How to Properly Recycle in Amsterdam

Recycling in Amsterdam is super easy once you have all the information aggregated in one place. And I’ll do so for you in this quick and easy-to-use guide. I hope you find it useful because I firmly believe that as consumers, we have the responsibility to learn to recycle wherever we live. After you understand…

Plastic Attack in Amsterdam [2018]

On Earth Day 2018, there was a Plastic Attack in Amsterdam. The attack was located at the Albert Heijn Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. Over 25 people gathered together to grocery shop. The one twist in all of this is that after purchasing all the groceries, we left all the unnecessary packaging behind! Why a Plastic Attack in…

Switching to Green Energy in Amsterdam

There are many options available to find a green energy provider in Amsterdam. Many companies now offer sustainable options so you probably should not be supporting a company with your business if they are not providing green energy or actively developing sustainable energy alternatives . If you’re looking for a new green power (groene stroom)…

A Map to the Best Second-Hand Stores in Amsterdam

Second-hand stores, vintage shops, thrift stores in Amsterdam – whatever you call them, they all have one thing in common: a wide-ranging selection at unbeatable prices. If you care about the planet, care about your bank account, and you’re in the Amsterdam area, you must take a look at all of these options – perfect…

Ultimate Guide to Going Zero Waste in Amsterdam

Last Updated: 21 September 2019 This is your go-to guide for being eco-friendly and living zero waste in Amsterdam. Learn more about the options in the city, including which shops offer bulk bin refills, where you can go plastic-free, how to participate in your community composting, and how you can get rewarded (discounts & free…

Must-Try Dutch Foods

The Netherlands is not typically known as a country to which you travel for the cuisine, but any self-proclaimed “foodie”, at the minimum, needs to give their palate a taste of these must-try Dutch foods. During my first few months here, I told everyone that I thought Dutch “cuisine” was delicious, but I we eventually…