Average cost of hospital parking increases, Utrecht most expensive

Amsterdam’s AMC has bucked the trend by cutting parking charges.

The cost of parking at hospitals has gone up in the past two years, according to research by discount website kortingscode.nl.

Fifteen institutions have increased their charges since the survey was last carried out in 2017. The most expensive place to visit sick friends and relatives is the OLVG-Oost in Amsterdam, where visitors pay €4 per hour.

Utrecht was the most expensive province with an average fee of €2.05, while Noord-Holland also exceeded the €2 mark. Zeeland was the cheapest province for hospital parking at €0.67.

Not all hospitals followed the trend: the AMC in Amsterdam, previously one of the most expensive places to park, has cut its charge from €3 per hour to €0.80 per half-hour or €10 for a day pass.

The newly opened Ommelander hospital in Scheemda, Groningen, does not charge visitors, bringing the number of hospitals with free parking up to eight of the 90 surveyed.

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