Climate Capacity Programme
The Climate Capacity Programme is an initiative by the Dutch Bureau for Tourism and Congresses (NBTC) and the Travel Foundation. Leiden&Partners has joined this initiative, which has set as its main goal to ensure that destinations are made sustainable on an individual level. The initiative combines both theoretical knowledge and practical experience to come to a tailor-made solution for each destination. The focus is put on increasing organisational decisiveness and professionalisation in making both leisure and business travel more sustainable.Want to know more about our sustainability efforts? Get in touch!
Leiden is an incredibly accessible city. Most of the city's museums, venues and sights are only a ten minute walk away from the city centre. The city is easily traversed by bicycle, which you can rent from a number of locations.
Venues which are located farther away can easily be accessed by a single bus ride of a few minutes. In the spirit of sustainability, all of Leiden's buses operate on electricity, which means that you can travel without worrying about enlarging your carbon footprint.
Venues in Leiden
A number of Leiden's venues operate on green energy, having a small carbon footprint as a result. This is done in various ways, from producing their own energy by using solar panels, to using as little gas as possible, or choosing a green energy supplier.
The majority of Leiden's venues try to produce and utilise their materials as sustainably as possible. This manifests in multiple ways, including, but not limited to: using recyclable materials, making use of circular suppliers, focusing on digital communication and materials, and reusing materials as much as possible.
Restaurants in Leiden
Both the catering companies and restaurants of Leiden focus on the production of sustainable food. This does not only include cooking with electricity, but also ensuring there is a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options available, so that customers and clients alike can make conscientious choices.
More information about Green Key
The large majority of hotels and restaurants in Leiden have the Green Key Label, an internationally certification which guarantees that they are operating with sustainability in mind. This is often reflected in their use of recycling, sparing use of energy of water, and use of sustainable materials in food and products.