3 ECO ADVENTURES IN THE NETHERLANDS
“Low-lying and fertile”…
That’s The Netherlands for you.
Welcome to the land of tulips and windmills where bikes outnumber people, cycle lanes are solar, and the buses run on wind energy.
Here’s how to explore one of the world’s happiest countries without shafting the planet…
Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh is leading the eco-revolution…
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum was awarded a BREAAM-NL - which is like an Oscar for sustainability.
This is the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s work. Drink in all the post-impressionist goodness safe in the knowledge that these guys aren’t pissing away water and energy.
Want to go the whole eco hog? Get one of the Dam’s electric Tesla taxis here. Very Vincent of you.
De Hoge Veluwe
The ‘Green Heart of The Netherlands’...
De Hoge Veluwe (try saying that after a few Dutch beers) is where red deer and wild boars rub shoulders with Corsican sheep.
Grab one of the free bikes and pedal through thick forest and drift sands, passing see-through lakes and peat bogs.
Tickets aren’t spenny and this place is a non-profit - so all the funds go into conserving the park.
Amsterdam Boat Trip
Whaling in Amsterdam? You’ve lost the actual plot.
Chill, this isn't Seaworld and you won’t spend the day bothering orcas. Amsterdam has a Plastic Whale.
This fishing company has built its boats out of discarded plastic. It takes small groups on cruises along the canals armed with nets to scoop bottles and bags out of the water. Anything you catch will be used to make more boats or swanky office furniture.