Amsterdam Canal District is a collaboration between hotels, restaurants, museums and shops (entrepreneurs) in the historic canals of Amsterdam. Our goal is to strengthen each other and to promote the positive image of the Amsterdam canals.
We want to preserve both the beauty of the canal belt and ensure the quality of life in the area. We care about the balance between resident, company and visitor.
To achieve our goals, we approach for example relevant international media.
We also endorse the statement by former mayor Eberhard van der Laan: Take good care of the city and each other. In 2012, Van der Laan enthusiastically embraced the idea of establishing the Amsterdam Canal District. On 13 February 2013, he baptized the Amsterdam Canal District by fishing a canal belt map out of the water in a bottle. That is why, in the memory of Eberhard van der Laan, we are happy to join the initiative of the Eberhard cookie. Just like him, the cookie stands for connection between the residents and visitors of Amsterdam and for the love for our beautiful capital. (Order Eberhardjes? click here)
We have also joined the so-called Koplopersgroep Bedrijfsafval, an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam. One of the challenges we face is the collection of waste. Garbage trucks from different companies sometimes drive over our canals several times a day, which places an enormous burden on the quays and buildings. A survey among our members revealed that almost everyone has a different company, a different waste contract and a different frequency of waste collection. A (sustainable) solution is to start using the transport of waste by water. We also want to use the “movement” over water to be delivered to (laundry, wholesale, etc.). The ultimate aim is to re-use the separately collected plastic in, for example, fabric, which can be used to make clothing for staff.