“This futuristic hotel is like WeWork combined with Airbnb”
“New hotel concept provides global nomads with a local social life”
“One of the 25 Coolest Hotels in the World”
“10 of the best apartment hotels around the world”
“These New Hotels Can Actually Compete With Airbnb"
Zoku provides a home base for travelling professionals who are living and working in a city for periods from a few days to a few months.
You could call Zoku a re-invented apartment hotel – in fact – Zoku creates a new category in the hotel industry: a home-office hybrid, which is a relaxed place to live, work and socialize with like-minded people while getting wired into the city.
Business travel can often be lonely and uninspiring. This is the place for you to quickly get rooted in the city, join inspirational talks and connect with your neighbors and the locals.
Starting from €130 – book directly for best rate guarantee.
The Zoku Loft and Loft XL are flexible home-office hybrids and offer all the necessary facilities to live comfortably and work efficiently, while also offering the possibility to personalize your space with your taste of art.Explore
A buzzing bar, a comfy living room, lively kitchen, communal working spaces and some gorgeous rooftop terraces: we’ve got it all. If you’re like us and enjoy meeting people in the flesh, our open-plan social spaces and Sidekicks will lure you into connecting with other residents. Or just come to our daily Fika coffee break at 3.30pm. For those who prefer interactions made up of zeroes and ones: there’s fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi all over the place.Explore
Life doesn’t become more social than through sharing food. That’s our founding food-philosophy. Our Living Kitchen serves tasty, simple and honest food on long communal tables, which are ideal for salt passing and idea swapping. There’s no need to scroll through your social timelines while devouring our tasty dishes; just come grab a beer from the bar, share a meal with strangers, chat with the chef and let serendipity guide your evening.Explore
WHEN | November 22, 2018
TIME | 19.00 - 21.30
WHERE | Zoku
An introduction in how to solve disagreement constructively.
You had a disagreement with your colleague who now avoids your presence. She sends you regular emails, with the whole team in cc, complaining about your work.
Your intern is consistently missing deadlines, upsetting your elaborate planning.
Your team needs to make a decision, but one team member stubbornly rejects every proposal.
We’ve never learned how to deal with elephants.
The working place is rife with elephants: issues, disagreements, conflicts, all hushed up and ignored. Most of us avoid issues, because we don’t know how to tackle them. We’ve never been taught how to resolve disagreements constructively.
Sometimes we’re driven to a breaking point, and decide to let the other person have it. We feel we’re in the right, so we want to have our point of view prevail, have the other person give in. This does not lead to a real resolution, as it always leaves one person’s view dismissed.
What if you had tools to tackle these pesky pachyderms, resolve disagreements constructively, and nurture your professional and personal relationships?
Deep Democracy: Elephant Whispering for Beginners
Deep Democracy is a practical approach for solving conflicts on individual and group level. It’s ‘democratic’ because it emphasizes the importance of every voice, because decisions are wisest when both majority and minority voices are valued. It’s ‘deep’ because it goes beyond a rational discussion of ideas. It deals with emotions, attachments, and patterns, encouraging self-development and engagement with others.
In this introduction, you will learn about the theory behind Deep Democracy. You will also get some very light hands-on experience, practicing a tool to tackle difficult conversations with colleagues and partners. Your office will be much more comfortable, once devoid of elephants.
People not Projects founder Ann Cassano is a cultural anthropologist and psychologist. For over a decade she has worked for and with refugees. Noticing that refugees don’t always get a say in projects which are supposed to benefit them, she started looking for methods to boost refugee participation, inclusion, and agency in projects with NGOs. One of the methods she uses is Deep Democracy, which bolsters minority voices and ensures their participation in decisions. Ann lives and works in Amsterdam. She has a thing for elephants.
TICKETS | Free. Tickets Available via this link
WHEN | November 23, 2018
TIME | 18.00 - 22.00
WHERE | Zoku's Living Room
Join us after work as Zoku’s Living Room becomes a stage to some wonderful musical talent!
Open Stage sign-up starts at 18:00 and we begin at 19:00. There are 8 spots available, 3 songs each (preferably originals). No sign up in advance. Each performer gets a free beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverage! Whether you want to play or watch, come and enjoy the music and kick-start your weekend with us!
A bit about Amsterdam Music Project:
“Amsterdam Music Project (AMP) is all about bringing musicians and music lovers together in alternative, unique spaces around the city. We look to blur the line between audience and performer, ensuring that everyone is involved in creating a one of a kind experience.”
TICKETS | Free entry. Just turn up! Keep up to date with any info at our Facebook event here.
WHEN | November 29, 2018
TIME | 18.00 - 22.00
WHERE | Zoku's co-working space
Many people like to go and play after they work. For that, Amsterdam is the right place to be. That won’t be too surprising. However, what if you could work and play, simultaneously? What if you could develop a mindset and gain the tools to make your work more meaningful, engaging and energizing?
To answer those questions: you can! And you can find out more by reading on. Zoku is about people, especially like-minded ones. Bringing people together can produce the most amazing results. If you add to that mix a creative environment and passionate speakers, you get a powerful recipe for change.. That’s exactly what we have in store for you: an opportunity to discover your Inner Beast, provided by Extraordinary Life.
In the jungle of life there is a path that will lead to more impactful, more meaningful and more engaging work. But it’s not an easy path to walk. It takes skill and drive to walk this path – and the Inner Beast session will support you to take the next steps. During this fun and interactive two-hour session you will create some intense moments filled with blasts of energy together with fellow participants. There will also be more tranquil time to reflect and look at yourself in a brand new way. And of course there will be insightful learning moments.
So get ready to discover your unique talents and the driving force that nourishes you with energy.
Get ready to unleash your Inner Beast!
TICKETS | Free. Sign up by completing this short form
A place you can call a second home, even on your first visit.
So much more than a long stay hotel. It’s a neighborhood.
Where the neighbors borrow more than a cup of sugar.
They share ideas and ambitions.
They mix the local lowdown with the global highlights.
Where the word on the street keeps you streets ahead.
For this is a ‘good company’ company where everyone can bring their dreams to the table.
Where those busy connecting the world can catch up with each other and the scene surrounding them.
Smart and uncompromising, Zoku is a hive of smart lofts and friendly spaces, designed so you can stay connected, well rested and throw yourself into your work, your play and our city.
This is a place that is furnished to fit, not to split.
Encouraging each other to live, not exist.
To dream, not sleep.
To smarten up, rather than dumb down.
To go at it together, rather than alone.
Together we can work hard, play strong and rest easy.
Whilst we blur borders, combine cultures and live our dreams.