Amsterdam – Most sustainable travel destinations 2021

Amsterdam – Most sustainable travel destinations 2021

by Frederikke Bøcker
Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam has become the new Miss Popular among European travel destinations. There is more to the Venice of the North than coffee shops, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Red-Light District. The city abounds with cool things that contribute to making the city one of the greenest and most planet-friendly in the world. Read on to find out why Amsterdam is synonymous with sustainability.

Awarded one of the best cities in the world to get around by bike

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Amsterdam is one of the best cities in the world to get around on two wheels. In 2019, the Copenhagenize Design Company rated it second of 150 international cities ranked according to efforts to implement cycling as an efficient means of transport. Amsterdam has about 500 km of bike lanes covering almost every corner and canal in the city. So, you can explore the wonders of the hip city and keep your carbon footprint at a minimum at the same time.

Zero Co2 emission

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Already one of the greenest cities and most committed to tackling climate changes, Amsterdam aims to be the first European city to become Co2-neutral by 2050. It hopes to hit this target via strategies focusing on sustainable mobility and eliminating CO2 emissions from public and private transportation. More specifically, the city plans to replace all busses with zero-emission ones and increase a fleet of electric taxis. Also, the most polluting vehicles will be restricted from accessing certain areas of the city. If it achieves its aims, Amsterdam will be one of the greenest capitals in the world.

Already one of the greenest cities and most committed to tackling climate changes, Amsterdam aims to be the first European city to become Co2-neutral by 2050. It hopes to hit this target via strategies focusing on sustainable mobility and eliminating CO2 emissions from public and private transportation. More specifically, the city plans to replace all busses with zero-emission ones and increase a fleet of electric taxis. Also, the most polluting vehicles will be restricted from accessing certain areas of the city. If it achieves its aims, Amsterdam will be one of the greenest capitals in the world.

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Amsterdam boasts with eco-friendly accommodation

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Most hotels in Amsterdam are working to achieve the best possible sustainable business operations. By now, the city boasts over fifty hotels with a Green Key certificate, especially among 4 and 5- star hotels. These hotels comprise over half of all hotel beds in Amsterdam. Green Key is an international sustainability mark for businesses in the tourism industry. A company will only be awarded a Green Key quality mark if the company is doing significantly more in terms of environmental policy than required by law. In search of an eco-friendly hotel in Amsterdam? Check out EcoHotels.com – A booking site for sustainable hotels that collaborates with Green Key and other credible certification sites.

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