Sustainable places in Leiden and The Hague

Are you a new student at Leiden University and finding your way around? Or just looking for some more sustainable places in the area? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve listed some of our favourite ‘green’ spots in Leiden and The Hague for you below. And feel free to let us know if we’ve missed any of your favourite sustainable spots.


  • Zaailing  (they also have refillable washing liquid)
  • Verpakkingsvrije winkel (plastic free shopping, will be opening up again soon)
  • EkoPlaza (first supermarket in The Netherlands to open a plastic-free aisle)
  • “Leidse Markt” (Leiden) on Wednesday and Friday, along the Botermarkt, Vismarkt, Aalmarkt en Nieuwe Rijn
  • “De Haagse Markt” (The Hague) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, along the Herman Costerstraat


  • WAAR (cute gift store)
  • Dille & Kamille
  • Plantenasiel (collect or bring unwanted plants)
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Het Warenhuis (second-hand store for furniture)
  • Wegwerpwinkel (second-hand store)

Clothing shops:

  • Het Warenhuis
  • VNTG
  • Hartendief
  • Vintage Island

Other interesting green stuff:

  • DuKo The Hague (sustainable discounts for students!)
  • Conscious Kitchen (a cheap, yummy dinner with left-overs from the local market – you can also cook yourself!)
  • InStock The Hague (almost over-date food from Albert Heijn is turned into delicious meals)
  • PLNT (a creative space for entrepreneurs and projects)
  • Vrijplaats (all-round cool place to hang out)

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