Amsterdam is now a major player on the international co-working scene, with a growing number of communal work spaces popping up across the Dutch capital in recent years.
Renowned the world over for its exceptional arts museums, Amsterdam is also a vibrant hub of creativity when it comes to entrepreneurship and innovation. In recent decades, the city has given birth to an ever-growing workforce of young, forward-thinking influencers at the cutting edge of art, design and culture. At the heart of this trend has been a burgeoning coworking sector, popular with locals and transient visitors alike. To help you find the right Amsterdam co-working space for your needs, we’ve picked out 12 of the best below.
A world-renowned coworking operator, Regus have multiple venues dotted across Amsterdam. Many of them boast dedicated business lounges, making them popular with business travellers requiring somewhere to host on-site meetings, and there are custom Business Plan memberships that include unlimited access to any Regus business lounge. All Regus venues also offer open-plan spaces or shared offices, with hotdesking prices starting at €89 per month for 5 days a week access. All membership packages include access to amenities and facilities including printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to regular networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract up to 24 months.
Venues across Amsterdam / www.regus.com
Ruby Luuk brings Lean Luxury to the office world: flexibly bookable, inspiring workspaces with high-quality furnishings in a central location. It’s the perfect place to work and connect with likeminded people. Overlooking the Amstelkwartier neighbourhood, Ruby Luuk feels like a second home with fully equipped co-cooking and co-dining areas, lounge-areas, multifunctional meeting rooms, private team offices, regular afterwork events, office lunches, talks and music events. Whether 3 or 12 accesses per month, memberships can be designed flexibly. A day pass costs €30, memberships start at €60 per month, and a private office is available from €450 monthly.
Amstelvlietstraat 4 / www.ruby-workspaces.com
Mindspace’s Amsterdam venues are open 24/7 and offer monthly flexible membership plans with options for use of either a private office or a shared creative workspace. Services and amenities include bike storage, a soda and coffee bar, showers, and regular events such as lectures, workshops, happy hours, and yoga sessions. Dedicated community managers are on hand to help with any problems or enquiries at all times. Eclectic art and other stylish design features are scattered throughout the spaces, adding to the atmosphere of creativity, while the design of the spaces, which incorporates clear-glass doors and walls, evokes a sense of openness. Memberships with desk access starts at €240 per month, and there are also ‘Mindpasses’, a daily access pass that allows you to work from Mindspace on an on-demand basis, starting at €29 for a single day. All members also get access to work from any Mindspace location across Europe, Israel and the U.S.
Venues across Amsterdam / www.mindspace.me
A new type of business hotel located in Amsterdam’s Plantage district in the city center, Zoku combines an inspiring rooftop coworking space with stylish loft-style accommodation designed for living comfortably and working efficiently. An unlimited coworking membership is priced at €200 per month, which gives you 24/7 access to the venue’s shared workspace as well as its range of great amenities: including a members-only discount to meeting rooms, food, drinks, and community events. For more flexibility, there are also day passes available for €39 per day, which include a healthy lunch and access to their daily “fika” social ritual. Accommodation, meanwhile, offers a spacious and private Loft apartment complete with a fully-equipped kitchen and a four-person table to work, dine, or entertain. It’s the perfect hybrid option to host an offsite and then easily spend the night.
Weesperstraat 105 / livezoku.com
Situated next door to Amsterdam’s famous Vondelpark, away from the bustle of the city centre, CreativeGrounds combines an idyllic location with a close-knit community of professionals. Indeed, so determined are the owners to maintain this sense of community that only members are allowed, with no day passes available. Connection, creativity and play at the heart of everything they do, with those who use the space invited to treat it not just as a place to work, but also somewhere to relax, unwind, socialise, interact and engage at their leisure. The venue is open 24/7 and membership starts at €250 per month for flexible hotdesking, which comes with a 3-month notice period. Services and amenities include meeting rooms, complimentary coffee/tea, and on-site parking. The space also hosts regular events including dinners, workshops, documentary nights, and even overseas ‘workations’ in exotic location such as Ibiza.
