1012 BA AMSTERDAM
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.
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 NL, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Platform Sociale Firma's.
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).