Contact information:

Address: Herengracht 420, 1017BZ, Amsterdam.

Phone: +31 20 210 1280


StartDock embodies worklife 2.0: A healthy work-life balance with an awesome ‘work’-part. We build co-creating communities on the common fundaments of joint growth, friendship, complementarity and entrepreneurship. We achieve this by facilitating the perfect working environment for startups, freelancers and independent professionals.

StartDock creates a global network of local communities, in which entrepreneurial members have the urge to help each other. The combination of complementary companies on each location, forms self-driving teams of young and ambitious entrepreneurs who are connected worldwide. StartDock facilitates the optimal working environment per location, to bridge the hardest period of business: the start-up phase.


People often ask "How did you guys come up with the idea of a coworking space in the city centre of Amsterdam?" See our brief coworking history, in a short timeline:

Mid 2015

Young students and entrepreneurs Johan Assink, Carsten van Eken, Stephan van Eken, Thom Wernke and Jan Hein de Wilde knew eachother from Faculty Association EOS, a study association of the Faculty of Social Sciences on the VU University in Amsterdam. The 5 young students stood in a studentbar, discussing: “Allright, we do have our own businesses, but we have no proper office. How great would this idea be: A building, on a central location in the very heart of our beautiful city Amsterdam, totally full of start-ups like ours, sharing resources, network and entrepreneurial idea’s?”

January 1st 2016

The opening of the first 300m2 of StartDock coworking Amsterdam, on Herengracht 420. The goal: Filling these 300m2 before june 2016, to be able to soon rent the other 300m2 of this building.

April 1st 2016

The first 300m2 totally filled up; growth of StartDock with 300m2 more on Herengracht 420! Our coworking concept now occupied an entire building, instead of just 50% of the building.


StartDock coworking is looking for a second property for it's coworking concept. Do you have the golden tip for us? Feel free to contact us!

StartDock Team