In the words of Kermit the frog: it’s not easy being green. While true, it’s easier when you work with the best people…
Partners The July - Boat & Co
Our team’s beautiful girls and guys are at the heart of The July - Boat & Co. Whatever their role or responsibility, they’re aligned and focused on always improving. Our entire employee journey is built on helping one another grow, because when we look after each other it’s easier to look after our guests.
Being Good Neighbours
We actively work with the community around The July - Boat & Co, supporting local initiatives, products and practices. All guests are given information on the surrounding area’s history, culture and natural environment so they can fully connect with its stories. We are also a living room for our local community - offering a place where neighbours can work, work out, relax, eat, drink and gather.
Make Better Things & Make Things Better
At The July - Boat & Co we choose our partners and suppliers carefully. Very carefully.
Blycolin: meet our linen supplier who cleans our linen locally and carries the Oeko-tex quality mark (which guarantees that no environmentally harmful substances were used in the production of textiles). In addition, ingenious washing processes ensure low water consumption and less CO2 emissions.
Hotels for Trees: we support Hotels for Trees’ afforestation projects that contribute to a greener world by planting one tree for every cleaning service that a guest decides to skip.
Marie Stella Maris: you won’t find any single-use plastic products in our bathrooms, only great care products from Marie Stella Maris. For every product you buy, this Amsterdam-based brand donates a fixed percentage of its turnover to sustainable water projects.
Nespresso: all cups are fully recycled by Nespresso, while their coffee pods are infinitely recyclable. The coffee residues are converted into biofuel and compost.
Nicolette Brunklaus: in our rooms we collaborated with Dutch and Amsterdam-based artist Nicolette Brunklaus to create a series of twelve tapestries inspired by the robust surroundings of the Houthaven. All of them are signed as a limited collection and custom-made for us.
Print shop 'De Bij’: when we really need to print something we go to De Bij. They only use organic ink and recycled paper, plus they generate energy using solar panels and their own windmill. Fun fact: our menus are made from tomatoes!
Roetz: Roetz uses recycled bicycle frames to produce new bicycles. Instead of driving, we encourage our guests to hop on one of their bikes to explore the city.
The Good Roll: all our toilets have sustainable toilet paper. The sheets are made from European recycled paper - without chlorine, dyes or fragrances. In addition, The Good Roll donates 50% of its net profit to the construction of toilets in Africa.