Parking spot owners asked to pay for a permit

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Amsterdam is the world’s most expensive city to park in, with a daily rate of 52 euro, followed by London at just 41 euro a day. True, this only applies to people parking on the street, as car owners in Amsterdam can get a relatively inexpensive parking permit for about 1 euro a day for the neighbourhood they live.

Sounds reasonable so far, but imagine forking out 100,000 euro to buy an indoor parking spot in the garage of your flat building and then having insane municipal bureaucrats ask you to cough up another 243 euro to get a permit to park in ‘your’ spot.

Luckily someone complained, and the Ombudsman of the city of Amsterdam stepped in and fixed this major cockup. The 15 flat owners were all sent a letter asking them to pay for a permit, but that shouldn’t have happened.

For anyone who thought Smart cars were silly, at least they can find a place to park, another major issue in Amsterdam.

Before the bike mafia starts in on the comments (we totally approve of biking and public transport, don’t get me wrong), allow me to remind you of all the foreigners and out of town visitors and workers who logically come here by car, the handicapped and the likes.

(Link: telegraaf)

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