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8 Of The Best Cafes For Working in Amsterdam

Are you looking for a good cafe in Amsterdam to work or study?

Amsterdam is a city where you’ll find freelancers, entrepreneurs, students, creatives and more working side by side at the city’s many cafes that are as full of personality as the Dutch capital itself.

As an entrepreneur myself, I try to take a break from working from home whenever I’m writing a new blog or working on my website.

I really enjoy the change of scenery that comes with getting out of the house and temporarily setting up my office at one of Amsterdam’s cozy or trendy cafes.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite cafes for working in Amsterdam where you’re sure to find great coffee and free WiFi.

While you’ll find that each neighborhood in Amsterdam has its own selection of great cafes for working at, I especially love frequenting those located in Amsterdam’s up and coming Oost (East) part of town.

8 Of The Best Cafes for Working in Amsterdam


1. Frederix Micro Roasters

Frederiksplein 29
1017 XL Amsterdam

Best cafes for working in Amsterdam: Frederix

This newly renovated café is a great place to head to in a city like Amsterdam where the weather can be so unpredictable. Not only does it have a cozy interior, but there’s also a terrace that you can take advantage of in case the sun unexpectedly pops out.

Located in Amsterdam Oost, here you’ll find several different options to meet everyone’s individual workspace preferences: individual tables, a long communal work table, a bar, or the coveted cozy Chesterfield chair at the entryway.

2. Rum Baba

Pretoriusstraat 33
1092 EX Amsterdam

Best cafes for working in Amsterdam: Rum Baba

Another one of my favorite places to work from in Amsterdam Oost, this café is a great spot to enjoy some delicious home-roasted coffee or a nice cup of tea. And you can even enjoy lunch or something sweet from their bakery.

One of my favorite quirks about this place is that you have to take a random little figuring like a hippopotamus or a dinosaur with you to your table to mark where you’re sitting.

3. Coffee Bru

Beukenplein 14H
1091 KG Amsterdam

Best cafes for working in Amsterdam: Coffee Bru

The sister café of previously mentioned Rum Baba, this colorful and trendy café is a beloved spot next to Amsterdam’s Oosterpark.

You can choose to sit at the bar by the window to do a little people watching when you need a break from work, or head to the back where you´ll find a number of tables to set up your laptop.

If you’re craving something sweet while working, be sure not to miss the tasty treats available here!

4. Anne & Max

Location Oud-West:
Tollensstraat 57Y
1053 RS Amsterdam

Location Zeeburg:
Oostelijke Handelskade 1001
1019 BW Amsterdam

Locatie Amsterdam Zuid:
Amstelveenseweg 196
1075 XS Amsterdam

Best cafes for working in Amsterdam: Anne & Max

Despite being a chain, Anne & Max is one of my go-to cafes for getting work done in Amsterdam.

They’ve got plenty of tasty snacks to choose from (the gluten-free blueberry coconut bar is a personal favorite), and offer breakfast, lunch, high tea and brunch as well.

You’ll find Anne & Max in Amsterdam Oud-West, Zuid and Zeeburg. My favorite location is their one in Zeeburg as it offers a great view of the water and a chance to take a walk along the waterfront when I need a break from work.

5. Zoku

Weesperstraat 105
1018 VN Amsterdam

Best locations for working remotely in Amsterdam: Zoku

Zoku is actually an aparthotel, but the café/bar and restaurant space serve as a flex working space.

They aim to be the “international living room” of Amsterdam, which means it’s a great place for digital nomads and other location independent entrepreneurs to network with like-minded individuals from around the world.

They offer both monthly passes and day passes, as well as space on their outdoor terrace (which is gorgeous!) for people who are just planning to stay for a couple of hours.

6. CT Coffee & Coconuts

Ceintuurbaan 282-284
1072 GK Amsterdam

Best cafes for working in Amsterdam: CT Coffee & Coconuts

This is one of the most frequently recommended cafés in Amsterdam, and for good reasons.

This movie-theater-turned-café in de Pijp neighborhood is a unique and spacious place where you can enjoy food, a coffee or even sip on a drink from a coconut!

I’d recommend going earlier in the morning to find a table, as it’s a very popular spot for working or studying and for lunch.

However, it’s definitely a place you don’t want to miss while in Amsterdam.

Also Read: Typical Dutch Food to Try in the Netherlands

7. Hoxton

Herengracht 255
1016 BJ Amsterdam

Best places for working remotely in Amsterdam: Hoxton hotel

If you’re looking for a place to work in the popular Jordaan area of town, check out the lobby of the Hoxton hotel.

Situated on the picturesque Herengracht canal, it’s the perfect place for feeling at home, while still having a change of scenery while you work.

Head to the upstairs area if you’re looking for a quieter space to work. I personally like the versatility of this space because I can work for a couple of hours and stick around to meet up with friends for drinks.

Also Read: 10 of the Coolest Hotels in Amsterdam

8. Bocca

Kerkstraat 96HS
1017 GP Amsterdam

Best cafes for working in Amsterdam: Bocca

Just a short walk from Leidseplein, Bocca is a great place for getting work done if you’re looking for a café in the heart of Amsterdam.

It’s a beautiful and spacious location and all of their coffee is made from their in-house roasted coffee beans. It’s also home to a tasting, training, and showroom, but if you go to the left at the end of the bar, you’ll find a long table that’s perfect for setting up your laptop (with plenty of electrical outlets!).

Update: at the moment, unfortunately, after 11:00 AM on weekdays Bocca doesn’t allow laptops on their couches. You can then only sit at the desk ledge near the kitchen.

Amsterdam’s Best Cafes for Working

Whether you work remotely, just need a break from the office or are a digital nomad, if you are looking for a café to work from in Amsterdam, definitely check out one of these eight!

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Melissa Parks

Author: Melissa Parks
Melissa grew up in Seattle, Washington (USA), but decided to move abroad after university to teach English in Madrid, Spain for what was supposed to only be one year. But, after falling in love with life in Europe, she decided to stay for grad school and now, 8 years since leaving the USA, she’s currently calling Amsterdam home. She works as a psychologist providing online therapy to individuals around the world, and you can learn more about the information she shares about mental health and well-being for the globally mobile on her website Intentionalexpat.com

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