Zoku, the Amsterdam-based pioneer of the home/office hybrid, today announced the kick-off of the event series ‘Better Together’. The first iteration, Zoku x RIJKS® on May 29, will see Zoku transforming 25 of its lofts to private restaurants where couples can enjoy a dinner prepared by chef Joris Bijdendijk and his team from RIJKS®, the culinary hotspot in Rijksmuseum that was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, among many other accolades.

For less than 200 euro per person all-in 25 couples will be able to enjoy an intimate four course dinner with a selection of wines handpicked by Max van Bockel, Head Sommelier at RIJKS®. During dinner, chef Bijdendijk will zoom in for a personal touch. Guests can end the evening on the private rooftop terrace for a nightcap. Included is an overnight stay in the award winning Zoku Loft, a spacious micro apartment equally suited for living and working with the ability to screen off your sleeping area.

Hans Meyer, one of Zoku’s co-founders, said: “Our better together-proposition is really showing its value in these trying times. We are community driven, so not only have we initiated a variety of projects for the community, we also kept looking for local partners to collaborate with to add value to their business, the city and our guests. What better way to kick off this series than with one of Amsterdam’s best chefs?”

Bijdendijk, Executive Chef at RIJKS® added: “This crisis has brought us a lot of creativity and energy. It is fantastic to see what has emerged in these times and that our guests still want to reward themselves with good food, drinks and getaways in their own country. We are very happy to give a Zoku x RIJKS® experience this way.”

Three lofts will be made available at no cost for ‘Lieve Amsterdammers’ – a project that aims to honor local heroes that have made a positive contribution to the city.


The Zoku lofts are completely self-contained units with its own kitchen, workspace and bathroom, making them suitable for self-isolation or for use as a safe work-space for individuals or project teams. The innovative formula has allowed Zoku to successfully adapt to the current challenges in a locked-down Amsterdam.


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