Dutch star-designer Marcel Wanders revamped this old school in the Jordaan into a cutting-edge eco-system for creatives and social entrepreneurs and named it the Westerhuis.
Inside is, among other things, The Hub, the Amsterdam home of the international network of co-working spaces. Offering flex-office services for independents and freelancers, The Hub, aside from providing Internet, office space and the cool address, perhaps most importantly puts people in touch with like-minded peers, fostering an international network for social and creative entrepreneurs.
The former school still boasts huge windows and the eco-conscious Hubbers have added sustainable furniture and a color-coded library. The time-based membership model means that rates start at a recession-friendly €20, so what are you waiting for, choose your desk and get to (net)work.