A sustainable holiday in the Netherlands

Together we can keep the Netherlands healthy

Our planet is vulnerable. That’s why we ask everyone visiting our beautiful country to enjoy all our beautiful nature, but also to help us ensure that it’s preserved for future generations. We’ve put together some top tips for a sustainable, green holiday in the Netherlands. Keep your stay as carbon-neutral as possible and have a great time in the Netherlands.

Sleeping in nature

Outdoor winter escapade in Drenthe, camping location starry in the woods
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Extraordinary places to stay

Find special and sustainable accommodation in the Netherlands, from eco-hotels to glamping.

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Innovations for a healthy planet

Windmills turbines generating electricity, green energy the Netherlands
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Wind, sun and water give new energy

Green, renewable energy is the future. Find out what makes the Netherlands a pioneer in wind and solar energy and how you can experience that for yourself.

Green greens in a bowl with fork. Vegan vegetarian healty food .
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Deliciously sustainable Dutch food

Dine sustainably and enjoy locally sourced, seasonal food. How Dutch kitchens are going green.

Electric car charging in the street of Amsterdam
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The Netherlands is EV-friendly

The Netherlands is extremely EV-friendly and makes it easy to explore the country by electric car.

Travel the Netherlands by train

Slow travel as the ultimate travel experience

Woman walking out of Cabiner
Two people cycling on electric bikes in the forest
Girl swimming in a lake
The word Slow written in front of Cabiner
Woman standing in the dunes
Blade of grass
Woman enjoying the fresh air in the dunes
Axe and bag with text 'Let's go off-grid' at Cabiner

You make the difference

Our cities are getting greener every day

Boating in Almere surrounded by architectural gems
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Almere: The youngest city in the Netherlands

The newest city in the Netherlands might just surprise you with all it has to offer. ‘Ally’ is an open-air museum of modern architecture.

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Eindhoven: Design capital of the Netherlands

Eindhoven is Europe’s design capital and one of the most beautiful hidden gems of the Netherlands. Discover it for yourself.

Strollers on the Plein with The Hague skyline in the background
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The Hague: Green city by the sea

Many associate The Hague with the International Court of Justice. But did you know that it’s home to historical monuments, beaches, fabulous museums and a vibrant shopping centre?

It's a great way to experience the sustainable side of the Netherlands

Dutch Design Week Van Abbemuseum October 2022
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Dutch Design – Innovating for a better world

Want to know more about that curious phenomenon of Dutch Design? We can tell you everything you need to know and all the best places to go for the best Dutch Design experiences during your visit to the Netherlands.

City of Rotterdam surrounded by greenery
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Greener Cities – The green cities of tomorrow

Join us as we travel to the cities of tomorrow and discover how the Netherlands keeps innovating to make its cities greener, more sustainable, and more livable.

Young woman bicycle on a wind blown dike in Holland, wind turbines in the background
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Cycling Lifestyle – How the Dutch spend their lives on bikes

Everyone cycles in the Netherlands – everywhere and all the time. Read our special cycling stories, meet cycling pioneers, and hop on a bike yourself to experience the Netherlands like a local.

  • Green rainboots at edge of the sea
  • Grils enjoying camping in Flotten
  • Seagull on pole at the beach in Schiermonnikoog