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The best flexible working spaces in Amsterdam

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As a freelancer searching for an ideal flexible workspace can easily turn into a fulltime job. While one is searching for a warm and cosy setting, others need peace and quiet. From flexible workspaces where you can spend all day to the ideal location for brainstorm sessions & meetings. For all the freelancers and start-ups, we’ve selected the most ideal workspaces in Amsterdam.

Central hotspot – Kitchen & Bar Van Rijn

This culinary hotspot in the heart of Amsterdam can’t be missed. Because of its central location, it’s the ideal location to plan business lunches or to just work for yourself. The spacious yet intimate space and shared reading tables turn Van Rijn into a suitable space for business lunches and work. Nothing is better than a good central location where you know you can always find a good spot!

Van Rijn Amsterdam flexwerkplekken

Green oasis – Mama Makan

This Indonesian restaurant in the Hyatt hotel in East-Amsterdam is the perfect place to work in peace and quiet. Because of all the green and open spaces, this is an oasis of peace where you get full focus to work. Mama Makan also has a special freelance deal. For €20 you can get lunch and use their gym – including Netflix – at the end of the day, after which you can enjoy an afternoon snack before you bike back home.

Mama Makan flexwerkplekken

Serious business birds – Kanarie Club

Kanarie Club is known by most people because of its changing menu card, which is filled with multiple Instagram-worthy and light meals, monthly event Bussiness Birds and don’t forget, the Poolbar. But also for a day of work you are at the right place at the Kanarie Club. Enter a colourful and lively workspace where you’ll probably bump into a number of freelance colleagues, which makes it the perfect place to network, share knowledge and get inspiration.

Kanarie club flexwerkplekken


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Sunny hideaway – Escobar

Entering gastro-tapasbar ESCOBAR (where we’ve had dinner before) almost feels as though you’re leaving the country and entering a tropical paradise. Have a seat at the big wooden work tables or the ‘roofterrace’. When the sunlight flows through the big doors, it almost feels as if you’re on a work-holiday. Snack from the small dishes or go for a Spanish sandwich for lunch. Escobar is perfect for the days when you don’t have any inspiration or need a bit of warmth to finish your to do’s.

Escobar Amsterdam

The meeting location – Spingaren

Sometimes a table isn’t enough because you’re giving a workshop, organizing network drinks or presenting product presentation. Restaurant Spingaren offers different spaces and options for 20 persons. The interior has split about 250 settings into different spaces where the open and Scandinavian design with a green/grey colour scheme and unfinished walls perfectly fit.

Spingaren Amsterdam

Central flex working – Wyers Bar & Restaurant

Looking for a nice place close to Central Station where we tried amazing burgers before? Then restaurant Wyers in the beautiful Kimpton de Witt hotel on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is the place to be. This restaurant is open from the early morning until late at night and the menu is filled with nice comfort food. Need some change in setting? Move to the comfortable couch in the stylish lobby and spoil yourself with a good cocktail at the House Bar.

Wyers Bar • Restaurant

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