Patrycja Sudzinska- July 11 2020

Sustainable summer in Amsterdam

Pip is wearing the Tencel Slip Dress in Green form Cus, click to shop

Hello beautiful people. Hope you are all doing well and having a nice and easy time planning your summer this year. We understand that because of the situation with corona many of you will be staying in the Netherlands. We are also staying in our beloved Amsterdam. 

One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Summer is of course nice weather, a gentle breeze and warm sunshine on your skin. The days are longer and we have more time. This year we didn’t yet experience many of those warm summer days but we hope too soon. Meanwhile, we thought you might appreciate a few nice places to hide from all that rain and eat something truly delicious, organic and sustainable. We are here to make your summer planning easier and prepared an ethical and sustainable summer guide. We want to share some of our favorite sustainable gems in Amsterdam, from skin care to food & drinks.

Dine-out

Instock
On the same street as our The Collection One store (Czaar Peterstraat) you can also find In stock, a restaurant that collects unsold products that would otherwise be wasted and chefs then make beautiful and delicious dishes out of them. So you can be a food rescuer and come to In stock for a nice meal. 
Visit their website 

Instock via Trip Advisor 

Mr & Mrs Watson
One of Amsterdam’s vegan restaurants offering creative land based cuisine options. They are especially known for their vegan cheeses made of only plant based ingredients. There is also outdoor seating, which makes for lovely summer nights. The covering on the benches indoors is of course also vegan and is made of pineapple leather.  
Visit their website 

Dine- in

Noordermarkt farmers market
Every Saturday at the market you can pick up some seasonal and organic fruits and vegetables. They also have some forgotten vegetables and you can ask the farmers for some recommendations and recipes you can make at home. You can also find some organic skin products there!
Visit their website 

Noordermarkt farmers Market

Little Plant Pantry
A plant based, zero waste whole foods store in Amsterdam. They focus on ethical consumerism offering plant based products, offering importable packaging and bulk options.   
Visit their website 

Cheese, Bread & Wine

Willicroft
Speaking of cheese you definitely need to check out this plant based cheese store. They offer their own and several other vegan cheeses from local brands. In addition they sell a nice selection of vegan wines to pair with the cheeses. And yes, it contributes to solving global warming as dairy farming is largely responsible for this. 
Visit their website 

Levain et le vin
Two passions unite. Levain et le vin is a sourdough bakery and natural wine shop in Jan Pieter Heijestraat. It sells fresh bread right from the oven and delicious organic, natural wine. 
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Levain et le Vin via Patricia Janssen

Coffee time

Toki
One of our favourite coffee spots. It is a place where Scandinavian meets Japanese located in Jordaan. It is the perfect spot to go to before heading out to the Noordermarkt on a Saturday morning. They offer delicious organic coffee and food.  
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Uncommon
A sustainable coffee roasting company offering specialty coffee and fine food. The interior is clean and minimalistic. What is so special about this place is that you can find uncommon coffees from all over the world encouraging curiosity. They also support small communities and support projects for their development.
Visit their website

Toki Amsterdam via Made by Ellen

Wellness and Organic skincare 

C. cosmetics & Care
Offers clean and transparent products to keep your skin clear and healthy this summer. Their products are free from parabens, harmful preservatives, synthetic fragrances and dyes. 
Visit their website 

Marie Stella Maris
Local beauty brand selling sustainable and paraben free skin products. For every product purchased a proportion of proceeds is donated towards clean drinking water projects in developing countries.
Visit their website 

What to do?

Amsterdam really has plenty of things to do and ways to go around. You can bike through the city or pedal through the canals. Go on a canoe tour through the Amsterdam wetlands. Fish for plastic with Plastic whale company that uses plastic waste from the canals to make boats. It’s always a good idea to book your own boat and cruise the canals yourself on a sunny day.

What to Bring?

Mini Eco Tote | Ancán
Mini Eco Tote | Ancán
Mini Eco Tote | Ancán
Mini Eco Tote | Ancán
Mini Eco Tote | Ancán

Mini Eco Tote | Ancán

€24.95

The Mini Eco Tote is the perfect bag to take with you for a relaxing day, exploring sustainable food, drinks and beauty.

This bag is handwoven and made in the Philippines, click to shop .

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