Every year, Amsterdam welcomes around one million visitors with their own cars, so parking can be limited. However it is possible to find free parking, if you’re prepared to leave your car north of the river and catch the foot ferry to the city centre. The next cheapest option are the park and ride services from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Arena and more locations along the A10 ring road. These allow you to leave your car in a secure parking lot and continue your journey into the centre by public transport. These offer great value if you can find a space after 10am on weekdays or at the weekend. Although you will also need to buy a P&R GVB travel card for everyone in your car, up to a maximum of five people. In the city, on-street metered parking is available, if scarce. Most meters will accept smartphones, local debit cards or any major international credit card. More expensive are the supervised city centre car parks. You can avoid driving into the centre to find all the spaces are taken by booking in advance using apps like parkme.com or mobypark.com. Parking in Amsterdam in 60 seconds, brought to you by Hertz.