Unique Co-Working Spaces to Explore in Amsterdam

 Part of Zoku Amsterdam’s Living Room & Community Space

Part of Zoku Amsterdam’s Living Room & Community Space

Two of the top challenges for digital nomads around the world include (1) finding reliable WiFi and (2) a workspace where we can be productive. In many digital nomad destinations, co-working spaces can be few and far between or hot and over-crowded (ahem, Ubud and Canggu…). Fortunately, that’s not the case in places like Lisbon, Portugal and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where there are more than 60 co-working spaces in each city alone - plus more throughout each country!

Amsterdam is one of my favorite destinations as a remote worker - I’ve been there at least five times - and recently spent a few months there. In this article, I’ll share three unique and diverse co-working and co-living concept spaces throughout the city.

All of these co-working spaces offer a variety of packages and a wide range of services for startups, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads alike so feel free to discover each one to find the right fit for your lifestyle and needs.

Zoku

 Zoku Amsterdam Rooftop

Zoku Amsterdam Rooftop

Truly a dream come true, Zoku was designed to provide traveling professionals with a home base for anywhere from a few days to a few months. Inspired by the Japanese word for living with people who share the same lifestyle, the team behind Zoku has created an idyllic home-office hybrid set-up of 133 Lofts where you can live, play, eat, work, relax, gather, and socialize all in one futuristic building.

No detail has been left out in the 7-year planning of the Zoku residences. Each loft and community space has been designed with work-life balance and enjoyment in mind. I’ll only warn you that once you stay there, you many never want to leave!

 Zoku Loft

Zoku Loft

Check out the full tour of Zoku in the video below:

 Boven de Balie Workspace

Boven de Balie Workspace

Located in Liedseplein at the top of the famous De Balie restaurant and theater, Boven de Balie is an inclusive and comfortable workspace in the heart of the city - voted Best Flexspace in 2015. At Boven de Balie, community is as important as productivity. The members of mostly freelancers from around the world come together for lunch every day. Even better? They boast the fastest internet in Amsterdam,

The rates are very affordable, with a free trial period then flex desks starting at €135 per month.

 Boven de Balie Exterior

Boven de Balie Exterior

 StartDock Members on a Monthly Canal Boat Trip

StartDock Members on a Monthly Canal Boat Trip

Next up we have StartDock, a great incubator for start-ups with two large locations in central Amsterdam. StartDock is a place where you can feel at home instantly, be included and supported within the community, but also get work done.

“StartDock is the heart of coworking Amsterdam, based on five core values: Collaboration, community, openness, cosiness and accessibility.

StartDock embodies worklife 2.0: A healthy work-life balance with an awesome ‘work’-part. We build co-creating communities on the common fundaments of joint growth, friendship, complementarity and entrepreneurship. We achieve this by facilitating the perfect working environment for startups, freelancers and independent professionals.

 One of the many canal views from StartDock offices

One of the many canal views from StartDock offices

Can’t decide between these? Check out:

Common Grounds

 Choose from an array of co-working spaces in Amsterdam for one monthly price!

Choose from an array of co-working spaces in Amsterdam for one monthly price!

Access the most interesting coworking spaces and creative communities in the world for one flat rate, starting with Amsterdam & Stockholm. 

Get access to work desks, lounge areas and meeting rooms in some of the most attractive coworking spaces and creative hubs in your city whenever you want, and need. It’s easy to use with no commitment necessary!

Do you work at a coworking space or from home when you travel?

Let me know in the comments!