Visiting the city of Namur and it's beautiful 'Citadelle'? Going there for a business meeting or to visit a friend? Parking in the center of the city can quickly become expensive.
Follow our tips to spend more time and money on food and activities, less on parking!
- General Parking Rules in Namur
- Free Parking in Namur
- Park during the week
- Park during the weekend
- On Friday nights
- On Saturdays
- On Sundays
- Subscriptions for parking in Namur
- Over to you
General Parking Rules in Namur
As you can see on the map, Namur counts several streets displayed in orange, red and yellow.
The red, orange and yellow streets are paid parking zones. This holds from 9am until 5pm everyday of the week, except on Sundays.
In the streets displayed in red you are allowed to park for a maximum duration of 2 hours (4€), 4 hours (3€) in the orange ones and 8 hours (4€) in the yellow ones . Note that in these streets, you can get 30 minutes of free parking at the parking meter.
The green zones are free and with no time restriction.
The blue zones are also free but you are allowed to park for a maximum of 3 hours, from 9am until 5pm everyday of the week, except on Sundays. Putting your parking disc is mandatory.
In the blue dotted streets, the blue zone rules also apply on sundays and on legal holidays.
Pro parking tip: If you arrive at 9.31am you are allowed to set up your parking disc at 10am. This allows you to win an extra 30 min parking!
Because finding a cheap parking spot according to your needs, here are our best parking tips for you in Namur:
Free Parking in Namur
In almost every street in Namur, you have to pay in order to park. But not in all of them:
Here are some of the best tips you will get for the city of Namur:
Nearby the Parc Marie-Louise
The Parc Marie-Louise is only 10 minutes away from the city center. Many streets in the neighborhood are blue zones and some of them free (the green ones on the map).
A Blue zone means that you can park for free for a maximum of 3h from 9 a.m until 5 p.m from Monday to Saturday by putting you parking disc on. In the blue dotted streets this also hold on Sundays and during holidays.
Some of these streets are: Rue Henri-Lemaître, Rue de la Dodane, Rue Tabora, Rue Félix Wodon.
A little bit further Rue Tabora, you can park for free and without a time limit at Rue Fond des Bas Prés. Note that you can also park for free in Rue Tabora in the right side of the street.
Nearby the Citadelle
In the neighbourhood of the Citadelle you can park Rue Reine Astrid and Rue Bosret (blue zones) and also Route Merveilleuse (green zone).
Avenue Jean 1er is free and without time limitations!
Nearby the heart of the City
As you can see on the map, a small section of Rue des Brasseurs is a Blue Zone as well as Rue Bord de l’Eau situated a little bit further.
On the other side of the water, Avenue Baron Louis Huart and Rue Notre Dame are also Blue.
Park during the week
Are you looking for an advantageous parking spot in the city of Namur during the week? If you are working for a day in Namur or just visiting a friend these parking options are the ones for you:
P+R Saint-Nicolas Rue de Balart, 5000 Namur Avenue Albert 1er, 5000 Namur
The P+R St-Nicolas offers approximately 270 parking spots, 6 reserved for handicapped people.
Parking there will only cost you 2€ per day during the week.
The bus ride to the center of the city is included in the parking ticket.
The parking is situated at a 17 minutes walking distance from the center of the city and at 7 minutes if you take the bus to get there.
Note: This parking is free on Saturdays.
You can also buy a subscription for this parking. See in the section: Subscriptions for parkings in Namur
A great tip for people working in Namur occasionally or for shoppers.
Park during the weekend
Are you planning on going to the center of Namur during the weekend ? The following tips will help you find the perfect spot according to your needs.
On Friday nights
You plan on going to one of the many restaurants Namur has to offer on a Friday night?
Here are the best parking spots for you:
Parking des Casernes
- rue des Bourgeois, 5000 Namur
- boulevard Cauchy, 5000 Namur
Parking des Casernes is free on Fridays as from 6pm.
Big plus, it is only situated 8 min from the city center !
You can also park there on Saturdays, but you have to pay. See next point.
Note that this parking is free on Sundays.
P+R Namur Expo
Avenue Sergent Vrithoff , 11, 5000 Namur (Salzinnes)
This large parking lot is situated at approximately 20 min (by walk) from the center of the city.
You can use this parking for free on Fridays from 10pm.
It offers approximately 475 parking spots.
Note that this parking is also free on Sundays.
You can also buy a subscription for this parking. See in the section Subscriptions for parking in Namur
Are you planning on shopping on a Sunday in Namur or just going for out for a drink?
In this case, the following parkings are the best for you:
Parking BUMP, Parking Droit Inférieur & Parking Arsenal/Bon
Parking BUMP, Parking Droit Inférieur and Parking Arsenal/Bon are open to all on Saturdays and are very attractive pricewise. You can park from 7 a.m to 17 p.m for only 3€. The only downside for parking BUMP is that you can only stay until 10 p.m.
Parking Droit Inférieur and Parking Arsenal/Bon Pasteur are free from 5 p.m until midnight! Isn't that a great tip to know?
- Parking BUMP — Via la rue Grandgagnage
- Parking Droit Inférieur — Via la rue Grandgagnage
- Parking Arsenal/Bon Pasteur — Via la rue de l'Arsenal
Parking des Casernes
On Saturdays the regulation is slightly different for Parking des Casernes: For parking Casernes I, situated in rue des Bourgeois, you can stay for a maximum of 4h.
- One hour will cost you 0,75€.
- 4h will cost you 3€
For parking Casernes II, situated in Boulevard Cauchy, you can stay for a maximum of 8h.
- One hour will cost you 0,5€.
- 8h will cost you 4€
Both parkings are open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. You have to take a parking ticket and put is on your windscreen.
Note that for both parkings the first 30 parking minutes are free.
Are you going to visit the city of Namur with your kids or to have a nice walk on the beautiful Citadelle ?
These are the places you can park for free on a Sunday as mentioned earlier.
- Parking des Casernes
- P+R Namur Expo
Subscriptions for parking in Namur
Rue de Balart, 5000 Namur
You can also use the parking on a regular basis by buying a subscription/with a subscription.
It will cost you 110€ for a year including the ride with the bus to the center of Namur, if you are working in the center of the city.
If you are a resident of the city or if you are working nearby the parking, it will cost you 120€ per year. However, the ride with the bus is not included in the price.
A great tip for people working in Namur on a regular basis.
P+R Namur Expo
If you work in the center of Namur or if you are a student, you can buy a subscription for the P+R Namur Expo for 110€ per year, bus ride to the center included in the price of the subscription.
For the bus ride you need to have a MOBIB card where you charge the "P+R Namur Expo" title, to be able to take the bus.
To consider if you work in the center of Namur or if you are studying in Namur.
Parking des Casernes
If you are a resident of Namur OR workers of the center of the city, a subscription in Parking des Casernes I & II will costs 300€ per year.
You can also take a subscription for parking there during the evenings for 120€ per year.
Communal agents can benefit from a subscription for 60€ per year.
More information over both parkings here
Over to you
Thank you for reading this article. Hopefully, these tips will help you save time and money when it comes to parking your car in Namur.
Do you know any other parking tips we forgot to mention? Please let us know in the comment section below.
*Blue zone = free parking by putting your parking disc on, maximum 3h parking, from 9 a.m until 5 p.m from monday to Saturday.