With local mobility already taking remarkable strides, Amsterdam now extends its focus to inspire international meeting professionals to champion sustainability by embracing smarter transportation choices. Discover our blueprint for navigating Amsterdam's green mobility options.
Efficient international travel
For shorter international distances, train travel emerges as the greenest choice, slashing carbon emissions up to 70% compared to short-haul flights. Frequent high-speed trains from London, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Frankfurt and Berlin arrive in the heart of Amsterdam Central Station. A convenient and comfortable way to travel, Amsterdam presents an extensive network of international train services operated by Thalys, Eurostar, and ICE (Intercity Express).
For those with no alternative but to fly, Air France-KLM offers CO2ZERO, allowing travellers to compensate CO2 emissions. Working towards more sustainable aviation practices, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol connects travellers to the city with frequent local train service and a fleet of over 200 emission-free buses.
Seamless local transport
Once in Amsterdam, an efficient public transportation system facilitates easy and environmentally friendly travel. A fleet of local trams, metros, buses, and ferries, many of which are powered by green-electricity since 2019, make it easy for event goers to move around the city while curbing carbon emissions. Find out more about ticket options.
A cycling city
Embrace Amsterdam's bicycle culture, an integral part of the city's DNA. Cycling is a lifestyle with approximately 40% of all travelling in the city taking place on two wheels. Pedal your way through scenic streets using the extensive network of bike lanes, with various bike rental options available to elevate your event’s impact. See where to rent bikes in Amsterdam.
Walk the walk
Amsterdam's compact layout makes walking an enjoyable and scenic way to navigate between venues, hotels and the city’s cultural offerings. Stroll along charming streets, marvel at historic architecture, and experience the city's unique ambience on foot.
Even taxi services in Amsterdam are working contribute to the city's sustainability goals. Choose from a fleet of electric or hybrid taxis, ensuring that your short rides around the city align with your commitment to environmental responsibility. See how to arrange your eco-fleet taxi service.