Museumplein, Amsterdam

Access car park opposite Royal Concert Hall

Special coach park

Since 4 July 1999 coaches have been able to park in a special coach park underneath the Museumplein. The coach park is surrounded by world-famous musea, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

A waiting room and shower facilities are provided for the coach drivers.

Map of Museumplein

Points of interest

Right next to the Museumplein you will find the city’s most exclusive shopping centre (blue numbers), diamond merchants, art and antique shops, hotels, restaurants, the entertainment district as well as the renowned Royal Concert Hall (green 1), Stedelijk Museum (green 2), Van Gogh Museum (green 3) and Rijksmuseum (green 4).

Interior design

The interior of the Museumplein is of the highest standards, with superb lighting, finishings and customer services to enhance the parking experience.

Smart upgrade

Being in use for over 15 years, an upgrade of the technical and lighting installations, as well as re-coating the floor was necessary. This gave us the opportunity to revisit the layout of the parking facility to enhance customer convenience.


The 1999 design was based on the minimal requirements of the NEN norm of those days and no longer fits the needs of today's parking customer. The width of the parking bays and the roadway was marginalised and the parking angle was not great.


The Q-Park Real Estate Design & Engineering Team embrassed the chance to upgrade the parking facility, knowing the budget and time constraints. As recoating was needed, they could significantly improve customer convenience by rotating the layout of the -1 parking floor. This smart upgrade increased;

  • Parking bay width from 2.30m to 2.50m
  • Width of the roadway

Now there is more traffic space, more room to manoeuvre - while losing less than 10 parking spaces.

Parking bay width 2.30m

Parking bay width 2.50m

PurePoint restroom concept

PurePoint restroom

Together with the smart upgrade, the PurePoint eco-smart restroom concept was incorporated. It's open 24/7 with restrooms and urinals for men, and restrooms for women and special needs guests.

During peak periods, a hospitality attendant will be present and additional products will be on sale at the reception.

Original layout as of 1999

Rotated layout as of 2015

Special guests

Not everyone parks in our car park.

Some people just park on top of it when they wish to visit The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn.

Facts & Figures

  • Original architect is Kees Dam
  • Smart upgrade budget, EUR 1 million
  • 586 parking spaces for cars
  • 25 parking spaces for coaches