Last year, the city of Amsterdam earned 22 million euros with parking fees and parking fines. "Almost all parking spaces are checked daily. Previously you could sometimes get away by taking a chance, today that's quite different," said a spokeswoman.
According to the municipality, the growth is a result of an increase in the number of visitors, more efficient enforcement, more revenues from parking permits and a new permit policy. In addition, the effective enforcement led to higher revenue in the form of parking fines. But also the number of payments increased by 7.9 percent, because according to the municipal fewer people are willing to take the risk of getting a parking fine.
"Almost all parking spaces are now controlled every day. Previously you could sometimes get away by taking a chance, today that's quite different," said a municipality spokeswoman.
Changes in the parking permit policy have resulted in an increase in the total parking revenues. "Previously, each city district could determine the price of a parking permit. These rates have been more aligned last year. In areas with similar parking pressure, location and use of public space, there is more unity in the tariffs." This means that in some areas the rate for a parking permit has increased. The regular parking fees have not increased last year.Source: parool.nl (in Dutch)