Amsterdam is leading the way in sustainable tourism in Europe. Hotels have been working with iAmsterdam and local communities for years to improve sustainability and develop green initiatives. Many hotels have already implemented simple ideas like reducing water and energy consumption by washing towels less frequently and using low-energy light globes. But being a green hotel in Amsterdam goes considerably further than that.
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Hotels in Amsterdam are looking to becoming Green Globe certified or Green Key awarded. To achieve this goal they must meet the three pillars of sustainability; social, economic and environmental sustainability. The goal is to support the local people and community, provide financial longevity and of course lessen the impact on the environment.
7 Sustainable Hotels in Amsterdam
There is a growing list of sustainable hotels in Amsterdam, the hotels mentioned below have some of the most interesting eco-initiatives, outstanding design and service.
Javakade 766, Zeeburg
Named after the location in Amsterdam where ships left for Jakarta, Hotel Jakarta is one of Amsterdams most prestigious sustainable boutique hotels. Sustainable and ecologically built using natural and sustainable materials with energy and water-reducing technology, the hotel reuses and recycles where possible and even the staff uniforms and constructed with sustainable fabric. The industrial design of the hotel is stunning and the location ideal for visitors to Amsterdam. Read more…
The Dylan Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam City Centre
The Dylan is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the perfect luxurious eco choice for a short stay in Amsterdam. The Dylan Hotel is the best rated of all the eco-friendly hotels in Amsterdam. Read more…
Amstelvlietstraat 4, Oost
The eco-friendly and sustainable QO Amsterdam is a boutique space with a beautiful rooftop greenhouse and a focus on reducing energy and waste in the unique rooms. Read more…
Sir Albert Hotel
Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, Oud Zuid
The Sir Albert Hotel is a beautifully designed boutique hotel in Amsterdam with Green Globe certification. The hotel has many sustainable features and also has the option for guests to donate to the Plastic Whale Foundation, an organisation which works to keep the Netherlands’ waterways plastic-free. Read more…
Conscious Hotel Museum Square
De Lairessestraat 7, Oud Zuid
The Conscious Hotel group has four sustainable hotels in Amsterdam. Each hotel in the group has unique design elements but all using sustainable materials, for example, timber only comes from managed forests. The hotel is 100% electric from solar energy, water-saving systems exist in all rooms and the restaurant uses locally sourced organic and fair trade ingredients. Read more…
The Student Hotel Amsterdam City
Wibautstraat 129, Oost
The Student Hotel is more than just a hotel. Rooms are available for short and long stays but not just for students. They target slow travellers, location independent workers, nomads or anyone interested in a community focused space. Learn more…
Qbic Hotel WTC Amsterdam
Mathijs Vermeulenpad 1, Zuideramstel
More affordable than your typical boutique hotel in Amsterdam, the Qbic Hotel is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a modern eco hotel in central Amsterdam. Electricity for the hotel comes via solar panels, lighting is mostly from energy efficient LED light globes, guests are provided with environmentally friends toiletries, fair-trade coffee and tea is available and there is a paperless check-in and check-out policy. Read more…
With so many sustainable, green hotels in Amsterdam, the future of responsible travel in the Netherlands looks promising.