I have done a fair bit of Europe-trotting in our late BMW (rest in peace, red beauty). While it is fun, most European cities aren’t car friendly and parking is more often a nightmare than not. And not to forget expensive; it can be as  high as 8€ per hour!

Mister found Parkopedia and we used it for the first time a few months ago. This app helps you to find the closest parking to your destination, tells you how much it will cost and whether the space is available. It has a database of over 60 million parking spaces in 75 countries (including car parks, street parking and private driveways).

So, in a nutshell, Parkopedia can help you find, book and pay for your desired parking spot in over 8000 cities. Sweet, right?

This app was most useful to us in cities like Amsterdam and Brugge, where city centres are designed primarily to be explored on foot or on a bicycle. Parkopedia identified the closest available spots to our destination, and we chose the place with lowest per hour rate. It was very handy and saved us a pretty penny more than one.

To find the app, search for Parkopedia in your App Store. It is free to download and use.

Don’t forget about Cherry Cross everytime Parkopedia helps you find parking or saves you money folks!