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Sustainable venues

Organising an event in Amsterdam means benefiting from a rich assortment of venues that apply a range of sustainability practices to drive positive change in the city and the environment. Whether you’re looking for an intimate meeting space or game-changing venues for larger groups, we have you covered with a selection of venues that put innovative solutions and environmentally-conscious actions at the fore.

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam

Smart applications and innovative energy-saving measures make Hotel Jakarta one of the most sustainable hotels and meeting spaces in the Netherlands. BREEAM 'Excellent' certified Hotel Jakarta is among the first energy-neutral hotels in the country, employing environmentally friendly solutions at every turn. Heat and cold storage systems regulate inside air temperatures, solar energy heats hotel shower water, and rainwater is collected to water their subtropical indoor garden. With modular meeting space up to 245 m2 and 200 luxury hotel rooms, Hotel Jakarta is a lively hub in the city that combines sustainable design choices with considered eco-friendly practices.

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam | Javakade 766

Beurs van Berlage

Beurs van Berlage
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Amsterdam's Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage stands as a testament to timeless grandeur and modern sustainability. Housed within a UNESCO-listed national monument since 1903, it's a central hub where history meets innovation. The first Dutch conference centre to receive the Green Globe Certificate, Beurs van Berlage exemplifies a commitment to responsible business operations from embracing local suppliers, vegan catering menus to preserving historical architecture.

Beurs van Berlage | Damrak 243

Johan Cruijff ArenA

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Proven sustainability actions and innovative technology come together at Johan Cruijff ArenA making it one of the most sustainable stadiums in the world. Home to Europe’s largest energy storage system, Johan Cruijff ArenA acts as a testing site for sustainability projects of all scales, offering smart mobility solutions, solar and wind generated electricity, circular waste management and high-quality recycling to elevate your event's impact. The venue recently launched the Global Sustainable Venue Benchmark (GSVB), to further commit to an ambition of becoming net positive by 2030. 

Johan Cruijff ArenA | Johan Cruijff Boulevard 1

EXPO Greater Amsterdam

EXPO Greater Amsterdam conference centre
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EXPO Greater Amsterdam pioneers eco-friendly practices without compromising on scale. Their 26,000m² roof is covered with integrated semi-transparent solar panels, powering the venue and contributing green electricity to the neighbourhood. Originally a greenhouse, the venue maximises natural daylight, reducing the need for artificial heating and lighting. The venue's eco-conscious approach extends to water conservation, waste management, while local catering reduces transport emissions and support the community. Located with easy bus access, EXPO Greater Amsterdam exemplifies sustainability without sacrifice, inviting you to host your next impactful event with a greener touch. 

EXPO Greater Amsterdam | Stelling 1 


SugarCity event space
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The SugarFactory is a venue where industrial heritage meets sustainability. Once operating as a sugar production facility from 1863 to 1992, the facility found new life as a unique event venue in 2002. The former factory was redeveloped by the Cobraspen Group, who repurposed the original building materials while preserving its industrial character for future generations to enjoy. Further measures included installation of LED lighting throughout the building to reduce energy consumption. The venue has also partnered with Green Events Nederland to ensure that events are as environmentally friendly as possible. The SugarFactory is a unique venue that honours its history while embracing a sustainable future.

SugarFactory | Kristalpromenade 7

RAI Amsterdam

Benthem Crouwel architekten, Amsterdam ,NL 2009; Elicium, RAI

As the city's largest venue, RAI Amsterdam is among the foremost leaders in adopting sustainability measures. Proudly offering 'Sustainability as a Service,' the RAI uses energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and has implemented a comprehensive recycling program. Their adaptations include a complete LED transition, using zero-emission vehicles, solar panels, water conservation measures and biodiversity efforts via bat and swift nest boxes. The RAI has set ambitious climate targets, such as a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030 and complete neutrality by 2050. RAI actively reduces waste across its supply chain, particularly striving for sustainability in catering. Sustainability for the RAI also includes community initiatives such as healthcare, education, inclusivity, sports and job creation within Amsterdam.

RAI Amsterdam | Europaplein 24

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