Emmalaan 7 / www.creativegrounds.com
StartDock offers flexible contracts and day passes, so whether you need to use the space for a day, a week, or a couple of days a week or month, they can accommodate you. Open 24/7, their venues have flexi desks in shared spaces, with free coffee, tea and high speed internet. Membership for flexible desk access start at €142.50 per month and there are also day passes priced at €19.95 per day. In keeping with StartDock’s philosophy of inclusivity, they encourage all workers to gather together for an hour each day for lunch. There are also quarterly themed parties and every working week ends with relaxed drinks on Friday afternoon.
Venues across Amsterdam / www.startdock.nl
Housed within a beautiful old and fully restored factory building, with the green expanse of Vondelpark on its doorstep, BounceSpace is one of Amsterdam’s most unique co-working spaces. Accessed via a ground floor with shops, a hairdresser and espresso bar, the venue features a bright and fully renovated members-only workspace, where a diverse mix of freelancers, startups and enterprises work amid a buzzing but productive atmosphere. There are a choice of flexible work areas and personal desks, with membership starting at €145 per month for the former. Flexible memberships can run for as little as a month, with no long-term rent contracts required. Day passes are priced at €15 per day.
Overtoom 141 / www.bouncespace.eu
Hackers & Founders
Billed as the largest community of technology entrepreneurs and developers in Holland, this unique non-profit space in the heart of Amsterdam plays host to a large number of young and ambitious tech start-ups. For individual workers, dedicated desks are available starting at €450 per month – with two-month’s notice and a one-month security deposit – which entitle you to a desk, chair, lockable cabinet, coffee, and meeting room and kitchen access. Other on-site facilities include superfast internet and a south-facing garden that’s regularly used for meetings, lunches and BBQs.
Lizzy Ansinghstraat 163 / www.hackersandfounders.nl
This creative co-working space in Amsterdam-West features a total of eight work stations, a well-equipped kitchen and a meeting room. The space offers membership packages starting at €350 per month, with one month’s notice period required to get out of your contract. As well as desk use, membership affords you a wide number of perks and benefits, including conference room access, coffee & tea-making facilities, shelf space, cleaning services, 24/7 self-access, high speed internet and printing facilities.
Chasséstraat 22H / www.plant22.co
Located under the tracks of Centraal Station at the end of Tussen de Bogen’s unique row of independent ateliers, workshops, offices and creative spaces, Workspace 6 prides itself on its fostering of an environment that encourages innovation, diverse ideas and collaboration. The space is used by entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers, corporates and artists, with amenities including unlimited coffee and tea, a kitchen with a microwave, printing, various meeting rooms, and 24-hour access. Membership starts at €300 per month for a dedicated desk, or you can book on an ad hoc basis through the Croissant co-working app. Vintage art, a bicycle collection and a band room with guitar amps, keyboard, and drums add to the hipster vibes.
Tussen de Bogen 6 / www.workspace6.com
Spaces have a total of 11 fully serviced coworking venues scattered across Amsterdam. Whether you’re mind-mapping, meeting, collaborating or crunching numbers, their designer desks, tables, sofas, super-fast WiFi and informal meeting areas provide the perfect place for every professional need. So even if you want a quiet desk Monday to finalise the details of your plan, a large table to coordinate with your team, a lunch table to meet a new client, and a cosy coffee corner the rest of the week to vet potential candidates, Spaces has everything you’ll require. Moreover, their event calendar is filled with inspirational events to help you grow your network. Coworking rates vary by location, but start at €89 per month for part-time access.
Venues across Amsterdam / www.spacesworks.com
Situated in the creative hub of Amsterdam Noord, and under the roof of a former steam engine factory, Trashure is a tranquil place to work, create, be inspired and meet like-minded people. Defined by its inviting atmosphere and minimalist aesthetic that pays homage to the industrial architecture of the refurbished factory, the studio offers work spaces split across two levels. You can choose to work from the sun-drenched first floor with its unique view over the river, or nab a seat in the cosy nook upstairs. Whether you’re visiting for a day, week, or longer, all members gain access to unlimited printing/scanning, specialty coffee and teas, meeting rooms, a roof terrace, and a well-equipped kitchen. Flexible memberships are paid month-to-month, with no lock-in period or deposit. Rates start at €260 per month for part-time access, rising to €360 per month for full-time access. Day passes are also available for €27.50 per day.
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 135 / www.trashure.studio