Amsterdam as first site for international expansion
rent24, a German provider of co-working spaces, is expanding internationally. Its first location outside Germany will be in Amsterdam, where two rent24 locations will launch over the course of 2017.
One of those spaces is set to open this summer in Amsterdam’s historic Magna Plaza shopping centre. Renovations are already underway on the top floor of the famous building, which was built as a post office in the 19th century and is now listed as a Dutch UNESCO heritage site.
“Amsterdam is an exciting city, and we are delighted to be able to offer our co-working concept here,” said Robert Bukvic, the CEO of rent24. “This location is comparable to KaDeWe in Berlin or Harrods in London, so it’s really special,” he said.
Amsterdam’s many unique working spaces
Amsterdam’s first rent24 location will open a little earlier, in the city’s Bridge Building. The first tenants, including a local creative agency, have already been found, and the new space will be ready for startups, entrepreneurs and established companies to move in later this month. The Bos en Lommer location in Amsterdam West has excellent transport links, with many restaurants and cafes nearby.
rent24 offers its tenants flexible and efficient workplaces, with the possibility of overnight stays in its boutique hostel. Every rent24 location has both open and private working areas – as well as bar and lounge areas, shared events, and conference rooms.
Amsterdam is home to many other leading incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, such as B. Amsterdam, Rockstart, Startupbootcamp, Impact Hub, WeWork and Spaces Works. With more than 1,100 startups, there is a vibrant startup community in Amsterdam, which reflects the pioneering spirit of commerce the city is famous for.