Amsterdam has a forward-thinking business community and an acumen for social entrepreneurship. This means that it's packed full of stores, bars, fashion and restaurants that are high quality, socially conscious and that make a positive impact on society. The following conscious-shopping bike route – a joint effort of Amsterdam Impact, Social Enterprise NL, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Platform Sociale Firma's – gives a taste of many of these inspiring businesses.
Not only do the social enterprises on this conscious-shopping route offer unique, high-quality goods at fair prices, but they also make a positive impact on society. And the companies – which include bars, restaurants, design stores and more – are perfect examples of why Amsterdam is at the forefront of social entrepreneurism and the move toward a circular economy.