‘Garages’/‘parkeergelegenheden’ (garages/parking facilities) A garage is a covered and lockable room for parking vehicles. The term derives from the French word ‘garer’, which means ‘to store’ or ‘to park’. The word garage was already used by the Dutch in the 19th century. Using a garage for the parking of vehicles originated in coach houses. People like to have a garage close to their house in order to park their vehicles and store other objects, such as tools and garden supplies. A garage box is a lockable parking space which is usually located in a larger parking garage, and which can be bought or rented.