Your City Guide
Best for tech start ups – Hackers & Founders is the place to be if you want to connect to ‘the biggest community of technology entrepreneurs and developers in the Netherlands’. . They also organise a popular meet-up every month geared towards tech specialists based in Amsterdam. Everything is included in the monthly fee of €250, from you own desk to use of the meeting room and as much coffee as you can drink. There is also a garden for when the weather is good enough for outdoor brainstorming sessions.
Small but friendly – Thinking Hut was founded by a group of entrepreneurial friends and they have two locations in the city, one near the Oosterpark and the other next to the Olympic Stadium. Both offer small but friendly spaces to work from. If you’re only in town for a short time there are flexible membership options from €20 a day.
Best for long term membership – Spaces – three locations across Amsterdam, all offering an inspiring place to work from, as well as regular events to attend. Super fast WI-FI, barista coffee and access to meeting rooms come as standard, and each location is beautifully designed. Membership starts from €225 per month with a trial day availalble before you sign up.
Breakfast – Coffee and Coconuts – In the an old cinema in de Pijp is a favourite morning spot where you can get your fix of coffee, breakfast bowls and pancakes. The all day menu also includes healthy lunch options.
Lunch – The Maker Cafe – Located in a hip design store in De Hallen where you will find inspiration and great shopping from local designers and makers. The Maker cafe located in-store is great for lunch meetings or afternoons catching up on emails and trying out their delicious cakes.
Dinner & Drinks – Lion Noir – If you’re looking for a place to impress in the city this is it. Gorgeous interiors, great cocktails and an outdoor terrace for summer dining. French inspired menu.
Women’s Business International Initiative – based in The Hague, The WBII is an international association of women entrepreneurs and they host regular events.
AIC Amsterdam International Community – social events and meet ups for expats in Amsterdam.
European Women in Technology Conference 28th-29th November – a conference created to inspire, celebrate and connect European women working in tech.
The 9 Streets
A quirky series of streets which form one of the most picturesque parts of the city and a great area to wander around. Known to locals as De Negen Straatjes or ‘The Nine Streets’, in this neighbourhood you will find everything from design and clothing stores to bars and restaurants.
Contemporary design brand Moooi has a beautiful space worth visiting if you’re a fan of interior design. In 2018 they opened a space which combines showroom and shop with a hotel . Here you will find everything from furniture and interior design pieces to fantastic objets d’art. Open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-6pm.
Qo Amsterdam – A hotel with a sustainable ethos and a dedicated wellness studio on the 20th floor where you can drop in for a whole host of holistic classes, workshops and events.
Away Spa – Located in the W Hotel, the Away spa offers a menu of top to toe treatments, signature packages and day spa access to their facilities.