Information about accessibility on and around King's Day in the area of the route can be found here on the website.
Our advice is to use public transport. NS and RET are deploying extra trains and metros. The NS also stops at Blaak station. Some bus and tram lines are diverted due to King's Day. Visit the RET website for more information.
Or come by bike! See the page Fietsparkeren on Rotterdam.nl where you can safely park your bicycle.
Are you coming by car from outside Rotterdam? Then you can park it at one of the P+R locations on the outskirts of the city and continue your journey by public transport. You can only park for free at a number of P+R areas if you continue your journey by public transport with an OV chip card or a RET day ticket with chip (purchased from the machine or from the driver). You can read which these are and how they work on the page P+R areas | Rotterdam.nl.
Measures for shipping and entrepreneurs on and around the Maas
A boat trip on the river is part of of the Royal route. We would like to inform you about the measures that are being taken on and around the water.
Maashaven and Leuvehaven
From Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 27, 2 p.m.
From Thursday, April 27, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m
The Royal walk starts on April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Afrikaanderplein. The family walks to the Maashaven via the Pretorialaan. From there, the group takes the water taxi to the Leuvehaven. From Plein 1940 they walk across the Blaak and through the Markthal to the Binnenrotte where the closing party is.
The Erasmus Bridge will be closed on Thursday 27 April from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. to Thursday, April 27, 4 p.m., the following streets will be closed to traffic:
- Paul Krugerstraat van Schalk Burgerstraat tot Transvaalstraat
- Herman Costerstraat
- Maashaven Noordzijde between Maashavenstraat and Hillelaan
The intersections Brielselaan-Putselaan and Hillelaan-Brede Hilledijk will remain open.
Closed to traffic on Wednesday, April 26 from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM:
- Maashaven East side.
Closed to traffic on Thursday, April 27 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
- Maashaven East side.
Closed to traffic on Thursday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
- The Erasmus Bridge
Please note: Feijenoord is currently undergoing work around the Rose Knoop. More information about this can be found on this project page.
From Wednesday, April 26, 8 a.m. to Thursday, April 27, 4 p.m., you’re not allowed to park here:
- Herman Coster Straat
- Maashaven N.Z. from Astanaplein to Hillelaan
- Maashaven O.Z.
- Paul Krugerstraat from Schalk Burgerstraat to Transvaalstraat
- Bananenstraat (from 25 April 9:00 to 28 April 00:00)
This prohibition also applies if you have a parking permit. Loading and unloading is also not allowed. Cars left standing will be towed away. The costs (€ 165) are for the owner of the car. You can avoid these costs by removing your car on time.
Parking for permit holders
From Tuesday 25 April to Friday 28 April you can park your car in sectors 32, 23, 34 and 30. You can see the sectors on this map. Do you have a disabled parking permit? Then you have already been personally contacted.
Wednesday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m., the following streets will be closed to traffic:
- Verlengde Nieuwstraat (note: this street is closed from 7 a.m.)
- Blaak and all side streets between Churchillplein and Andre van der Louwbrug (Verlengde Willemsbrug)
- Wijnhaven area
- Binnenrotte and sidestreets
- Churchillplein and the Verlengde Willemsbrug intersection will remain open.
Thursday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the street below will be closed to traffic:
On Thursday, April 27 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, the Nieuwe Leuvebrug will be open and is closed for traffic. During this closure, the Wijnhaven area will be difficult to reach.
On Wednesday 26 April from 00:00 until Thursday 27 April until 17:00 a parking ban applies in the following streets:
- 1st Nieuwstraathof
- Verlengde Nieuwstraat
- Wijnhaven from Posthoornstraat to Wolfshoek
- Wolfshoek × Leuvehaven (along quay)
The parking ban also applies to permit holders. Loading and unloading is also not allowed.
Cars that are still in these streets at 7 a.m. on April 26 will be towed away. The costs (€ 165) will be recovered from the owner of the car. You can avoid these costs by removing your car on time.
Parking for permit holders
Permit holders can park their car in all other sectors in the paid parking area in the center of Rotterdam from Tuesday 25 April to Friday 28 April. Holders of a disabled parking permit have been approached personally.
Parking garage Interparking at the Markthal
- Wednesday, April 26, the garage will be completely closed to residents and visitors from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. From 19:00 it is only possible to drive out until Thursday 27 April at 7:00.
- Thursday 27 April the car park will be completely closed from 7:00 to 14:00
Frequently asked questions
In the area around the Royal Route, several streets will be closed to traffic from April 26. These streets are then only accessible on foot.
Click here for a map with measures in the Afrikaanderwijk.
Click here for a map with measures in Blaak/Binnerotte and the surrounding area.
Due to King's Day, the area around the Blaak/Binnenrotte is limited accessible. Several streets are closed to traffic on April 26 and 27 and can only be reached on foot. Click here for a map with measures for Blaak/Binnerotte and the surrounding area.
Due to King's Day, several streets in the Afrikaanderwijk will be closed to traffic on April 26 and 27 and can only be reached on foot. Click here for a map with measures for the Afrikaanderwijk.
Some bus and tram lines are diverted due to King's Day. The subway runs as usual. Visit ret.nl for more information. The NS runs as usual and also stops at Blaak station.