When you think about Amsterdam, you think about the Hash Cafes, the canals, the bikes...and the Red Light District. Well, that's what I thought when I visited 2 years ago. What I didn't think about then, was how ECO it potentially was, because ECO wasn't something I was looking for, or even considered.
I've since found out that Amsterdam is ACTUALLY very Eco. There are more bicycles in Amsterdam than there is people. There's 881,000 bikes for the 35,000km of bike lanes. Most residents travel by bicycle because it's the fastest way to get around.
There's also a large number of boats because there are over 100km of canals and more than 1500 bridges. There's also the LOW CARBON metro link trains that shuttle you between the city and the airport.
Already one of the greenest cities and most committed to tackling the climate situation, Amsterdam aims to be the first European city to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
If it achieves its aims, Amsterdam will be one of the greenest capitals in the world.
Even the Airport is ECO. Managed by Dutch group Schiphol, Amsterdam airport is a leader in this regard. Responsible energy consumption means efficient use, energy-saving wherever possible and using the cleanest possible electricity. Present in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Lelystad, the group has an agreement with an electricity supplier so its airports run solely on renewable energy generated in Holland. The aim for 2020 is to use energy generated by the country’s new wind farms.
That being said....what we really want to know is, is there anywhere in Amsterdam where we can stay, that is completely eco?? And the answer to that is ABSOLUTELY!!
The CONSCIOUS HOTEL GROUP owns 4 Hotels in Amsterdam that are completely unique from each other and yet have all the same charm and eco-syncrinicity as each other. They call it ECO-SEXY.