The easiest way to show your solidarity is to ‘buy social’. Every euro you spend on the products of an impact enterprise helps them keep doing what they do best: positive change through business. 

Luckily, Amsterdam-based entrepreneurs are finding creative and collaborative ways to cope with the corona situation. Amsterdam Impact has compiled an overview of the special discounts, gift packages and delivery boxes offered by many of the impact entrepreneurs on its conscious shopping routes.

In Amsterdam Oost 

Instock’s rescued produce is part of Support Your Locals food and borrel boxes alongside Brandt & Levie (sausages), MOMA (dairy), Bakkerij Mama (bread), Lindenhoff (veggies) and more. Your delivery is emission-free thanks to Tring Tring and E-Bakkie.

Het Faire Oosten’s warehouse (think 350 m2 stocked with sustainable products) is open. You can also purchase a gift card or get their package deals online - including a ‘stay healthy’ set of ginger concentrate and honey from Amsterdam.

Thull’s deli is offering lunch and coffee to go, in addition to their fermented goodies. Pick up your meal - think stuffed aubergines and hearty stews - or have it delivered.

Dignita Hoftuin is asking people to purchase gift cards they can use once it reopens

Beter & Leuk is selling gift cards - to be used once the café reopens. Order yours via email or through the #helpdehoreca platform. Home delivery or pickup of your favourite vegan dishes is still possible. 

Dignita Hoftuin is also asking its customers to show some love via the #helpdehoreca platform. Get your gift card and use it once Dignita reopens. 

In Amsterdam Zuid  

Yerba has created YERBAThuis so you can keep indulging in their plant-forward dishes from the comfort of your own home. Keep an eye out for the rotating menus and order by email or phone.

Studio JUX is offering a 20% discount on gift cards and sustainable homewares. Brighten up your living space or refresh your wardrobe with sustainable staples. Your purchase supports the tailors at the brand’s fair factory in Nepal, which is temporarily closed.

Happy Tosti has prepared cheerful gift cards for you to spend on their tasty grilled sandwiches at any of their seven locations across the Netherlands. 

Happy Tosti

WAAR is offering gift packages at a 50% discount. Send natural cosmetic treats or lovely greeting cards to your loved ones for self-care moments and grateful smiles.

Broer & Zus is available for online orders of their sustainable and fair trade children’s clothes and accessories.  

In Amsterdam Zuidoost

Brewery Kleiburg’s abbey brews are part of a special box called Ik Blijf Thuis (I Am Staying Home) alongside Koeckebackers, Gosling Coffee, and Senza Tea. 

De Groene Griffioen, an organic education and cheese farm, welcomes you to their store with safety precautions such as PIN-only payments and one person (or family) at a time allowed inside.

In Amsterdam Nieuw-West

De 7 Deugden brewery has put together a delicious beer package that includes their own unusual, flavour-packed brews, cheese from a local dairy farm and a mix of fresh nuts. Time for  a Zoom borrel!

De Akermolen, a windmill turned teahouse and kitchen staffed by people with learning difficulties, is asking customers to order gift cards via email or through the #helpdehoreca platform.

YerbaThuis food boxes

YERBAThuis helps you indulge in its plant-forward dishes from home.

Rataplan’s second-hand shops packed with pre-loved treasures are open - without coffee corners, unfortunately. Do keep the necessary safety precautions in mind when visiting. 

Hotel Buiten, a café and an urban ’beach’ by the Sloterplas lake, is encouraging its regulars to buy gift cards via their website. 

In Amsterdam Noord

Café de Ceuvel is asking you to invest in future fun by the waterside: purchase a voucher that stays valid until the 31st of December.

De VerbroederIJ, a Noord hotspot that blends a city beach, pavilion with fruit and veg gardens, and a vibrant restaurant is still open for takeaways only.

In Amsterdam Centrum 

Goat Organic Apparel are offering a 20% discount on their entire collection during the corona crisis and sharing heartfelt appeals to spend your euro on sustainable, fairly made products.

Brewery De Prael’s store is open for your craft beer needs, including gift packages and discounted varieties such as the aromatic Mild Ale.

Klabu builds sports clubs in refugee camps. Pitch in by ordering your colourful, high-quality sportswear online. And consider donating to help the UNHCR protect refugees from the coronavirus. 

De Prael

Geitenwollenwinkel is going strong online with a 10% discount on their entire collection of vegan, organic and fairtrade clothes and accessories.

Sukha is ideal for getting an eco-friendly, handmade wool scarf or cardigan to complete your ‘work from home’ or ‘brisk walk around the block’ outfits.

BrandMission’s fair, organic fashion items and gift cards can still be bought online. Need inspiration for your next look? Make use of the free online styling service.

In Amsterdam West

Loenatix are bringing a bit of cheeky fun to your social distancing with t-shirts hand-printed with messages like ‘Stay away from me’. Get yours online.

LENA Fashion Library has temporarily closed its physical location, but is available online. To encourage you to ‘support your locals’, LENA teamed up with fellow entrepreneurs La Nonette and Monsak for several vouchers you can use post-crisis. 

Want even more discounts and delivery options? 

For an overview of ‘corona discounts’ offered by impact enterprises across the Netherlands, see Social Enterprise NL’s ongoing list (in Dutch). 

If you need home delivery, check out this list of Impact Hub Amsterdam members who bring goods to your doorstep.

Social procurement: ‘buy social’ as an organisation 

Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship programme, develops initiatives such as Buy Social events in collaboration with Social Enterprise NL. These events connect impact enterprises to buyers from larger companies and organisations. 

Purchasing from impact enterprises can help you achieve your impact goals in areas ranging from sustainable food to inclusive labour. Although our Buy Social events are currently postponed, you can visit the online Buy Social market.

Does your enterprise need support from the government? 

The government is taking measures to help companies affected by the coronavirus. Read this extensive FAQ compiled by the Dutch government, the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KvK) and the Netherlands enterprise agency (RVO). The FAQ covers financial difficulties, taxes, employees, international businesses, and freelancers (ZZP). 

Are you an entrepreneur based in Amsterdam? The City of Amsterdam is also taking action to support businesses and freelancers in dealing with the consequences of the coronavirus. Go here for these local measures. And check out the municipality’s own FAQ (in Dutch) on the national-level measures.