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)



Too much screentime? Too much stress? Too much inside? Appsterrun, the way out. A weekly easy-pace run in the Westerpark with some relaxation and a well-deserved coffee afterwards. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃 🏃‍♀️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scoG3HhvPvk

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!

Coffee Coding

The Coffee Room

Whether you are a seasoned programmer or learning to code, wouldn’t it be cool to run by your challenge with another programmer when you get stuck? Or you have questions, or simply want to be in the environment of other like-minded friends while you work on your project? Welcome to Appsterdam. Bring your laptop and get feedback, encouragement and support, no matter what level you are at. Share and contribute. Get guidance. Feel good. All levels are welcome, so don’t be shy. In the future we plan to have break-out sessions where we will have short talks on valuable topics and also conduct mini-hackathons where all of us get to participate and learn together. Maike and Daniel are super committed to have an inspired group. We start at 9 and end at 11 sharp, so some a bit closer to 9 to make sure you get the help you desire. Many thanks to Samuel Goodwin for initially founding this group and 6 years of dedication. It is our honor to carry on his legacy and take it higher. We have all learned from him and are grateful. Just ask and maybe we can help you with: • C++ • iOS Development • JavaScript • Rust • Ruby • Swift • UI/UX Design (Adobe XD, Balsamiq, Keynote, Sketch)

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Weekly Meeten en Drinken

Cafe Bax

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