Brimming with after-work attractions including scenic canals and parks, lively restaurants and cafés, and fascinating museums, Utrecht is a great city for coworking.
The Netherlands’ fourth largest city is refreshingly calm compared to its more famous and bustling counterpart of Amsterdam, helping make it the idea place to work productively before kicking back and relaxing after shutting your laptop for the night. For those keen to spend their working day in a friendly, community-led environment, the city is home to a wide number of excellent coworking spaces. Here are five of the best.
Mindspace pride themselves on their prime locations, offering upscale, uniquely-designed coworking environments featuring local artists and an aesthetic in keeping with the local culture. The company’s fully-furnished Utrecht coworking space certainly lives up to this billing, housed in a fully renovated stately building in the heart of the city, directly next to the Central Station. Membership pricing for the venue’s shared open space starts at €300 per month. The venue is open 24/7 and on-site amenities include printers, a soda and coffee bar, weekly yoga sessions, bike parking, and access to regular professional events.
Nicolaas Beetsstraat 216-222 / www.mindspace.me
The Forty Hub
Looking for a workspace that encourages collaboration? The Forty Hub offers coworking spaces with the benefits of community. They also rent team rooms for organisations whose teams work from home but still need a physical office space. The workspaces are well-equipped with flex desks, ergonomic chairs, and private call rooms. The historical building is designed to foster focus, inspiration, and networking. There are quiet areas, team rooms with presentation screens, and a communal space with a kitchen and a rooftop terrace for meetings or relaxation. Whether you’re working solo or with a team, Forty Hub welcomes you to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and creatives.
Maliebaan 50 / www.fortyhub.nl
Regus have a large presence in Utrecht, with each of their 12 venues offering a choice of hot desks, permanent desks and private offices. Membership includes access to facilities such as printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to networking and social events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your payments by locking into a long-term contract. Coworking prices vary by location, but start at €129 per month for full-time access to their Secoya Papendorp location in the city centre. Five or ten-day-a-month packages are also available for cheaper rates.
Venues across Utrecht / www.regus.com
Housed in an atmospheric medieval wharf-cellar, this is one of Utrecht’s most unique coworking venues. Home to a diverse group of freelancers, entrepreneurs, creatives, digital nomads and others, the space is open 24/7 and all members have their own key so they can access it as and when they please. Official ‘work hours’ are 8am-8pm on weekdays, but outside of these hours and on weekends the venue is often used as a place for workshops, brainstorm sessions, meetups, guided meditation, book-clubs, game-nights, and live music. Membership starts at €65 which gives you 5 days a month hot-desking access, or for €125 per month you can hot-desk at all hours. On-site amenities include printers, a communal kitchen, a conference room, and high-quality coffee.
Oudegracht aan de Werf 5 / www.werf5.nl
A renowned name in the coworking sector, Spaces’ two Utrecht venues are located in the city centre and business district, respectively. Across the two fully-serviced venues, members can benefit from super fast WiFi, breakout areas, meeting rooms, bike storage, and a busy programme of networking events. One of the spaces also has terraces and inner gardens, as well as a health bar and restaurant. Coworking membership at both spaces starts at €89 per month for 5 days access, or €119 for 10 days access. Unlimited access is priced at €195 per month.
Two venues in Utrecht / www.spacesworks.com/utrecht