By car

Make your journey more comfortable by avoiding the neighbourhood of the Sportpaleis. Park at a Park+Ride and continue your journey to the venue by tram or bus. Your combiticket Sportpaleis/Lotto Arena – De Lijn is a valid ticket for public transport! Together the P+R-lots offer parking space for almost 2,000 vehicles.

When travelling by car, take the following into account…

Visitors in a wheelchair can use the reserved areas at Parking Vaart on the right side of the Sportpaleis.

Detailed map parking lots

Road works Oosterweel link

Works have started on Linkeroever (left Scheldt bank) for the construction of the Oosterweel link that will close the R1 ring road around Antwerp. Visitors coming via E17 Ghent-Kortrijk and E34 Knokke should be aware of possible delays. More information

Simultaneous events in the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena

If you want to go to our car parks around Sportpaleis and Lotto Arena (5 euros per place), you can use different car parks. In case of simultaneous activities at the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena, there are different routes depending on where you come from.

From the North

E19 Breda; A12 Bergen-op-Zoom/Rotterdam; Brasschaat

Parking Carrette: 250 parking spots (behind the Heylen Vastgoed Basket Campus, Carrettestraat Merksem; operated by Sportpaleis) 

Driving southbound on the R1 ring road around Antwerp, take exit 1 – Merksem/Centrum at the Groenendaallaan junction. Turn left on Groenendaallaan and drive underneath the R1 towards the Minister Delbekelaan. At the end of the Minister Delbekelaan do not drive towards the Burgemeester Gabriël Theunis Bridge but turn right towards the Heylen Vastgoed Basket Campus. Follow the Van Veerlehofstraat with the Heylen Vastgoed Basket Campus at your right-hand side to Carrettestraat. Parking Carrette is situated behind the Heylen Vastgoed Basket Campus.

From the South or the West

E19 Mechelen/Brussels; A12 Brussels; E17 Ghent/Kortrijk; E34 Bruges

Parking Slachthuis: 1,500 parking spots (operated by Slachthuis)

Parking Spoor Oost: Click here for more info

From the East

E313 Hasselt/Liege; E34 Turnhout/Eindhoven

Parking Slachthuis: 1,500 parking spots (operated by Slachthuis)
Parking Spoor Oost: 1,600 parking spots (Noordersingel; not always available, check the information on the page of the event)

Driving southbound on the R1 ring road around Antwerp, take exit 3 – Borgerhout. Turn left (Luitenant Lippenslaan) and then right (Noordersingel). Continue straight-ahead until you see Parking Spoor Oost furtheron at your left. Or continue and find Parking Slachthuis at your left after crossing the intersection.

When only 1 venue is open

Only Lotto Arena is open = Parking Carrette (for visitors coming from the North) and Parking Slachthuis (for visitors coming from other directions).

Only Sportpaleis is open = available parking areas are mentioned on the page of the event.

Some days before the start of an event, the available parking spaces are announced on the event page.

Low Emission Zone

Since 1 February 2017, the entire city centre of Antwerp, part of Linkeroever (the Left Bank) and a large part of the Singel and the Noorderlaan from Kinepolis are part of the Low Emission Zone where the most polluting vehicles no longer have access. The Slachthuis and Park Spoor Oost car parks are also located in this zone, which is indicated by its own signposting. Please note the strengthened rules from 1 January 2020. Always check whether your vehicle has access or not.

Low Emission Zone

Parking Spoor Oost

The paved area of former railway yard Spoor Oost, a 10-hectare terrain along the Noordersingel in Borgerhout, is often used as a car park when events are taking place both in the Sportpaleis as in the Lotto Arena. Both venues are located close by. Payments for your parking session can be made on vending machines or by application and SMS by introducing your license plate. You pay 5 euros per parking session. The car park opens 3 hours before the start of the show and parking is possible until 2 hours after the event.

The car park is equipped with ANPR cameras. They register your license plate when you enter and exit. That’s why there are no barriers in this car park. Your license plate is only registered in the system if you leave without paying. In this case, you will have to pay a parking fee of 39 euros.

Please note that Parking Spoor Oost is located in the Low Emission Zone. (see info above)

Info Parking Spoor Oost – in Dutch

Blue zone in the vicinity

Please note that the neighbourhood of the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena is marked as a blue zone with time-restricted parking during events! The parking spots located in the nearby residential areas are primarily reserved for the residents. Visitors may park there but have to set and put their parking disc on display behind the front windshield. They may park there for limited time. Please note that use of a parking disc is mandatory, except for residents, from Monday till Friday included from 6 p.m. till midnight and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. till midnight. Parking tickets are issued by “parkeerbeheer zone Sportpaleis” (not operated by the Sportpaleis).

Event rates at Interparking

Park at one of the Intercity parking lots at Roosevelt, De Keyser, Hopland or Horta and continue your journey by using public transport to the Sportpaleis (complimentary use of trams and busses with your entrance ticket). By validating your parking tickets at the pedestal near the front desk, you’ll only pay 4 euros for 6 hours of parking.