A Lab is Amsterdam’s ultimate living lab, combining the strength of Amsterdam’s creative scene, technological prowess, social networks and free thinking spirit into a 5000m2 hothouse for bleeding edge experimentation. We host creatives, technologists, social entre- preneurs and catalyze labs that are exploring the way we will live in the networked society. We spin out ideas, events and companies and have as much appreciation for success as for failure. Our communities are our strength, our location, our inspiration, our programming our success. 

Want to be part?

Get in touch with us and book a tour: info@a-lab.nl

Become a Member

 

In our building, the former Shell laboratory in the heart of Amsterdam, right across Central Station, you will find a community of 300 creative, innovative and social relevant Members that love to collaborate and experiment.

A balanced and diverse community is what makes us tick. The A Lab team invites organizations and freelancers that need daily inspiration, look for opportunities to collaborate, want to contribute to a better world and love the community vibe. Our drive is to be a good host and keep all doors open. Literally. A space to be free and open-minded, and learn by doing.

Want to see what the daily life in A Lab looks like? Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to get a sneak peek or book a tour with Anne, Ismay, Lucas or Árpád. 

 

Come join the family

Book a tour now!

What you get from us as a Member:

  • The amazing A Lab team who is always ready to help
  • Open workspace to make daily progress
  • Yummie catering services provided by our friends at The Coffee Virus
  • Unique location in the historic Shell laboratory across Central Station
  • An incredible inspiring vibrant community to collaborate with
  • Personal advice on interior and furniture (if needed)
  • Free promotion for your projects and events

 

Our Memberships

Fixed Membership

From €160 per month. Work in your own Lab space, with your team or share with other creatives.

Flex Membership 

Work unlimited (24/7) in our Workhotel. From €99 per month.

 

 

 

 

 

Connect Membership

From €30 per month or €240 per year. Work two days per month in our Workhotel, meet the community during events and get a 10% discount on spaces in A Lab.

Culture Connects

We have a heart for cultural, educational and social relevant non-profits. CAWA Members even get a discount on their membership #inalab. Get in touch to talk about collaboration.

 

 

 

 

 

What do our Members say?

 

Pepijn Rozing​, Founder Clement & Sanou

“We create notable designs for leading performances and exhibitions. I find it very inspiring what other people do, there is a lot of interest for one another. The members have a broad diversity of disciplines, that gives us endless collaboration opportunities.”

 

Marie-Jose Hoefmans​, Chief Essential Officer Schluss

“Schluss wants you, and you alone, to decide who knows what about you on the internet. We create software with social impact to make sure that only you have the key to your data, and can disclose it to anyone until you don’t. That’s easily said; but it’s a big mission. Here at A Lab we share the belief that we can achieve big things together.”

 

Tati Wirahadiraksa, Jaarcoordinator IMC Weekendschool

“120 curious children from Amsterdam follow classes voluntarily on Sundays to explore the world and themselves at the IMC Weekendschool. Lessons are given by enthusiastic professionals working in different areas. The students come to

A Lab for class where they find an inspiring, creative and innovative environment. Some of the A Lab Members became guest lecturers at IMC Weekendschool.”

 

Ahmet Polat​, Founder Studio Polat

“As a photographer and filmmaker, I create series, exhibitions and documentaries around social relevant themes. Working in A Lab is essential for crossovers with other makers, like Studio Wim, Trapped in Suburbia and 7 Mountain Records. The future of the creative industry is in the exchange between experts with an open mind for other disciplines. A Lab offers the right environment for experimental collaboration.”