Most Sustainable Hotel in the Netherlands
Green Amsterdam regularly gets asked for green hotel recommendations, so we decided to dive into the Amsterdam sustainable hotel world. First on our list was Hotel Jakarta, declared the most sustainable hotel in The Netherlands. We had to see that for ourselves! This 4-star hotel on Java-Island opened just nine months ago and oozes luxury, in a natural way. In reference to Java, the hotel is inspired by Indonesia, which you find in all kinds of details in the hotel.
Would you like to use more sustainable products? Green Amsterdam’s exploring brands that are friendly for the environment and this time we’re taking a closer look at the brand House of Marley.
Would you like to wear more sustainable clothes? Green Amsterdam’s exploring brands that are friendly for the environment and this time we’re taking a closer look at Swedish brand Fjällräven.
Sustainable House Boats
Want to escape the busy city life and enjoy some vega(n) food? Head over to the circular paradise called De Ceuvel in Amsterdam North! This sustainable project looks like a secluded mini village of house boats where you can find creative workspaces, a cultural centre, a floating hotel and a cafe-restaurant. You can sit on the terrace at the water in seats made of old boats or seclude yourself on a raft. And in summer time you can even take a refreshing dive in the old shipyard!
In the south of the city, close to the Amsterdam World Trade Center and convention centre RAI you can find the peaceful Beatrixpark. This park is mainly used by people around the area and is never really crowded which makes it a perfect place to avoid the heavy traffic and overall packed area surrounding it.
Park Frankendael is Amsterdam’s biggest and most important ecological park, located in the east of the city. It’s a beautiful romantic and spacious park where you can find a lot more peace and quiet than for instance the Vondelpark or Westerpark, which are closer to the centre. Maybe that’s why the few storks in the city chose this park to build their nest.
When you’re in Amsterdam, you probably want to visit a coffeeshop because hey, this is your chance, right? There are a lot of them in the city, and when you’re new here it might be hard to pick one that isn’t too shady, like lots of local shops are, or too crowded and loud, like most tourist coffeeshops in the centre are.