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.
Beurs van Berlage
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.
Johan Cruijff ArenA
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.
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Over the last decade, The Grand has invested in a number of sustainability efforts to create a better future, from improvements to the building to involvement in different social engagement projects. At The Grand, a dedicated Planet 21 programme sets sustainable development objectives for which the hotel Grand holds a platinum label distinction. The venue boasts an upgraded HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system, and actively participates in several local and national social projects focusing on food, waste, poverty and education to give back to the community. The venue offers a range of coveted private rooms in the heart of Amsterdam, suited for meetings, conferences or private dining occasions.
EXPO Greater Amsterdam
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.
The Meervaart Theatre has made significant structural steps towards making the building more sustainable by implementing several energy-saving measures to reduce its carbon footprint. Replacing heating boilers and lighting with energy-efficient variants and installing 300 solar panels has reduced the venue’s CO2 emissions by no less than 20%. Plus, the theatre’s catering industry has made substantial sustainable interventions to reduce waste, minimise plastic use and use local, sustainably-oriented suppliers. The Meervaart’s efforts have awarded the venue with a BREEAM-NL In-use 'Very Good' award and an Energy Label A, marking it a sustainable, and highly versatile, event location in Amsterdam’s vibrant cultural sector.