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Conscious shopping

When it comes to shopping in Amsterdam, sustainability and social consciousness are just as important as style. This cycle route is designed to guide you around some of the best stores that impact society in a positive way. Hop on your bike and shop for eco-friendly design, locally-brewed craft beer and fair fashion. And you’ll find a mouth-watering assortment of organic and vegan lunch options for when you’ve shopped up an appetite. 

A shopping trip with social benefits

Although they sell beautiful and highly desirable goodies, these stores operate as social enterprises. This means that earning a profit is not the main goal, and the entrepreneurs instead turn their attention to adding social value. Innovative social enterprises are a growing phenomenon around the world, and Amsterdam is leading the way. This conscious shopping route is an initiative of Amsterdam Impact in collaboration with Social Enterprise NLImpact Hub Amsterdam and Platform Sociale Firma's. 

How to get there

The route runs from Central Station towards the West and around to De Pijp. The stores are best explored by bike, but you can also walk if you have time, or take public transport for part of the way (take tram 12 from the Bilderdijkstraat to Studio Jux on Ceintuurbaan). 

 

Stores to inspire you

Rambler

Zeedijk 54
1012 BA AMSTERDAM
A fashion studio, store and social venture that welcomes streetwise teens in Amsterdam and Berlin, and helps them learn to design,...

Nukuhiva

Haarlemmerstraat 36
1013 ES AMSTERDAM
At Nukuhiva in the Haarlemmerstraat they sell honest Fair Trade fashion. If you think that sounds dull and uninteresting you would...

Iambe

Bilderdijkstraat 143
1053 KN AMSTERDAM
An organic bakery in the heart of Amsterdam, Iambe produces delicious baked goods with love and care, employing locals with intell...

Recycle

Hallenpassage 27
1053 RT AMSTERDAM
Not your typical bike shop, Recycle is a workshop in Amsterdam where people who have experienced mental health issues can get invo...

Studio JUX

Ceintuurbaan 252
1072 GH AMSTERDAM
The word ‘JUX’ means ‘fun’ or ‘having a laugh’ in German. Not without a reason, the founders of Studio Jux believe fashion should...

Ctaste - Dining in the dark

Amsteldijk 55
1074 HX AMSTERDAM
This concept restaurant in Amsterdam challenges guests to use alltheir senses when they dine in the dark! As such, a blind date ta...