I love Amsterdam, I consider the city my second home. I had the opportunity to work an live there for 4 years and i left there plenty of memory, friends and family.
Amsterdam is well known to be the city of sins with the red light, coffeeshops and vibrant night life.
What many might not know is that the city of Amsterdam is also a very highly active city, full of people living and working there and where many tech companies have their headquarters like Catawiki and Elastic, to mention a couple.
Working in Amsterdam is great, it is a melting pot of people coming from all over the world and dutch really know how to make you feel at home.
Also freelance and contractors community is pretty big, and during my last stay in the city i decided to visit a very nice coworking space, Bouncespace.
Although they don’t really do walk in, i have been nicely welcomed by one of the staff member and I have been offered to work in the their space as a “Koningsdag” (King’s day) present.
At the bottom floor there is a coiffeuse, a tattoo shop and nice caffè, i must say the coffee tasted very good.
Even if at the beginning it was strange to see someone cutting hair near another sipping a cappuccino, at the end i was quite amused by it, and by the human interactions.
Climbing a set of stairs I could reach the first floor, that had a phone booth, a informal table where people were working the main working space, and a secondary, very quite room, where I have been given a seat.
I loved the silence of the room, perfect to concentrate on my tasks of the day.
If you live in Amsterdam and you are looking for a nice space to concentrate, have a great coffee and why not a tattoo, i highly suggest to visit Bouncespace.