublin company Nationwide Controlled Parking Services (NCPS)


APCOA PARKING is expanding and takes over NCPS. NCPS manages more than 100,000 car parking spaces at over 1,100 locations and has a turnover of about 15 million euro a year and employs 130 staff.

APCOA PARKING already is active in Ireland and runs car parks at more than 700 locations, including Jervis Street in Dublin. Last year it won a contract, which had been held by NCPS, to run 67 Irish Rail car parks. NCPS and APCOA are two of the country's largest car park operators, alongside Q Park, Euro Car Parks and
Park Rite. NCPS directors Tom Harrington, Victor Gibson and Ann Byrne hold minority stakes in the company. APCOA was founded in 1947 as the Airport Parking Corporation of America but is now majority-owned by private equity group Centerbridge and based in Germany.

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APCOA PARKING Danmark A / S takes over OnePark A / S in Denmark


APCOA PARKING, the largest parking company in Denmark, is now even larger due to the acquisition of Onepark, previously owned by Per Lyngbak Nielsen. Onepark managed more than 30,000 parking spaces in Denmark.

The take over combines the strong characteristics of both companies. With the financial strength of the APCOA Group in mind, this merger will lead to more opportunities for further investments in activities and technology.

Both APCOA PARKING and OnePark see the merger as a great opportunity to further expand the level of service to both consumers and owners of parking facilities in Denmark by combining the best knowledge, the best parking systems and the best experience of parking activities.

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APCOA PARKING starts pilot autonomous parking


APCOA Parking participates in an autonomous parking test that will be organized next year in the parking garage of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

The news was announced by a representative of DPA (Deutsche Presse-Agentur). As part of the "SynCoPark" project, visitors can leave their car, when provided with an autonomous parking function, at the entrance of the "Elphi" parking garage and then pick it up again after a concert at the exit. The car drives independently into the parking garage and looks for a parking space on its own. APCOA PARKING is closely involved in this project.

The parking garage of the concert hall has 435 parking spaces in total. The first tests will be conducted in the second half of 2020. "SynCoPark" is a collaboration between scientists from the Technical University Braunschweig (Research Center Car Engineering) and various companies from the industrial sector. In addition to APCOA PARKING as a parking operator, the car manufacturers VW and BMW are also involved.

For research purposes, a new parking lot is currently being equipped at Braunschweig Airport with digital infrastructure for testing automated parking. The experiences gained during this process will be used in the parking garage in Hamburg. In addition, the intention is to develop standards that certify digital infrastructures in parking garages and in vehicles.

Autonomous parking is a spearhead of the International Mobility Congress ITS 2021 in Hamburg, for which more than 50 projects have already been registered. These concern, among other things, autonomous driving, traffic pressure prognosis and mobility platforms. The "SynCoPark" project is funded by the German Bundesverkehrsministerium (Ministry of Transport) with 2.5 million euros.

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APCOA PARKING rates in Amsterdam are 20 to more than 50% cheaper than on street!


From April 14th, the parking rates in Amsterdam have risen enormously. From now on you pay an hourly rate of € 7.50 per hour for on street parking in the old city center of Amsterdam. The rates in other parts of the city have also been increased. APCOA PARKING Nederland BV does not participate in this increase and keeps its rates the same which means that we are 20 to 50% cheaper than on street parking!

APCOA PARKING Nederland BV keeps its rates the same. This means that when you park in one of our car parks in the old part of Amsterdam, you save 20 to 50% on your parking costs! More information about our regular and promotional rates can be found on the car park details pages of Amsterdam.

We are looking forward to welcome you in one of the car parks below in the old center of Amsterdam!

APCOA PARKING Prins & Keizer
Prinsengracht 927
1017 HL Amsterdam

APCOA PARKING Heinekenplein
Eerste van der Helststraat 6
1072 NV Amsterdam

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More convenience in payment in parking garages


You can pay, in more and more places, with your debit card without having to enter your pin code. This brings a lot of convenience and safety. After all, you travel with less cash on the street and your pin code cannot be copied.


In the parking world, this form of payment, also known as tap & go, has been around for some time. Abroad, you can already pay for contactless tolls at toll booths and parking machines and in the Netherlands this payment method is becoming more and more known. This payment method is suitable for a maximum amount of € 50.00.

At APCOA PARKING we have a number of car parks that already offer this payment convenience. You can draw a ticket at the entrance and then pay at the payment machine with your bank or credit card, but you can also exit with your payment card. This gives the following conveniences:

  • You do not need a parking ticket
  • You no longer have to go to the payment machine
  • You are quickly on your way to your next destination

How does contactless payment work at APCOA PARKING?

All payment cards with the contactless logo are suitable for driving out. By holding your card in front of the card reader at the exit you open the barrier and you leave the garage. So you do not have to go past the payment machine first, but leave the car park with your payment card. The parking costs are automatically deducted from your bank account number.

Another option at APCOA PARKING is driving in and out with the same payment card. The difference with the above information is that you open the barrier with your payment card and check in our system. Leaving the garage is the same as described above.

In which parking garages can I pay in this way?

In the garages below you can easily drive out with your debit card:

•    Parking Heinekenplein
•    Parking Havenkwartier
•    Parking Savornin Lohmanplein
•    Parking Leidsche Rijn centrum
•    Parking Winkelcentrum Nova
•    Parking Albert Cuyp

You can enter and exit the following parking garages with your payment card:

•    Parking Westblaak
•    Parking Albert Cuyp

Do you have any questions regarding contactless payment at APCOA PARKING? Then contact us or contact us by telephone at 085 049 98 99.

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