All days including Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 20:00 hrs. Maximum permitted parking time: 2 hours.
Every day including Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 20:00. Maximum permitted parking time: 4 hours
Every day including Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 20:00. Maximum permitted parking time: 11 h.
Every day including Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 20:00. The maximum allowed parking duration and time varies per season.
From 01/04 to 30/09: parking allowed for a maximum of 4 hours.
From 01/10 to 31/03: parking allowed for a maximum of 11 hours.
From 1 January, the fee (penalty rate) for paid parking is 40 euros between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 40 euros between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Pink and grey zone:
In the Raversijde district, there is a pink zone. Near the Hendrik Baelskaai, there is a grey zone. In these zones, you must request your free parking session via the parking machine, unless you have a residents' card (for residents of Raversijde district). It is no longer necessary to put down your blue disc.
The zones have the following provisions:
Second residents can park for free for the first 30 minutes in an official parking space on the public domain. This used to be done by means of a parking token, but from 1 January 2023 this will be replaced by a one-off digital registration. Only after you have completed this registration, you can park for free for 30 minutes. This can always be done by entering your number plate via the parking meter after you have parked. Second residents have until 31 January 2023 to register via the parking counter, but can already use the 30-minute free parking via the parking meter.
Persons with a disability who have a valid parking card can - in addition to the reserved spaces - also park for free along the public road in the places where one normally has to pay, provided a onetime registration at the parking counter. Do take into account the specified duration that applies and places that are reserved for residential parking, healthcare providers or other specific indications on site.
This one-time registration of a parking card for persons with a disability should be done in the parking counter or via the digital counter.
In Ostend there are a few parking spaces for mobile homes:
From Monday 5 December 2022, the temporary parking counter of the City of Ostend will open, located in the offices of the Economisch Huis Ostend, Gistelsesteenweg 1c, 8400 Ostend.
You can also go to the digital parking counter via oostende.intouch.be/eloket.
To ensure that our beautiful city remains liveable, accessible and safe, a new plan comes into effect in the old city centre as of 8 June 2023. Two major axes divide the historic centre into four parts, thus creating 4 zones which together form the city centre. In each of these zones, the focus is placed on a liveable and accessible environment. Car drivers who want to go from one zone to another can do so via the Leopold II-laan, the Van Iseghemlaan, the Visserskaai or the Vindictivelaan. These measures will prevent unnecessary traffic by those seeking their way about, while ensuring everyone gets to their destination in the city centre in an easier and faster way.