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Our 22 favourite flex working spaces in Amsterdam city centre, East, West, North & South

11 June 2024
Photo credit: © Innside by Melia

These are the flexible workspaces where you get things done!

If you’re a freelancer like me, you’ll recognize it… you’re (almost) always and everywhere working. Your Little Black Book has been around for six years now, and by now I know the best flex workspaces in every part of the city. From flex spaces that are perfect for a full day of work with all business facilities, to hotspots where you can quickly open your laptop when you’re ‘in between meetings’. For everyone who works as a freelancer or, like me, has started their own start-up, I’ve made this list of the best workspaces in Amsterdam!

22 X my favourite flex working space in Amsterdam

Since I am often on the go and no two days look the same, I have compiled a list of my favourite flexible workspaces in Amsterdam just for you. In each part of the city, you’ll find a few tips so that you always have a place to get cracking on the great projects you’re working on and take them to the next level. If you see me here busily typing away on my MacBook, feel free to come and say hello!

8 of the best flex working spaces in Amsterdam City Centre

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ZOKU

Perhaps one of the best flexible workspaces in Amsterdam. If I say Zoku is on Weesperstraat, you might think it’s in Oost, but it’s right on the edge of the city centre. Zoku is an official co-working space, and you can pay a fee per day or month to work here. A day pass costs €25, which includes lunch (which is very good, by the way), and a monthly subscription costs just under €150. This is an incredibly inspiring location if you have an official meeting or a kick-off for a new project. You can also rent separate meeting rooms; the rooftop terrace is fantastic in the summer!
Weesperstraat 105, livezoku.com

Soho House

You need a subscription (starting at €65 per month) and have to get through the selection committee (which is reportedly not tricky), but then you’ll have a place in the heart of Amsterdam where you can always go. At Soho House Amsterdam, the atmosphere is relaxed, and people are meeting and co-working everywhere you look. If you need a break, you can unwind on their rooftop terrace or visit the gym for a lunchtime session.
Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam, sohohouse.com/houses/soho-house-amsterdam

Lot61 Central Station

Brand new and just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam Central Station: the spacious new location of Lot61 – perhaps my favourite coffee shop in Amsterdam. The space is vast, with plenty of light and cosy corners to retreat during (digital) meetings. And, of course, the excellent coffee and delicious pastries are worth a visit on their own.
Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam, lot61.com/lot61-amsterdam-centraal

LOT61 Amsterdam Centraal Station

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The Hoxton

When I plan to work somewhere for an entire day, I ensure it’s a location that actively promotes welcoming remote workers, rather than a small café where they need to ‘sell’ the table I’m occupying with my laptop every hour to someone else. As an entrepreneur, I believe in considering fellow entrepreneurs as well! It should feel somewhat homely, and you don’t want to feel like you’re being given the eye to leave as soon as you reach the bottom of your cappuccino. I prefer working in the Hoxton lobby in the heart of Amsterdam’s city centre. Downstairs is a bustling hub of people having meetings (I always run into acquaintances, which is also lovely!), but it’s wonderfully quiet upstairs. Recently, there’s been a barista who can create unique latte art, and I must admit, it makes my day when I have a big deadline and am secretly a bit stressed!
Herengracht 255, Amsterdam thehoxton.com

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Toki

A central plus point is that this hotspot opens as early as 8:00 AM, making it perfect for planning an early meeting or getting started before dawn if you have a deadline. It’s wonderfully bright inside; if you need to work for a few hours between appointments, this spot is ideal. Note: there’s no place to charge your laptop or phone, so arrive with a fully charged battery.
Binnen Dommersstraat 15, tokiho.amsterdam

Bocca

If you work here, your productivity won’t suffer from the coffee. As the name suggests, it’s Bocca coffee made to perfection. I love the bright space, and since you have to know it’s located on Kerkstraat, it’s a hidden gem of a co-working spot. Note: nowadays, you must pay a few euros per hour to work there with your laptop.
Kerkstraat 96HS, bocca.nl

5 of the best flex working spaces in Amsterdam east

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Breman Brasserie

As part of the newest Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam, Breman Brasserie is a great place to work flexibly. You can go there for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, and dinner, but it’s also an excellent co-working spot and the ultimate location for a lively Friday afternoon drinks session.
Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam, thehoxton.com/amsterdam/lloyd

breman Brasserie

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Volkshotel

If you’ve been following Your Little Black Book for a while, you probably know that I live in Amsterdam Oost. The opening of the Volkshotel was a big deal back then. It was the first place near Wibautstraat where freelancers could work all day for free. I still go there regularly, and it’s especially recommended in the summer because, after work, you can have a great drink at the rooftop bar Canvas on the 7th floor.
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam, volkshotel.nl

