Ever feel too lonely even at five-star hotels on those business trips? Zoku Amsterdam—the only city to have it so far with London, Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Barcelona and Zurich in the pipeline—might be the solution with its open-for-public communal spaces. Geared toward a long-term stay of at least one week, those who stay below seven days do have smaller options perfect even for the emerging entrepreneurs strapped for cash. Read on to find out what else Zoku has to offer.


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Comfort Stay

After expressly checking-in through the Zoku app or at stations in the Living Room, store your suitcases in any of the room’s hidden yet roomy storages—even fit for a bike.Want to have a meeting in your room right away? Close the screen to the loft bed, tuck in the stairs, and then spread the work supplies available in each room on the spacious table—more is available for rent including full-colour printer, Apple TV and many others. A spacious shower is available in all room types: Bootstrap, 16sqm, 24sqm and 30sqm—plus a kitchen for the latter two types.



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Meet for Work

To work outside the lofts, Zoku’s connected Welcome Area and Living Room has a bar stocked with choices from chilled caffeine to anything with strong spikes made with care by the helpful Sidekicks. Additionally, the comfy couches in the little nooks are good for tucking into a good book for rent at the library. More dedicated working space is at the communal working area, complete with a 3D printer, and in six meeting rooms with all the latest gadgets. There’s also an event space for up to 175 people, which often hosts events from startup seminars to yoga classes.



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Eat Socially

Although you can choose to eat alone or with your own business friends outside, eating with the community is encouragedat Zoku. The Living Kitchen servesmeals from breakfast to dinner in buffet or à la carte options made from locally-sourced and Zoku-grown produce on long tables, which welcome both Zoku residents and locals alike. Other options are dining with a view on the rooftop terraces by the greenhouse, or cooking in your room’s kitchen with basic supplies provided after foraging into local markets. Zoku also hosts weekly cooking classes for those who wish to improve.



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Let’s Play!

All work and no play is not the Zoku way, which is why there’s a dedicated game room and music corner, a state-of-the-art gym, and even a massage room to unwind—you can also offer a helping hand at Zoku’s greenhouse. To explore the Eastern Canal District in the heart of Amsterdam, bike rental is available per day or during the whole stayand the public transportations is just a stone’s throw away—the Sidekicks will be more than happy to help you get around, or book a show, or anything else in between.


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