- two vegetarian starters, two mains
- much regional produce (dairy, beer, game)
- tap water on all tables
- sustainably caught fish
- partly vintage furniture
- own kitchen garden
- incidental scrap meals, composter
- energy- and watersaving devices
The hospitality business in the Leiden area is hardly acquainted with renewable energy, fair trade products, organic ingredients, MSC en ASC fish or plant protein. Restaurants and bars still waste a lot of food, energy and drinking water. Food leftovers, wrappings and all other waste are often disposed of in one bin.
They can do so much better! We are independent Leiden volunteers who cannot wait. So we are running projects to help Leiden's restaurants and bars become more sustainable. Proprietors often work long hours and do not get down to sustainable innovations.
The good news is that you can help us raise their awareness on your day or night out. Read on!
Not convinced? Look here!
check this list for our frontrunners in sustainability
This restaurant has recently been re-opened by a new owner.
Mediterranean lunch with
Ask the waiter or proprietor for what you think is important.
about sustainable improvements at venues in the Leiden area
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Our volunteers are a super team, but we could do with a native English speaker. Would you like to inform tourists and expats at a local event, or translate our blogs?
Noortje wishes to learn how she can contribute to a greener and more sustainable society. Both at a personal level and beyond! By nudging the hospitality sector, we can help lots of people to make conscious choices at work or on their days and nights out. Both entrepreneurs and guests. Together we will succeed!
Sonali recently discovered that going out sustainably is an option. She is interested in healthy food and assists our organisation with diverse practical solutions.
Carien is co-founder of our organisation, together with Govert-Jan. She loves wine and good food, provided that it doesn't harm our planetary life. Therefore, she likes stimulating the hospitality sector in her own biotope on its way to sustainable entrepreneurship. A fun job, because people in the hospitality business are só nice. We aim at championship. Hospitality in our Leiden area is to beat all other Dutch areas in sustainability.
Lena is our blog-editor. She also helps out with urgent tasks when we are desperate!
Govert-Jan is co-founder of our organisation, together with Carien. He is always pondering how we can improve the world. How we can make it more sustainable, kinder to all living creatures. So, where to begin? A better world can start on your plate!
Anna likes to show that sustainability and hedonism can go hand in hand. And they can certainly do so on your night out. As a green hedonist, Anna loves visiting the planet-friendly venues in Leiden. She invites you to join in.
Anne writes blogs, thinks along and even manages to join in other sustainable Leiden projects in her spare time. Such as the rapidly approaching Leiden foodshop-without-packaging.
Benjamin is an environmental scientist. He teaches in the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Leiden University and thinks along with us.
As long as he can remember, Jeroen has wanted to make the world a little greener. At first he chose a political path. More recently he has decided to set up green projects locally, varying from a neighbourhood kitchen garden to a Leiden foodshop-without-packaging.
He gladly accepted an invitation to join our foundation, because our common consumptive patterns can really better the world.
We could do with a native English speaker. Would you like to inform tourists and expats at a local event, or translate our blogs? Mail us and we will get back to you!
Our Foundation, Stichting Duurzame Horeca Leiden en omstreken, is run by unpaid volunteers. But our projects come at a price.
We need money for promotion, workshops and other projects. Every donation fully benefits our goals. We account for all gifts and expenses in our year reports.
Our Foundation is a recognized Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI in Dutch), meaning that you may deduct your gift to us from your Dutch income tax or corporate income tax.
We will gladly accept your gift at NL50 TRIO 0197 9712 88 Triodosbank
Our Foundation has received a donation from Leiden municipality and from the regional Fonds 1818. For sustainably caught fish, we cooperate with Stichting Goede Vis op de Kaart.
Delicious food and sustainability can go hand in hand, as this website shows. Please feel free to use it when you're looking for venues to lunch, dine or have a drink in the Leiden area. And don't hesitate to make use of the suggestions under 'how you can help'. These can come in handy on many occasions and will stimulate awareness. Together we go for sustainable hospitality in Leiden!
Paul Dirkse, Leidens alderman for sustainability