The top 10 study spots in Amsterdam

Posted at: 17 May 2018

If you’re a person who ultimately needs the atmosphere of a café or other public study spot to get your work juices flowing, look no further. With this handy guide of the best study cafés in Amsterdam, you no longer need to fear losing time or productivity. You might need to check your emails between meetings, tie up a few loose ends online at the end of a day or simply want a change of scenery but finding the perfect spot for a bit of surfing can be tricky. I’ve been looking for good Amsterdam study spots for some time, there are a few vitally important things when looking for a place to work which are: 1. A super-fast free Wi-Fi connection 2. Plugs to charge devices 3. Good coffee

Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam.

1. Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s main public library is located near Centraal Station in a bright modern building that overlooks the city on one side and the waters of the IJ on the other. They have 7 floors, and cover nearly every topic of study. The library has great views and is a wonderful place to spend some time. Bring your laptop to study or work and take a break at one of the cafes located on the top floor or ground floor.

The OBA is free to visit but if you want to borrow materials you will need to apply for membership. However if you want to use the WIFI you can also pay €1 per 30 minutes or €12/year.

2. Amsterdam University Library

The Universiteit van Amsterdam Bibliotheek on Singel is a great place for students to have a quiet place to study. In addition to tables and desks around the building there are also private study rooms and computers you can use. The library is accessible to students, faculty and staff and anyone with a library card. There is an open WIFI network for students.


A former cinema on the 20's, this is now one of Amsterdam's coolest coffee shops. It screams hipster-cool but that also means they serve a mean cup of coffee. Their excellent free Wi-Fi also means you'll spend hours working away here without being disturbed.

4. Stedelijk Museum Library

The Stedelijk Library is accessible for free without a ticket to enter the museum. And they have a reading room with free WIFI access. There is also a cafe in the main lobby of the museum and a restaurant on the side.

5. Bagels and Beans

With half a dozen or so outlets in Amsterdam alone, there's no denying these guys are experts when it comes to service. If it's super-fast Wi-Fi and great coffee you're looking for, you're sure to get it here.

6. White Label Coffee

White Label Coffee is a hipster paradise. In fact, it is ideal for those of you looking for somewhere to go and work remotely for a few hours. They're specialty coffee roasters so you know this stuff is amazing.

Coffee & Toast.

7. Coffee Company

It is one of the more well-known coffee chains in Amsterdam. Their large tables and free Wi-Fi mean that working remotely is ideal and you'll find plenty of other customers doing the exact same thing here. This one next to Central Station is a great spot, with lots of natural light and a spacious interior.

8. Coffee & Toast

Situated in Amsterdam New West, this is a bikershop, lunchroom and barber all into one. There is great music and food and it is also near Sloterpark if you want to clear your mind and take a walk.

9. The Hoxton

One of the best work spots in Amsterdam. With big chairs and open spaces, and great coffee. It is located on one of the city’s most beautiful canals, also perfect for night owls as it closes at 1AM.

10. The Student Hotel, West & East Amsterdam

This hotel provides the perfect place to work, bustling with students and acting as a networking hub also. There is plenty of space and the chairs are comfortable to work in. With two locations on opposite sides of the city.

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