6 tips for a sustainable holiday

26 July 2022

Going on holiday and exploring special places is the best thing there is. But do you know that you can make it even more fun by going sustainable during your trip?

By making more conscious choices, we can enjoy these holidays for much longer. Do you want to know what simple changes you can make to your holiday lifestyle? Read these 6 handy tips and go greener!

1. Cycling is king

If you really want to feel the freedom of a holiday, then of course you should go cycling. There is nothing like the wind blowing through your hair and the sunlight on your face. Every Stayokay hostel rents out bicycles, so there are no excuses. ;-)

We thought it was high time for a list of the most beautiful cycling routes in the Netherlands. Start your cycling holiday from a Stayokay hostel, with your own bike or a rented Stayokay bike.

Take a look at our top cycling routes

2. Take some water with a Dopper

They're super hip and incredibly handy, those colourful refillable water bottles from Dopper. The Doppers last a lifetime, so you'll never have to buy another polluting PET bottle again. Where can you get them? At our reception desk! You can also read about the origin of the Doppers.

3. Holiday in the Netherlands

Even the Lonely Planet says it: The Netherlands is a beautiful country to spend a holiday. In a few days you can dream among the trees, sunbathe by the sea and get lost in the city streets. We are all for Dutch trips. On the road by train or by bike. This is how we can hopefully keep planes on the ground a bit more often. Need some inspiration?

(Re)discover the Netherlands


Excited to try something new? There are plenty delicious vegan restaurants in The Netherlands. We have listed our favourite ones throughout the country here. You could also check out the vegetarian options at the Stayokay dinner. Try a Dutch 'bitterbal' made from oyster mushrooms or a blended burger. Totally hip and so Dutch!

5. Spend the night differently for a change

Nowadays, there are plenty of unique locations where you can stay the night. Our hostels are of course located in special places (from Cube Houses to castles).

But did you know that you can also stay in tiny nature houses, made of recyclable cardboard? You get to wake up in the middle of the Dutch Biesbosch, in the woods near the Veluwe or in the Achterhoek. You'll definitely not forget this experience any time soon!

Check out the Wikkelhouses

6. Sustainable activities

Being sustainable is also a lot of fun! That's why we offer you the best tips for the surrounding area. For example, are you planning to go for a walk on the beach during your holiday on Terschelling? Go and do some environmental beachcombing and clean a part of the North Sea beach during your outing in the fresh sea air. Or go on a walk with the forest ranger in the Biesbosch and learn all the secrets of the flora and fauna.

Did you know we offer fun group activities, to make their holiday extra sustainable?

Are you up for it?

Do you fancy a sustainable holiday at a beautiful location? Read our tips here!