The Parkmobile app is an absolute must have here in Holland – I am so impressed with this great idea! Using the parking meters in the main cities such as The Hague & Rotterdam can be such a hassle as you have to find the nearest machine, estimate the duration required and most importantly, you end up over or underpaying when you incorrectly estimate your time. Well, all of that is solved with Parkmobile!
Here’s how it works: upon arriving at your destination, look for the number of the parking meter on the road that you have parked on. Then, click ‘start a parking action’, which will automatically find the parking meters near your location. Press on the correct number of the parking meter and press start! The app works like a stopwatch, just press stop when you return to your car. Hence, you only pay for your actual parking time, instead of an estimation. At the end of the month, you are sent a bill via email and payment is by direct debit from your bank account. This is so much more convenient than having to estimate how long to park for and running back if you need to extend your car park so that you don’t receive a parking fine.
There is a cost to it but in my opinion, it’s a small price to pay for such convenience. You have 2 choices: you can either choose to pay €0.25 per parking action or if you park more than 8 times a month, then you should choose the other option of paying €2 per month. Parkmobile is such a nifty and convenient app at such a low cost, which has saved me so much time, stress and money. The link is http://www.parkmobile.nl if you want to find out more.
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