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 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 mist the eye-catching 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.
Nestled in Amsterdam’s botanical neighbourhood Plantage, Hyatt Regency Hotel Amsterdam gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘going green’. Botany, sustainability and wellbeing are the pillars that guide Hyatt Regency's eco-conscious practices. The venue is BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certified and uses Hyatt EcoTrack to measure sustainability metrics in carbon emissions, energy, water and waste management. Plus, the Meetings and Food Delivery service is single-use plastic free. Plant-forward dining options and more than 597 m2 of flexible and refreshing meeting space make Hyatt Regency an accommodating meeting venue that sees caring for people and the planet as one.
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. Not only is it home to Europe’s largest energy storage system in a commercial building, Johan Cruijff ArenA is committed to a number of sustainability projects that benefit the venue as well as local surroundings and wider society. From smart mobility solutions, solar and wind generated electricity to circular waste management and high-quality recycling, the stadium acts as the perfect testing site for sustainability projects of all scales. Above all, Johan Cruijff ArenA offers impact with customizable event spaces and a strong commitment to smart innovations and sustainable development goals to improve the environment and the city.
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.
How to contribute to a more sustainable use of the earth is top-of-mind at Hotel Casa. Using the BREEAM certification guidelines to set ambitions for sustainable operations, Hotel Casa’s main environmental focuses include transport, management, water, energy and waste. A partnership with Hotels for Trees, heat and cold storage systems and leasable hybrid and electric vehicles make up some of the key applications of environmentally-conscious practices. Originally founded to combat a student housing shortage in the 1950s, Hotel Casa also continues to be a home for both students and locals, and guests, with 14 bright meeting rooms fit for small or large groups gathering in Amsterdam.
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.