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.


A char­ac­ter­ist­ic of all Dutch pro­jects is the cre­at­ive mind­set and open­ness to 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.

Here is a selec­tion of our tours related to sus­tain­ab­il­ity:

Eastern Docklands: Self-build waterfront housing in Scheepstimmermanstraat

East­ern Dock­lands & Fun­en­park

Amsterdam’s East­ern Har­bour Dis­trict con­sists of a num­ber of arti­fi­cial pen­in­su­las con­struc­ted around 1900. When the once-flour­ish­ing port lost its func­tion, the decision was made

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Bike Lane in Amsterdam

Bike Mobil­ity

Amsterdam is undis­putedly the European bike cap­it­al. The mod­al split for cyc­ling reaches around 50% in the city as a whole and even 62% in

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