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Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam contributes to a sustainable future

Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam contributes to a sustainable future ( LOS ANGELES, California - For years, Green Globe Member, the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center in the Netherlands, has demonstrated outstanding efforts and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility. For Movenpick Hotels&Resorts, sustainability is about meeting current needs, while at the same time preserving and contributing to the future for generations to come.

“Earning our third Green Globe recognition is a wonderful reward of our extra efforts made last year,” said Albert Rouwendal, General Manager at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center and Director of Operations Benelux. “Our goal is to continuously improve our performance, and to try and find the best possible solutions for an eco-friendly and responsible operation. Sustainability should be on the top of the mind of everybody during daily business, and it is our objective to increase awareness among our staff, guests, and stakeholders.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam, and the property only uses 100% sustainable energy. Monthly energy and water consumption is recorded and benchmarked. The hotel zero-impact policy encourages guests to support a carbon-neutral stay.

Social responsibility is a huge topic at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam, and the hotel promotes the philosophy of volunteerism. Immersed with the community, the property works closely with a number of local programs, contributing to a positive environment. Staff members volunteer with “Laat ze maar lachen,” a Dutch foundation that organizes food, clothes, and activities for children, who live a life below poverty line. Regular donations are being made to “Vonk,” a research program to fight special types of pediatric cancer, and developing new medications to cure more patients.

The Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam actively supports the Climate Neutral Group, a social venture that strives towards a 100% climate neutral world. This non-profit organization assists businesses in making the transition to climate neutrality, and develops climate-neutral devices and products for their customers. Hotel guests can choose to donate Euro 1 per stay, helping to fund renewable energy projects in developing countries. Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam sponsors the “The Paradigm Project,” aiming to improve health and incomes in Kenya. By replacing traditional cooking on an open fire with clean and sustainable cook stoves, CO2 emissions are reduced and carbon credits generated.


Movenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 80 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Sanya (Hainan Island, China) and Djerba (Tunisia).

Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts specializes in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.

The hotel company is owned by Movenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit

Contact: Dirje van Laar, Marketing Supervisor, Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands, Phone +31 20 519 1200, Email href=""> ,


Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Green Globe Certification, Phone +1-310-337-3000 , Fax +1-310-626-9982, ,

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