In Brussels, just like in any other larger city, an empty parking spot is hard to find in the city centre. And parking security is a thing to mind. Read further to know the situation.
Brussels street parking prices
There is no free street parking in Brussels city centre during the day. This changes during the night (18:00-08:00), when the parking is free, however empty parking spots are just as hard to find.
Monday to Saturday from 09:00-18:00: €1.50/hour
Sunday: parking in Brussels is free
In busy shopping areas the maximum stay is limited to 2 hours.
Brussels parking security and P+R
Although it might be tempting to leave your car on the outskirts of the city for free and continue your trip to city centre via public transport, consider it thoroughly. It is uncomfortably common that the window is smashed and car searched for anything of value. Your car will be of interest because of the foreign number plates. Because you are probably bringing more stuff and possibly leaving some of them in the car.
The same applies for Brussels P+R. These are pretty much just large parking lots and are not guarded. They don't even have a fence and are in the open next to parks, shops and pubs.
Safe Brussels parking
The best option when visiting any large city by car is to think about parking ahead. The well known MobyPark parking reservation service is of great help here and we do recommend using it. To see a list of Brussels parking lots and make a reservation visit their website by clicking on the link above. Don't forget to fill out your date and time for a precise price.