I’ve been calling Amsterdam my home for six years now, and there’s still nothing quite like it. I recently switched to a freelance lifestyle — which means I’m often hanging out in a cafe.
Amsterdam has a great coffee culture — the city is riddled with amazing cafes. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find one that’s laptop-friendly. I’ve seen taped-off outlets, forced Wi-Fi resets and people bluntly asking if you could just stop using your computer.
It’s hard out there for a freelancer, so I’ve curated the best spots to get some work done in Amsterdam. My selection is based on a few simple rules:
- You can connect to free, stable Wi-Fi
- There are a decent amount of outlets to charge your device
- More than enough seating that’s fit for working
- Staff doesn’t bother you to buy something every couple of minutes
Monks Coffee Roasters
Hasn’t even been open for a year and is already one of the best spots. Monks Coffee Roasters has very speedy internet, decently priced coffee, and a varied selection of food for breakfast and lunch.