AZ Jan Portaels provides multiple parking options for visitors and patients.

Parking P2 / Kiss & Ride / Disabled 

The P2 parking lot across from the main entrance at 65 Gendarmeriestraat is intended for patients who have difficulty walking or are less mobile or parents with a baby. They can be dropped off or picked up close to the entrance . To make sure everyone has a spot, it is best to park here for a short period of time. In addition to its optimal location, this parking lot also has the advantage of offering free parking for up to 30 minutes. 

Free disabled parking spaces are provided right in front of the entrance.

Parking rates for paid parking

 up to 30 minutes  free of charge 
 from 30 to 60 min  € 6
 for every additional hour  € 4
 max rate (more than 6 hrs)  € 18.5
 if you lose your ticket

 € 18.5

Parking lot P1 - Long-term parking

In the visitor parking lot P1 at Gendarmeriestraat 63   (Opposite the police building)

Parking rates for paid parking

 up to 30 minutes free of charge 
 from 30 to 60 min  € 2
 for every additional hour  € 1.5
 max rate (more than 6 hrs)  € 8
 if you lose your ticket  € 18.5

Payment machine:

At both car parks (P1 & P2), take a ticket when entering and pay at the pay machine when leaving in  the main entrance (Gendarmeriestraat). After paying, you have fifteen minutes to leave the parking lot.

Free parking

At car park P5, you can park for free in the spacious Zenneparking.  To do so, follow the P5 Parking Route. The parking lot is located in the Sint-Jozefstraat (the street between the ER and parking P1).

Hospital clients can park for free:

  • Disabled parking spaces are provided in parking P2 right  in front of the main entrance at 65 Gendarmeriestraat. Parking is free if you can present the entrance ticket and the disabled card at the reception.
  • Clergy (Rabbis, Imams, Priests, …) when they visit to provide assistance to the sick.
  • Oncology patients and their companion can park for free at the "paid parking lot P1"  after having their ticket stamped by the Day Clinic Internal Medicine Department.

The GPs and organized patient transport providers with whom AZ Jan Portaels cooperates, can use their parking badges at car parks P1 and P2 


Routes to the hospital:

From Mechelen via E19:

  • Take exit 12 - Vilvoorde
  • At the end of the exit turn right - follow direction Vilvoorde
  • After the railroad bridge: Turn left - follow the direction of Grimbergen
  • At the third roundabout: Turn right - follow the signs for AZ Jan Portaels

From Mechelen via N1:

  • Follow this road until the roundabout at the church - turn right there
  • the next roundabout - turn right again - follow the signs to AZ Jan Portaels

From Grimbergen via N211:

  • After the bridge over the Willebroek Canal, turn left at the first roundabout signposted AZ Jan Portaels