No matter how peculiar your ideas may be, we are eager to hear them. A Lab is the most adventurous community in Amsterdam, a breeding ground for ideas, neighborhood center, studio, hub, stage, workplace, and connector all rolled into one.
A motley crew of creative, innovative, and socially conscious entrepreneurs venturing into uncharted territories, both in Amsterdam and beyond.

You see, in A Lab, the possibilities are infinite, and that’s because we don’t play by the rules. We offer 20,000 cubicle meters of space for new ideas to grow, change direction, succeed, and fail. It’s a place where ideas learn to stand on their own, accelerate, and spread into the rest of the world. A Lab is a source of unparalleled developments, unique perspectives, and new insights for those who are curious.

Curiosity, as you know, is the key to progress. It’s not always necessary to know exactly what you’re looking for as long as you’re willing to find it. If you’re curious, open to exploration,
and never too good to learn, then throw your conventions out the window and let your mind run free. What would you do if anything were possible? What catches your eye? What nourishes your brain and quickens your heart? What tickles your curiosity?

Discover the colorful stories and connect with our community of independent entrepreneurs. Here, feedback is always available, and cross-pollination is around the corner. Work with a variety
of creative entrepreneurs, from designers, artists, and visual makers to digital startups, social entrepreneurs, and vertical farmers. Each one is a world-changer, storyteller, and pioneer. With one foot in the North and our tendrils in the city, A Lab opens doors to all corners of the world. Experience the power of the past and the aspirations of the future, and together, unleash the world of tomorrow. Be curious, it’ll work.


Stichting A Lab is een stichting zonder winstoogmerk en onderschrijft de Governance Code Cultuur.

Stichting A Lab kent een Raad van Toezichtmodel. De RvT kent minimaal 3 leden. De leden van de RvT zijn momenteel: Jo Houben (voorzitter, directeur Stichting Cultuur en Ondernemen, toegetreden voorjaar 2016), Marlon Huysmans (secretaris, adviseur/stadsontwikkelaar, toegetreden zomer 2022) en Peter van Gelderen (penningmeester, directeur Icos Capital, toegetreden 2017). Statutair dienen 2 van de 3 leden van de RvT goedgekeurd te zijn door de gemeente Amsterdam. De leden van de RvT krijgen geen bezoldiging. De leden voor de RvT worden benoemd voor een periode van in principe 4 jaar en kunnen maximaal voor 1 extra periode herbenoemd worden. Rooster van aftreden: J. Houben eind 2022, M. Huysmans zomer 2026 en P. Van Gelderen voorjaar 2025.

Het bestuur van de Stichting bestaat uit 2 leden (bezoldigd, gezamenlijk 1 fte) en bestaat uit: Lucas Hendricks (voorzitter) en Árpád Gerecsey (penningmeester). De Stichting kent een directiereglement. Vier keer per jaar wordt er een gezamenlijke raad van toezicht en raad van bestuur vergadering gehouden. De jaarrekening en het jaarverslag worden met een accountantscontrole goedgekeurd.

Het jaarverslag, jaarrekening en beleidsplan zijn op verzoek verkrijgbaar.



If you are looking to become more then a member, we would love to have you as a partner.

Join our other partners:

Fraude Film Festival

A Lab is program partner of the Fraude Film Festival. The festival, A Lab & A Lab Members (Blockchain WorkspaceSchlussOKComply) have created the LAB sessions.

Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek

A Lab offers The Playwall, one of the winners of The Challenge 2016 from the Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek, workspace in A Lab. 

Breitner Academie

Breitner Academie









Hyperion Lyceum

Hyperion Lyceum

Film Academie

Nederlandse Filmacademie - AHK

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten - AHK

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten - AHK

A'DAM Music School

Amsterdam Music School, a non-profit initiative based in A'DAM Tower, is a springboard for talent in the purest sense of the word. The initiative is for children and young people who distinguish themselves musically in a special way. Their mission is to offer a chance to each and every young musical talent; no matter their income or background.

Trois Degrés

We have recently begun a partnership with Trois Degrés, which allows A Lab members to use their workspaces when in Paris.

University of Amsterdam

Twenty-four students of the course Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship of the University of Amsterdam did different research projects to eight different A Lab members during a four-months collaboration between A Lab and the UvA. 

IMC Weekendschool

A Lab started an educative partnership with the IMC Weekendschool. The IMC Weekendschool introduces children aged 10 to 14 from disadvantaged neighborhoods to the world of work, through passionate professionals acting as volunteers. A Lab facilitates a weekly learning space and the graduation event for the third-year students, including an exposition of the final projects. 
kpmg partner




Appsterdam developers are offered workspace and a bi-weekly lunch for all Appsterdammers is organized in A Lab. 

Gemeente Amsterdam

Gemeente Amsterdam