The Social Hub

Directly opposite the Volkshotel, you’ll find The Social Hub, and as a flex worker, you are more than welcome there. The interior, with its Miami colours and cheerful vibe, always gives me a good dose of work motivation. Another great perk is that you can have an affordable lunch there if you need a break.
Wibautstraat 131, Amsterdam, thesocialhub.co/amsterdam-city

IN BETWEEN MEETINGS

Bar Botanique

In terms of interior design, this is still one of my favourite hotspots in Amsterdam. I love going there for an early breakfast meeting or even a final appointment at the end of the day. Plus, you’re right near the lively Javastraat for some great dining options afterwards.
Eerste Van Swindenstraat 581, Amsterdam, barbotanique.nl

Benji’s

High windows, an urban jungle, great coffee, delicious sandwiches… all the ingredients that are perfect for me when I want to get some work done in an inspiring place!
Wibautstraat 196, Amsterdam, benjis.amsterdam

best flex working spaces in Amsterdam South

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Innside by Melia

Working flexibly at a high level – literally! – is done at Innside by Melia on the Zuidas. This place is brand new and super stylishly designed, perfect for flexible working during the day. It’s best to do this on a Friday because the cocktail bar becomes the perfect spot for a late afternoon drinks session on Friday afternoon.
Eduard van Beinumstraat 40, Amsterdam, melia.com/en/hotels/netherlands/amsterdam/innside-amsterdam

CIRCL

A sustainable workspace on the Zuidas. This initiative by ABN-Amro features a workspace, restaurant, and rooftop and is the perfect place to work if you’re in the vicinity of the Zuidas.
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, Amsterdam, circl.nl

IN BETWEEN MEETINGS

Dignita

They now have two locations and are also situated in the beautiful Hoftuin. But if you’re in Amsterdam Old South and want to sit somewhere with an excellent coffee and your laptop, this is a great spot.
Koninginneweg 218, Amsterdam, eatwelldogood.nl

CT Coffee & Coconuts

I spent many hours at CT Coffee & Coconuts when I quit my job to focus full-time on Your Little Black Book. Especially in the early morning, you can work quite comfortably here on the upper floor. After noon, it does get a bit noisy, so keep that in mind.
Ceintuurbaan 282-284, Amsterdam, coffeeandcoconuts.com

best flex working spaces in Amsterdam West

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Kanarie Club

A big plus of the Kanarie Club is that they open early during the week at 8:30 am. You can work comfortably at the reading table, and of course, a significant bonus is that you can grab some dim sum (or something else tasty) for lunch in the adjacent Foodhallen.
Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam, kanarieclub.nl

IN BETWEEN MEETINGS

White Label Coffee

Coffee lovers (and who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee…) will find White Label Coffee to be the perfect spot. There aren’t many seats, so it’s not a place to hang out all day, but it’s ideal for grabbing a caffeine boost and quickly checking your emails!
Jan Evertsenstraat 136, Amsterdam, whitelabelcoffee.nl

De Ebeling

It’s been there for some time, but De Ebeling underwent a significant renovation not too long ago. They have plenty of seating indoors, so there’s a good chance you’ll find a quiet spot to work during the day!
Overtoom 52, Amsterdam, de-ebeling.nl

Best flex working spaces in Amsterdam North

In Amsterdam North, the chances are high that you’re looking for a workspace near Overhoeksplein or the NDSM wharf. Therefore, for both locations, here’s one golden tip where you’ll be ideally situated if you want to spend the whole day or need to catch up on emails between two appointments.

Tribe Amsterdam City

On the outskirts of Amsterdam-Noord, you’ll find the trendy TRIBE hotel, with plenty of space to work flexibly all day without interruption. With the service and stylish interior of a 4-star hotel, you won’t lack anything during your workday. That’s a double win!
Termini 9, Amsterdam, all.accor.com

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The Butcher Social Club

Did you know that this spot is open 24 hours a day? If you’re working here, you might find it hard to resist a burger for lunch. This hotspot is nestled in the lobby of the Sir Adam Hotel and is my favourite spot for meetings and to get some work done near the ferry on the other side of Amsterdam Central Station.
Overhoeksplein 7, Amsterdam, the-butcher.com/socialclub

PLLEK

At the NDSM wharf, PLLEK is my go-to place for meetings or work sessions. What I appreciate is how bright it is here. It can get quite busy during lunchtime and around happy hour, but it’s a great spot to get your work done the rest of the day.
Tt. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam, pllek.nl

NEXT

At the NDSM-Werf, there’s NEXT, a very successful flex workspace in Amsterdam, in my opinion. The vast space offers plenty of light, and the menu is surprisingly delightful in a positive way. Even if you don’t need to work, it’s worth trying out the flavours of this restaurant.
NDSM-Kade 2, Amsterdam, nextndsm.nl

more Amsterdam tips

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© NEXT

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

Let’s get social

I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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