You have many ways to enjoy Amsterdam and its many sights without leaving a big imprint on the environment. With 400 km of bike paths, many sustainable hotels, restaurants and the very organized public transport network – this is the place where responsible tourism is something that comes naturally.
Green Key certificate
Amsterdam boasts over 50 hotels with a Green Key certificate, especially among 4-and 5-star hotels. The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.
Restaurant de Kas
“Picked in the morning, served in the afternoon”. After opening Restaurant De Kas in 2001, became one of the first farm-to-table restaurants in the world, with a strong focus on vegetables as the main ingredient in the dishes served. Working the soil, planting, watering and harvesting: the restaurant do all of this with pleasure.
“Delicious dishes from food waste”. One third of all food production is being wasted. The question remains: what happens to the surplus of food that’s often totally fine, albeit with a flawed appearance? Restaurant Instock believe there should be a market for these products as well.
It is very easy to get around the city with the trams, buses and metro. It is possible to buy GVB-Day Cards including unlimited travel on all trams, buses and metro within Amsterdam City Centre. From Schiphol Airport you can also buy an Amsterdam Travel Ticket: a return train ticket for Schiphol and unlimited travel.
Amsterdam likes to profile itself as a city of the future. During a biking tour with professional architecture guide you can see the zero energy neighbourhoods and new urban concepts such as The Circular City that already exist in Houthavens and Amsterdam Noord.
Join one of our professional guides on a walking tours featuring canals and old parts of Amsterdam. The historical city centre is like an open air museum, with a rich history and many stories to be told. Walking tours can also be made with very interesting sustainable and architectural themes.
Canal Pedal Bikes
Amsterdam is known as bike city and for its beautiful canals. So what better than combining the two? Take a pedal bike and discover beautiful Amsterdam from the canals.
“Stop Talking. Let’s start doing”. From trash to treasure. From the plastic that is collected from the Amsterdam canals they build design boats and office furniture. Plastic fishing with your team, department or company and make a positive contribution to plastic-free waters.
Brewery De Prael
“People & Beer a perfect combination”. The owner had been brewing his own beer for years, while working in the psychiatry. So he put one plus one together. To brew beer and give people at a distance from the labour market the opportunity to work. You can book a tour to the brewery and different tasting.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum became the first to earn this distinction in 2014. The museum has reduced its ecological footprint by minimizing water and energy use, introducing a recycling program, and encouraging the utilization of public transport.
The Stedelijk Museum and the famous Rijksmuseum, also are BREEM-NL certified. Other museums in Amsterdam that also are certified: Amsterdam Museum, The Hermitage, Eye Film Institute, Jewish Historical Museum and Scheepvaartmuseum.
Modern slavery, illegal child labour and extreme poverty seem to be the symptoms of an underlying complex issue: the economic model of the cocoa industry is driven by maximum profit. Tony’s Chocolonely will tell you their story, while you participate on a workshop.
We have much more sustainable activities, fashion, interesting sights to visit. Just ask us!