Sustainability

The Nether­lands are inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned for their approach to sus­tain­able urban liv­ing. Sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Hol­land is not so much focussed on tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tions, but rather on low-cost, high-impact strate­gies. Major points of atten­tion in urban plan­ning are social infra­struc­ture, den­si­fi­ca­tion, bike traf­fic and pub­lic transport.

 

Sus­tain­able archi­tec­ture is an impor­tant aspect of the coun­try’s efforts to become more envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly and reduce its car­bon foot­print. The Dutch gov­ern­ment has set ambi­tious goals for reduc­ing green­house gas emis­sions, and archi­tec­ture plays a cru­cial role in meet­ing these targets.

 

A char­ac­ter­is­tic of all Dutch projects is the cre­ative mind­set and open­ness for unusu­al, inno­v­a­tive solu­tions. This can be seen in a large vari­ety of project types, from brown­field and har­bour con­ver­sions to bot­tom-up ini­tia­tives, cli­mate-proof neigh­bour­hoods and play­grounds made from recy­cled mate­r­i­al. Anoth­er aspect is the focus on cre­at­ing build­ings that are adapt­able and flex­i­ble, so that they can be eas­i­ly mod­i­fied and repur­posed as needs change.

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Sustainability Tours

Bike Lane in Amsterdam
Ams­ter­dam

Bike Mobility 

Ams­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 15 par­tic­i­pants per guide  by bike  Con­tact us for a quote Ams­ter­dam is undis­put­ed­ly the Euro­pean bike capital.

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Harbours in Transformation: studio of artists' collective Atelier van Lieshout in Rotterdam
Rot­ter­dam

Makers District 

Rot­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 25 par­tic­i­pants per guide  on foot, by bike or bus  Con­tact us for a quote The har­bour of

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Waterlandse Dyke: water management project at lake IJsselmeer
Ams­ter­dam

Water Management in North Holland 

Ams­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 25 par­tic­i­pants per guide  by bus  Con­tact us for a quote “God cre­at­ed the world, but the Dutch

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CIRCL pavillion Zuidas
Ams­ter­dam

Climate Resilient Amsterdam 

Ams­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 25 par­tic­i­pants per guide  Pub­lic trans­port  Con­tact us for a quote Resilience is a big issue in

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Ams­ter­dam

Zuidas Business District 

Ams­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 25 par­tic­i­pants per guide  Walk­ing  Con­tact us for a quote Zuidas is a busi­ness dis­trict in the

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Eastern Docklands: Self-build waterfront housing in Scheepstimmermanstraat
Ams­ter­dam

Eastern Docklands & Funenpark 

Ams­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 25 par­tic­i­pants per guide  on foot, by bike  Con­tact us for a quote Amsterdam’s East­ern Har­bour Dis­trict consists

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buiksloterham
Ams­ter­dam

Living Lab Buiksloterham 

Ams­ter­dam  Dura­tion: 3–4 hours  Date and time to be defined  max. 15 par­tic­i­pants per guide  by bike  Con­tact us for a quote Ams­ter­dam likes to pro­file itself as a

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