Reviews

In 2016 alone, Sustainable Amsterdam hosted over 400 participants from 20 countries on more than 35 study tours and presentations.  We’re proud to have worked with the following organizations:

Governmental & NGO groups:  Älvstranden Utveckling, Gotheburg (SE) | Dutch Embassy in Mexico | European Patent Office | Future Cities Catapult, (UK)| IPWWA Australasia | Norway Ministry of Oil & Resources |  Thai Embassy in the Hague | TINA Vienna

Private Sector & Consultant Groups: Karls Concept (AT)| Mitsubishi (JP) | NU Consulting (NL) | Ramboll Finland and Sweden | SWECO Sweden | WSP Sweden

Academic  & Student Groups: Climate KIC (BE & SP), Ecologic, Berlin | Amsterdam University College | Aalborg University (DK) | Gymnasium Hofwil (CH) | Southern University of Denmark | Texas State University | University of Alabama | University of Amsterdam | University of Reading | University of Seoul

Travel Agencies: CoolTours (AT), HEX Travel (NL)

Here is some feedback we’ve received from our customers:

“Your tour was the most exciting part of our trip! Thanks so much again!” – Esther Blaimschein,  KARLS concept, Vienna

“Thanks for the tour last weekend. It was really nice to see the town from the saddle and experience places we wouldn’t have found on our own.” – Lauri Tähtinen, Ramboll Finland

“Thanks Cornelia for a great Smart City tour yesterday! A lot of fun and we saw some great examples of how and what can be done.” – Chris Champion, IPWEA Australasia, Australia

“We enjoyed the tour and got a lot of inspiration, especially from Het Funen and the creative projects in Amsterdam North!”  – Giny Laroche, Kirchberg Plateau District Luxembourg

“We found the sustainability tour in Amsterdam very educational and learnt a lot about urban problems and solutions both in past, present and future.  The students especially enjoyed the tour around the NDSM wharf and how it has changed from an industrial area to a creative space.  Thank you for a very educational tour in Amsterdam.” – Frank Skov Pedersen, Lecturer in Physical Geography, Hjørring, Denmark

“Much better for understanding green activities in Amsterdam  while riding a bicycle rather than reading boring papers.  The tour was a concentrated half day and well organized.” – Taichiro Sakagami, Research at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

“The Houthaven Tour was extremely informative, interesting, and well-organized. As a student of Urban Planning this tour was a wonderful supplement to my studies and supplied valuable knowledge and first-hand experience that cannot be found in a classroom.” Arik Day, Urban and Regional Planning Student at University of Amsterdam 

“The students mentioned this tour often. You made a big impression on them. Thanks!” – Greg StreibProfessor of Public Management and Policy at School of Policy Studies Georgia State University

“As co-leader of a program including 17 university students from the United States interested in studying sustainability efforts in the Netherlands, I am so thankful to have discovered Sustainable Amsterdam and the expertise of founder Cornelia Dinca! Cornelia, and her assistant, Anna Hajdu, did far more than show our group of 19 the sites of the city. They immersed us in Dutch culture by offering us an inside look at how the Netherlands of today is built on centuries of history, art, and technological innovation.   Cornelia and Anna led us through the city by bike, train, bus, and foot to discover the intricacies of planning for which the Dutch are known. We traveled to fresh food markets, repurposed art communities like Noord, buildings constructed with green roofs and green walls, and innovative neighborhoods where residents are experimenting with new ways of thinking and living sustainably.  Everywhere we went, Cornelia and Anna offered a wealth of information about all things Dutch—politics, food, use of private and public space, and (inter)national identity.” — Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham

You can also read from the perspective of tour participants in these articles and blogs:

In University of Victoria Sustainability Field School ProgramGedogen: The Rise of Squatting Culture in Amsterdam, Netherlands

In B-Metro MagazineFrom Amsterdam to Birmingham

In Meanwhile… The Travel Tales of Darren & Meghan: Amazing Amsterdam & Exploring Amsterdam Noord