As a freelancer I work pretty much everywhere. On Monday I always work from home just because it’s harder to wake up that morning-so-I-might-as-well-chill. On the other days I plan in a few meetings and they could be anywhere throughout my home town. For this reason you can find me and my laptop in several lunch or coffee bars throughout Amsterdam. Somehow I always seem to return to a few where I really like to work. These are my favorites work spots in Amsterdam with free wifi:
Friday Next, Overtoom 31
The overtoom is only one tram ride away for me and if I needed to pick one spot to work, it would be Friday Next. It’s a breakfast, lunch and concept store into one. You can buy cool furniture pieces, accessorizes and eat a good lunch. The cafe is split into 2 sections. You can sit outside or near the entrance or you can opt for a more quieter space in the back where most of the shop is situated. The tables are steady, the service is good but not pushy and I always get tons of work done. I’m not the only one who likes to work there but it’s never overcrowded. I will be there next Friday (or the next) Website
Coffee & Toast, Burgemeester Rendorpstraat 11-15
If you live in Amsterdam new west you will like me mentioning this one. It’s a bikershop, lunchroom and barber all into one. They are a rare sight in this neighborhood but stand out in their own right. When I work here I can listen to cool music from sting, the rolling stones and eat a great toasty. It’s also near to the Sloterpark so if you feel like going for a walk to clear your head, it’s the perfect spot. To find out more about Coffee & Toast, check here.
The Hoxton, Herengracht 255
Okok, this one has been mentioned soooo many times but I would lie if I said this isn’t one of the best work spots in Amsterdam. Big chairs, open spaces and tout creative Amsterdam walks in and out, making it a freelance hub where you can network your ass off if you have to. The only point of critic I have, is that they have a problem with making a killer Latte Machiato. They just can’t seem to get that foamy part right. (believe me I’ve tried many times) Despite this minor detail, I always come back for a work session during the week. Website
The Student Hotel, West & East Amsterdam
You may have heard from this one but did you know it’s the perfect place to work? There is plenty of space and the chairs are comfortable to work in when you’re a laptop-on-lap kind of person. They have 2 locations, one in West and one in East Amsterdam so take your pick. Website
Coffee Lounge at B-Amsterdam, Johan Huizingalaan 763a
B’s living room (as they call it), you can work, have meetings, welcome your guests or simply relax after a busy day. They offer a daily lunch buffet, snacks, drinks and fresh coffee throughout the day! More on B-Amsterdam soon! Website
Situated in Amsterdam West, this is a pretty special work spot. Instead of coffee, you can drink the best kind of Tea’s. Enough tables,plugs and the tea menu is something I can’t get enough of. Ice tea, popcorn tea, beauteas! To learn more about this amazing work spot in Amsterdam, check my review.
Overrated Work Spots in Amsterdam
There is something a bit daunting about HOTspots. They become so hot, that they burn out a little bit and so did these:
» Coffee & Coconuts, when you arrive it’s running for a table or you need to touch elbows with your freelancer neighbors. Great for those tasty coconuts and coffee but not to work.
» La Place in the Public Library, It’s too noisy. Period.
» At Home, Yes I work from home every Monday but I seriously get so much less work done than I would do in a different environment. I have 2 bunnies that are just to cute to ignore, plus I do the occasional dancing through the living room if a nice song comes on. Not one of the best work spots in Amsterdam.
Work Work Work Work Work Rihanna said so we might a well do it at a good spot. Enjoy the free wifi and let me know what your favorite work spot is!