Amsterdam Arena. Naturally Sustainable

Sustainability and profitability go well together. That’s why our motto is ‘Amsterdam ArenA. Naturally sustainable’.

The Amsterdam ArenA wants to:
• be a platform for sustainable innovation
• reduce our impact on the environment
• stimulate the local economy, as a ‘good neighbor’
• enhance our sustainability, working with others


We have finalized and delivered the five-year plan for 2010-2015, ‘Amsterdam ArenA. Naturally sustainable’. We have energetically achieved our ambitious sustainability plans. In energy terms, we are net climate-neutral. Moreover, in terms of corporate social responsibility, the ArenA is a state-of-the-art stadium. We have become an icon of sustainability for entertainment, sports, and business.But our ambitious efforts are certainly not over yet. Now it's time to go forward with a new aim: to work together with our neighbors on creating an energy climate-neutral ‘Southeast’ by 2020.


The ArenA has 4,200 solar panels on its roof; it is heated with district heating from Diemen, cooled with water from the Ouderkerkerplas and uses Dutch wind energy.The energy-efficient main building (2013) is equipped with an ultra-modern building management system. LED lighting operates partly via motion sensors.The ArenA aims to consume less water and produce less trash. We presort our trash as much as possible.

Golden Green Key

The Amsterdam ArenA has been awarded a golden Green Key certificate. This is the highest international sustainability eco-label for tourist and business accommodations.

Companies with a Green Key certificate have demonstrated that they meet strict standards when it comes to energy, transport management, water consumption, catering, cleaning and waste.

Sustainability and Innovation

We are working on sustainability in close consultation with stakeholders, such as founders, business partners and the City of Amsterdam. Together we are developing and implementing the next step in becoming a Smart and Sustainable stadium, including innovations in the areas of mobility, accessibility, energy, sustainability and visitor experience. For example, we are always working on the ‘customer journey’ by providing visitors with a complete, sustainable transportation supply via the Mobility Portal.

Amsterdam ArenA Innovation Center

The Amsterdam ArenA Innovation Center is focused on innovations that will make both the ArenA and Amsterdam smart. The center aims to develop into the go-to knowledge/innovation center in the field of smart and sustainable cities. For more information about the sustainability of the ArenA see Naturally Sustainable.