Get inspired by a wide range of sustainable projects and people. We walk or cycle by a variety of locations. Think of sustainable architecture, local and organic food, fair trade and sustainable shops, examples of ‘green’ businesses, and more. We tailor the tour to befit your specific interests.
* tour price based on 2 hours including VAT, excluding entrance fees. For more hours the price will be adjusted accordingly.
- Visit a variety of sustainable hubs, shops, buildings and projects
- Cycle through several parts of Amsterdam
- Tastings at various locations
- Prolong and/or customize to your wishes
What our guests say about this tour
Eva showed us a mix of older and newer sustainable initiatives throughout Amsterdam. The professional background of our group is in sustainable (re)development of neighborhoods throughout Europe and the tour was tailored for that. She was passionate about the topics of the tour and also in general about this beautiful city and more general history. We definitely recommend Amsterdam Odyssey tours!
"knowledgeable and prepared"
Eva and Hanneke put together a customised Sustainability tour of Amsterdam East for our office’s postponed Earth Day.
Eva lead our tour and was very knowledgeable and prepared – she showed us some amazing parts of the city we didn’t even know existed despite living here! I would recommend them, as many colleagues gave me compliments later for making the booking!
Keira, Great-Britain / Amsterdam
Get inspired by the innovators of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is considered to be one of the most sustainable cities of Europe. Firstly there is our main means of transport: the bicycle. And with the development of electric cars and boats, emission-free traffic keeps increasing. Whether we walk or cycle during your tour, we will take nice routes, away from the main roads where possible. You can find innovative, sustainable spots and stories in all parts of the city.
In the north, west and east of Amsterdam, former industrial areas have turned into creative, sustainable hubs. At these locations, you can find a mix of food, art and businesses with ‘good stories’.
Since a few years, sustainability plays a big role in all (re)construction projects. It’s very common to reuse construction materials. Other aspects of city development projects, among others: use of sustainable materials, energy saving, renewable energy and sustainable water management.
Around the city you find several sustainable hubs. They are often on former industrial terrain or in former office – or school buildings. Creativity, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand at these inspirational spots.
At some locations, you can do sustainable souvenir shopping as well. Often you can find something to eat or drink here too – of course home made with organic, local produce and a lot of love.
Inspirational places and people
Where exactly are we going on this tour? That depends on your specific situation and interests. We can have a closer look at one or more examples of sustainable architecture. And, once the construction is done, we also like to live a sustainable life. ‘To use’ instead of ‘to own’: get inspired by several examples of circular economy.
Interested in ‘fair fashion’? We could drop by one or several stores that suit your interest.
Love to add a break with delicious pie or other sweets? Yes, so do we! Initiatives are countless in Amsterdam – so the options for this tour as well.
I have particular interests in one or more sustainability related topics. Can this tour be customized?
Yes. We always customize each tour to befit your wishes and interests. Please contact us and we will be happy to come up with a tailor made solution for you.
Is the tour suitable for young children?
No, this tour is not suitable for young children.
Is this tour suitable for people with reduced mobility?
The nicest option for this tour is by bike – so you’ll have to be able to cycle in traffic for that. We can customize and cover a smaller area only by foot.
Can this tour be done by car?
Amsterdam is a compact city in which it’s easier to go around by bike than by car. Are you not able to cycle and interested in a sustainability tour? Please contact us. We might be able to put together a programme visiting a few locations by electric car.
Can this tour be done by foot?
By bike (or possibly by car) we can cover different parts of the city. An alternative can be spending more time in one specific area, where we go around by foot. Please contact us to discuss your wishes and possibilities.
The weather is bad, what happens now?
Amsterdam Odyssey tours will take place under any weather conditions, unless a formal warning regarding the weather has been issued by the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI). Dutch weather can be unpredictable. Make sure to pack and dress accordingly!