3 x new Sustainable Hotels in Amsterdam you want to check out

Sustainability is becoming more and more important and you can also see this shift in the travel industry. Right now, we are anticipating the opening of 3 sustainable hotels in Amsterdam. Let us introduce..

QO
Amstel Kwartier

The QO Amsterdam reaches 22 floors and is partly build with the old concrete from the Shell tower, now known as the ADAM Tower. The hotel will have 288 rooms with stunning views over the city. QO wants to show people that sustainability and luxury can go hand in hand. The outside of the building is extremely innovative and very special to say the least. It’s provided with revolutionary climate control through the innovative moving panels is making savings on heating, cooling and ventilation possible. The moving panels on the outside of the windows respond to time and climate. I had a look at one of the finished hotel rooms and it looked amazing and super cozy, with warm colors, designed by Conran & Partners from London. The interior of the open spaces and restaurants are designed by award winning agency TANK. Also keep an eye out for the highly anticipated restaurant Persijn which is opening within the next month! The opening was due in December but like most building sights, it’s postponed until early spring. To read more about QO, go to this article.

QO, sustainable hotels in Amsterdam
One of the suites at QO

QO Amsterdam
QO from the outside

There will be an indoor garden with plants and trees from Asia

Jakarta Hotel Amsterdam
Java Eiland

Located on Java Eiland in Amsterdam, this hotel is set to be the most sustainable hotel in the Netherlands. The name comes from the location, where ships used to leave for Jakarta, Indonesia. Hotel Jakarta offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. All the materials used to build, are recyclable and even the staff will wear sustainably made company clothing, designed by fashion label By Rockland | HACKED by. There are panoramic views over the Amsterdam IJ and most rooms have a balcony. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at Café Jakarta and you will be able to get your drinks at Malabar. Besides this, there will be a wellness and swimming pool! In collaboration with Amsterdam’s Hortus Botanicus, there will be an indoor garden with plants and trees from Asia. www.hoteljakarta.amsterdam

Hotel Jakarta, sustainable hotels in Amsterdam
Relaxing in the spa

Boot&Co
Houthavens

Another hotel that is being build right now is Boot&Co. The hotel is expected to be finished in 2019 and we can’t wait! Boot&Co is designed for the traveler that wants to feel at home, and perhaps would like to extent his days. Instead of the usual hotel room, this place will be equipped with 84 hotel apartments to give you the feeling of being at home. So what makes it sustainable? First of all, the hotel will be located in a fully climate neutral neighbourhood. Secondly, they will try to save and re-use water, isolation will be of the highest standard and Boot&Co will get it’s heating from factories around the area. They will of course work with PV panels and you can even charge your electrical car in the car park. 

With a EPC of 0,041 and a BREEAM ambition for Excellent, Boot&Co will be extremely sustainable


Boot&Co, sustainable hotels in Amsterdam
The building will have the look of a school (source)

We’re happy that these 3 hotels are setting the bar for the “green” travel industry. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

Love,

Wander-Lust

These are the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam

Travelers are becoming more aware about the way they travel. People nowadays want to know where their food comes from, where their clothes are made and contribute in helping the planet. The travel industry is playing into this and I’m happy to see more and more of this. Amsterdam is extremely innovative when it comes to going greener and there are a few hotels that stand out. These are the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam:

Conscious Hotel
Conscious hotels has been around for a few years and was one of the first hotels to set the bar when it comes to sustainability. The founders of Conscious felt it was time to change something when they had their first child. The future wasn’t looking so great for mother nature so they decided to do something. With 2 hotels and a third one on the way set for 2017 (westergasterrein), this Green Key Gold certified hotel is going to extreme lengths in order to help the planet. How? They use led lights, no cash policy, the tables in your room are made from recycled coffee cup holders and the energy they use to power the hotel comes from renewable sources. Everything has pretty much been designed to be kind to the planet. Saying this, it’s also got a hip, contemporary feel to it. Book you room here and find out.
Vondelpark: Overtoom 519
Museumdistrict: De Lairessestraat 7
www.conscioushotels.com

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The green entrance of Conscious Vondelpark

Element Hotel
Just opened in Amsterdam’s business district, Element has made a brand-wide commitment for all Element Hotels to operate to sustainable and green practices. They do this by using a lot of eco-friendly materials in their hotels and recycling their trash. Every room has a trash can with a divider for paper, plastic and other waste. They use carpet that is made from 100{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} recycled content and low VOS paints on the walls. The wall art is even mounted from a base made of recycled tires.They use the 80/20{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} food rule meaning 80{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} vegetables and 20{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} meat and fish. You can borrow bicycles at the hotel instead of calling an Uber everywhere. This is also a great way to see Amsterdam. The hotel is designed to function a long stay hotel. People who come over for business and need a relaxing bright place, will love it here. Book your stay here!
Arend Janszoon Ernststraat 577
www.elementamsterdamhotel.com

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In your Element

Mercure Hotel
This hotel franchise is huge, well known and they have 4 of them in Amsterdam. (City, Airport, Canal District, Sloterdijk Station). Mercure is part of the Accor Hotel Group. They use a few pillars such as Health, Nature, Reducing Co2 Emissions, Innovation and Local Produce. They recycle pretty much everything; accu’s, paper, towels, glass and food. They teach their staff about innovation and sustainability. Even though they are large, they’ve received a Green Key Award and scored high which makes them a gold member. Check here for all the Green Key hotels.
www.accorhotels.com

Mercure hotel Amsterdam.
Mercure Amsterdam Canal District

Hotel Amstelkwartier
Not open yet but this hotel is set to be the most sustainable hotel in Amsterdam and Europe! They are expecting the first guest this summer. They describe themselves as “the Tesla of the hotel industry”. The hotel will be situated in Amsterdam East and will have 300 rooms. They are concentrating on using bio waste to use this as soil for the plants where they will grow their own vegetables. They are also experimenting with vertical farming which means they will use layers of gardens on top of each other for optimal use of space. Food will be homemade and they use the hotel’s own ingredients and from local produce. Wander-Lust can’t wait for this hotel to open! www.wolterendros.nl

Sustainable hotel in Amsterdam
Coming soon..one of the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam.

Let’s travel green shall we?

Love,

Elke