What we're about

If you want to make movies, go to Hollywood.
If you want to make musicals, go to Broadway.
If you want to make apps, go to Appsterdam.

— Mike Lee, Mayor of Appsterdam

You have come to the best place in the world to be or become an App Maker!

Appsterdam is a volunteer-run, non-profit community, which organizes events for App Makers, by App Makers. We provide infrastructure to support the app ecosystem with weekly lectures, weekly bar meetups, peer support, tech events, and more. Our goal is to bring people together, no matter what background or skill level you possess. Cross-pollination is the key to innovation. At any of our events you can meet a developer, a designer, an accountant, a marketeer, or even a lawyer. Who knows? Maybe the person you meet is the one who will raise your project to a higher level, or change your life for the better.

Appsterdam is the world capital of apps, established in Amsterdam, as a center of gravity for our industry, to provide a place where all App Makers can gather, and to create a framework for people to give back and support the community.

Come along with us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Appsterdam Business Chat

Appsterdam HQ @ A Lab

One thing I have learned talking to people around the world is that lack of VC funding is never the problem. The problem is that people think about business the wrong way. Appsterdam Business Chat is your chance to get advice about whatever it is you're trying to do from someone who knows how to do things. Appsterdam provides coffee and tea, and snacks, typically donuts. If you have special requests or suggestions, let us know in the comments. If you would like to make a day of it, you are welcome to bring your laptop and sit in our free workspace provided by A Lab, then join us in the evening for dinner and drinks at Cafe Bax. Everyone is welcome regardless of technical knowledge. 12:30 Welcome! Doors open 13:00 Introductions 14:30 Room closes, invited to work in our workspace. 19:00 Meeten en Drinken at Cafe Bax, Ten Katestraat 119

Weekly Meeten en Drinken

Cafe Bax

Join us in the cozy cafe where Appsterdam was born. This is the place for you to meet your fellow Appsterdammers in a relaxed setting. Get to know members of the community, meet a potential business partner, bring your app to share with others, exchange ideas with like-minded people... No talks are ever scheduled and everyone is always welcome to join. Be sure to ask the waitress/waiter about their seasonal beers and grab a snack to share with your friends. All Appsterdammers get 10% off the entire bill, so order whatever you want to eat/drink. Then sit back and enjoy the company of your peers. The time is always Wednesday at 19:00. The place is always Café Bax (http://www.cafebax.nl/). Please note: It's a very casual event so people often don't RSVP or show up exactly at 19:00. So don't fear, you can *always* find Appsterdammers at this event! Not sure you're in the right place? Just ask the waiters!

Appsterdam Peer Lab

The Coffee Room

Come join Appsterdammers for a cup of coffee and a chance to ask questions or talk about the problems you're facing in your projects. Bring a laptop, meet other devs, and find someone who can sit down with your code and help you out with the problem you're facing. If you'd like to just come and answer questions for people, bring your laptop and maybe get some work done if no one asks you questions. The event is over at 11, so you're better off coming closer to 9 to make sure you have a chance to get the help you need. Just to give you an idea, things you might ask about we can help with might include: • Using git or GitHub • iOS Development • Android Development • Ruby on Rails • Python/Django • Unit Testing • Swift • Other app-making things your peers can help you with

Appsterdam Game Night

A-Lab Amsterdam

Do you like board games? Come and join us for an evening of new friends, intriguing games, and casual conversation. We have several board games available for you to play, or bring your own! Check out our list of games! https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/singingwolfboy&own=1 Come by directly after work, or drop in whatever time you want. You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks to the event, but please avoid anything messy! This event is organized by Appsterdam, a group focused on software development and apps. However, EVERYONE is welcome to join this event, whether or not you know anything about programming. This event is hosted at A-Lab, Amsterdam’s ultimate living lab. A-Lab is a coworking space that hosts creatives and technologists. To find out more, go to https://a-lab.nl.

Past events (1,341)

Appsterdam Peer Lab

The Coffee Room

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