Conscious Hotel Museum Square is part of one of the most environmentally friendly design hotel chains in Amsterdam. This contemporary hotel is a mere 5-minute walk from Museum Square with the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Conscious Hotel Museum Square has a Green Key Gold certification. Each room is fitted out with a flat-screen TV, a modern bathroom and a work desk made from recycled materials. Conscious Hotel Museum Square uses 20% less energy than other hotels.
Conscious by name and in every other aspect
Conscious Hotels is one of our favourite hotel chains in Amsterdam. Currently operating two hotels (the other one being Conscious Hotel Vondelpark), they have plans to expand to more hotels. Their aspiration to operating an industry leading, energy efficient and eco-friendly hotel, with excellent, professional service definitely gets our seal of approval. Basically, everything you can touch in the hotel is either certified, recycled or cradle to cradle. Chairs are made out of FSC certified wood, the carpet is cradle to cradle and all the food and drinks are 100% organic; even the spirits in the bar are. They use wind energy only, and LED and energy saving lights. Housekeeping cleans using an ‘Ionator’ so that they don’t need to use chemicals.
Facilitating a wonderful stay with good service
The Conscious Hotel Museum Square has a nice, light lounge area, a breakfast room and a small garden terrace. Guests can make use of free Wi-Fi. The Museumplein tram stop is 350 metres away and offers direct connections to Amsterdam Central Railway Station. The hotel offers bicycle rental service and an airport shuttle is available upon request. If you need a taxi, reception will call Taxi Electric first, to offer you a comfortable, eco-friendly drive wherever you want to go.
Conscious Hotel Museum Square breathes sustainability
Almost everything about Conscious Hotel Museum Square is sustainable, as you can read above. They also got a Green Key Gold certificate to prove it. A Green Key Gold certificate, means they apply to 27 mandatory sustainable criteria and at least 29 out of 55 optional criteria. They are an industry leader in sustainability and take it so seriously that everything in the hotel is either certified, recycled or cradle to cradle. Tap water is readily available at the bar throughout the day.
They use wind energy from Pure Energie and have several measures in place to save energy. And their linen is being washed by the most sustainable laundrette in the Netherlands.
To prevent food waste they don’t offer a breakfast buffet and don’t use mono-packaged products. Breakfast is 100% organic menu with various vegetarian options.
Together with foundation Cordaan, they work with people ‘with a distance to the labour market’. They are also setting up the Conscious Foundation. This foundation will sponsor projects addressing clean water supply and disease control in developing countries. With the proceedings of events such as the NO WASTE dinners, they support local projects as urban vegetable gardens and city beekeepers. In the future the Conscious Foundation will also contribute to the education on sustainability.
Conscious Hotel Museum Square
Address: De Lairessestraat 7, 1071 NR Amsterdam
Website: Conscious Hotel Museum Square