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Sustainable energy is the future. The city of Amsterdam has the ambition to provide every citizen with a solar panel in the next years. How do you contribute? Share your innovative initiatives on energy here.
Do you want to connect, learn, and exchange experiences with Amsterdam Smart City representatives? Our programs match the needs of any local, national and international stakeholder who is interested in discovering Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem.
One of our roles is to distil key learnings from urban innovation projects in the Amsterdam metropolitan region and share those. Through our programs we also learn from other cities and their experiences.
We’ve made a selection of our most popular programs:
1. Smart City the Amsterdam Way
We give you an overview of Amsterdam Smart City’s program, governance and key projects. It’s a light way to get introduced to it all in 1,5 hours and we can also offer this online. Cost: 200 euro.
2. Amsterdam Smart City Answers Your Questions
Ask all your questions about Amsterdam Smart City and get advice on your Smart City Project or Program. Meet our representative online or face to face to get the insight you’ve been missing. Cost: 150 euro.
3. Amsterdam Smart City Deep Dives
Go on a Deep Dive with Amsterdam Smart City and get to the bottom of the energy, mobility, digital city or circular economy transition during this customized 2,5 hour session with multiple experts from Amsterdam’s ecosystem. Cost: 550 euro.
Where do the Amsterdam Smart City Programs take place?
Most programs take place, or at least start at, the Smart City Lab on the Marineterrein Innovation District. This is a "small space for big ideas" where we showcase examples of smart city solutions from Amsterdam. The Smart City Experience Lab is also a workplace where Amsterdam Smart City partners meet and collaborate. Groups visiting the Experience Lab can also visit the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab on their own or as a part of an organized program.
Due to government-imposed regulations in response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we are currently only able to host programs online.
Questions or looking to organize a different or customized program? Send an email with your request to email@example.com.
Amsterdam is a Smart City full of active and smart citizens. But what is a smart citizen? And what does a 21st century Dutch smart home look like? During this 90min tour you are invited to explore and interact with smart thermostats, smart lighting and smart metering other clean tech and other transformative home automation solutions.
In the Amsterdam Smart City-Zen Home Tour we’ll get you out of the powerpoint and into and the living room of an actual smart home located in Amsterdam Nieuw-West where you are invited to explore the smart energy pilot City-Zen Virtual Power Plant and other energy solutions like Toon smart thermostat and other connected devices.
Each tour is roughly 90min, with a focus on smart energy and home automation. Your group and organization will get to see and interact with these technologies in their native habitats followed by a presentation about what it means for our home, city and you!
Each tour & presentation includes locally sourced snacks & refreshments.
The talks will be in English.
Watch Gizomodo’s interview of our smart home here:
Our Innovation Tour will take you into the World of Innovations.
The Johan Cruijff ArenA is a host Stadium for the UEFA EURO 2020 and is one of the most Innovative and Sustainable Stadiums in the world. A Stadium is a place where people come together, for Leisure, Business or Sports. The Johan Cruijff ArenA is a mulitfunctional building that, with thousands of visitors at once, becomes a small, smart city during events. This makes the Johan Cruijff ArenA a perfect place for Innovation; the Stadium of tomorrow.
Our Innovation Tour will take you into the world of Innovations. we will show you how we've achieved becoming a sustainable, innovative stadium together with our partners.
During the Tour we will answer the following questions;
- How do we create the best fan Experience?
- How do we manage an event day with 55.000 people visit ArenA?
- How do we get 55.000 people safe and, secure in and out the ArenA?
- How do we use batteries from second hand cars for our energy?
Explore urban expansion challenge through an interactive gaming method.
Learn about the city expansion through the Play the City method. We welcome teams that have a serious interest in the new urban development challenge of urban expansion. In an interactive, multi-actor environment you can test your ideas, build a strategy to test design and finance for new city development rules with your peers.
Are you an investor, project developer, city official or a non-profit organization? Would you like to know how the city of Almere used city gaming to test the Do-it-Yourself Master Plan in Oosterwold?
City gaming is a working method that allows participants to collaborate, learn and experiment in a realistic yet safe environment. This method allows experts to step outside their usual environment to think freely about ideas and scenarios that might help develop an integrated approach to new city development.
There are no prescriptive scenarios or solutions. The game training serves players who, with their real-life expertise and experience, create scenarios based on tested policies. Then they assess their decision with and against other players. It is fast-paced and competitive, yet there are no winners and losers — everyone learns!
In this training, we present the City Expansion Game - a game designed to be played by stakeholders involved in developing empty urban land, localized for the future development of Oosterwold in Almere. To trigger creative partnerships, players take on game roles, which include politicians, city officials, designers, private investors, and developer. Game materials introduce ideas and innovations from around the world on decentralized clean technologies for flows of people, food, water and energy.
By learning about this method, you will:
*Enhance effective decision-making
*Learn from real world cases while networking with professionals from diverse sectors
*Learn how to adapt to and take action in multidisciplinary environments
*Elaborate on the new role of government, companies and communities
*Learn about your own negotiation skills, how they are perceived by other professionals and how you can improve them
If your team is interested in playing with another team from a particular stakeholder group, we can engage actors from municipalities, city-networks, universities, companies and citizen groups to test-play with your team for more diverse knowledge-exchange.
You may choose to book:
Demo session - lasts 1.5 hours
Full training session - lasts 3 hours
More info about Play the City’s practice: www.playthecity.nl
See what a WikiHouse can look like and how it is made. What is offers and learn about the possibilities of building a WikiHouse.
- To put the design solutions for building low-cost, low-energy, high-performance homes into the hands of every citizen and business on earth.
- To use digitisation to make it easier for existing industries to design, invest-in, manufacture and assemble better, more sustainable, more affordable homes for more people.
- To grow a new, distributed housing industry, comprising many citizens, communities and small businesses developing homes and neighbourhoods for themselves, reducing our dependence on top-down, debt-heavy mass housing systems.
A visit to a temporary exhibition on Pampus will explain how the battery will help the island achieve its sustainability targets. Besides that the
Architecture and urban planning tours in Amsterdam
De Gebouwengids organizes tours in the field of architecture and urban planning. The organization is founded fifteen years ago and has developed a professional and passionate way to guide you through the city of Amsterdam. Redevelopment, sustainability and future development are central themes.Check here the broad offer of tours, through musea, parks, different neighbourhoods in the city, and much more.
The world's most sustainable office building
OVG Real Estate, the Dutch commercial real estate developer andinvestor, has created the world’s most sustainable office building after itsnewest property was awarded the highest score ever recorded by the BuildingResearch Establishment (BRE), the global assessor of sustainable buildings. TheEdge, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, achieved a BREEAM new constructioncertification of ‘Outstanding’.
The building is Energy Neutral, collects and uses rainwater, has LEDsthat provide real time data on the efficiency of the building and promotescycling by making it as comfortable as possible to arrive by bike and park it.
Photo: The Edge
Tour with dinner included.
We give tours at weekends and in the evenings showing you the sustainable systems on the geWoonboot (duration 1 hour).
After the tour, you can dine on board (evening) or eat lunch (weekend).
The excursion ends with a guided tour around the inspiring NDSM Wharf, in which you will learn about the history of the former shipyard and its development into Europe’s largest creative incubator (duration 1 hour).