Boven de Balie is a coworking space in the center of Amsterdam. The shared office space is based on the second floor of café De Balie on the Leidseplein, right in the center of the city. The space was started in 2011 by Sander Koppelaar and Marieke Schoutsen and now houses 40 entrepreneurs and freelancers. All of them working on an Internet/online business or something related, such as design.

If you rent a desk in our shared coworking space in Amsterdam, this is where you could sit.

De sfeer op ons verzamelpand in Amsterdam is altijd goed

Office facilities

The Internet in the office is insanely fastOur vibe is entrepreneurial, international and down to earth. You can rent one or a couple of desks in one of the shared spaces. The desk is yours and a personal locker is included, so you can set up a screen and leave your stuff in the office. There are various places to have meetings, so it’s easy to collaborate and receive guests. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit and snacks are available for free. A network printer can be used freely and and we have the fastest Internet connection in Amsterdam with 1 GB up and down (about 50 times as fast as normal consumer connections).

Your own desk in a shared office space in Amsterdam

Shared lunch

Each day we have a shared lunch with everyone in the office, which is a great way to get to know each other for work and fun. Mireille is in charge of groceries, setting the table and cleaning up, which makes it very efficient. Besides the shared lunch, we regularly have drinks after work or go out together.

Shared lunch in the coworking space every day

Office pictures

The office is located in the very center of Amsterdam

De balie coworking space AmsterdamThe office with some of the flexible desks occupied

Communal lunch every day

Besides that, we always have complementary coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit and snacks in the office.

Communal lunch every dayCoffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit and snacks in the office

The main space has 25 desks

There's always fresh fruit in the officeThe roof window ensures a well lit office environment

Desks in one of the smaller spaces

The seven new desks in the Boven de Balie Amsterdam officeThe flexible desks in one of the smaller spaces

Café de Balie on the ground floor

Open coffee Amsterdam center in cafe de balieThe cafe on the ground floor of de Balie in Amsterdam


The address of Boven de Balie is Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam. Contact us.


Want to learn more about renting at Boven de Balie? Or do you want to come by, join for lunch or test the office for a day? Call Sander and Marieke at +31 85 888 2211 or fill out the form. We respond quickly. You can also reach us over email via [email protected].

The office is located inside cafe de Balie in Amsterdam