Though Amsterdam does have its well-documented bottomless pits of temptation, the city is definitely riding the ‘health wave’ currently sweeping the globe. For the health-conscious global professional, it’s becoming easier to eat well and stay fit whilst traveling for business or living abroad on a short stay assignment – maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the body and mind too.

Here are 5 points on staying healthy whilst traveling to Amsterdam – we’ll even introduce you to some of our favorite spots, which we’ve pinpointed on this handy map for you.

1. THE BIKE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

It’s super easy, safe, and quick to cycle around Amsterdam – with (very) few hills and kilometers of dedicated bike lanes, you can often travel faster on a bike than hopping onto the public transport. As cycling burns roughly 200 calories in a 30-minute ride (which is the longest trip you can expect to cycle in the city), this is a neat workout which you don’t even need to find time for in your day.

If you’re staying at Zoku Amsterdam, you can rent one of our stylish, Amsterdam-suitable bikes for just €10 a day – feel free to ask one of our Sidekicks!

2. CLEAN EATERS DEFINITELY WON’T GO HUNGRY

Picking up a quick healthy bite during lunch break is easy, and vegetarian or vegan business travellers will feel more than at home with the variety of meat-free outlets.

Healthy breakfast dish

3. STAYING HYDRATED IS A BREEZE

You can find a great range of fresh and healthy juices and other cold drinks on any street in the city – you can even find great bottled juices in supermarkets.

4. GIVE YOUR MIND (AND SOCIAL LIFE) A HEALTH-KICK

Healthy mind, healthy body, as the saying goes. In our humble opinion, this is the most important and commonly overlooked challenge, especially when you’re new to a city, or are only staying for a short while. Thankfully, Amsterdam hosts some really cool events, in some of the best venues in the world.

High Studios Exercise

5. COMMITMENT-FREE EXERCISE 

Though nobody likes excuses, hefty membership costs are often a reason for not keeping up with your exercise regime whilst traveling. Fret not – Amsterdam has plenty of unique and crucially membership-free classes and spaces for working out!

Learn about your next healthy stay at Zoku Amsterdam now!