The caffè on Zuidas with the best flex spots and delicious Italian coffee.
With a stable of over 350 different food firms – from oyster experts to cocktail shakers and tapas kings to pita queens – We Canteen is bringing some of the best café, bistro, single dish and food truck entrepreneurs from the city centre to the food court in World Trade Center. You are able to lunch on homemade soups, filled rolls, seasonal salads and fresh juices but also every day different local food entrepreneurs take the stage and offer a constantly changing selection of hot meals from around the globe – think Asian, Arabic, South American and Mediterranean specialities like burritos, paella or curry.
Stach is the perfect place for a quick stop to get your perfect cup of coffee or a bite on-the-go. They serve coffees, teas and other beverages, croissants, take away sandwiches and a broad selection of cakes and other delicacies.
Ox & Bucks is a grand café at the Zuidplein of the WTC, where guests can sit inside as well as outside on the terrace. Whether you want some coffee while preparing for a meeting, to enjoy a lunch with friends and colleagues or unwind after a long day at the office with a glass of wine or a cocktail, Ox & Bucks is the place to be! On the menu there are classic bistro style dishes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the afternoon drinks there are plenty of cocktails, beers and wines to choose from. Keep an eye on the Ox & Bucks events calendar to learn about their special evenings!
All right, so what is poké? Poké (pronounced poh-kay) is a Hawaiian dish, originally consisting of sushi rice, raw fish and several different toppings served in a bowl. You could basically describe it as sushi in a bowl. If you are not a fan of raw fish – don’t worry. We also serve smoked chicken or tofu. Everything we serve is made with love.
Che Buono is the Italian trattoria on the Zuidas where you can enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or afternoon drinks with finger food. Through the open kitchen of Che Buono you can see your fresh Italian dishes including pizza's, pasta's, salads and fish or meat dishes getting prepared. Che Buono is open on weekdays from 12:00 on, guests can enjoy food or drinks inside the cozy trattoria or outside on the terrace. Staying at work until late? No problem, Che Buono has delicious food to go!
Sushi Time has been part of World Trade Center Amsterdam from 2001, offering lunch, dinner, take away, sushi workshops and catering. This World Trade Center restaurant offers a unique concept: top quality at a time and pace that suits you. The two conveyer belts display a complete range of delicious sushi and other dishes from our teppanyaki grill. Serve yourself with whatever takes your fancy and pay at the till when you’ve finished your meal. Or, if you are having a working lunch, why not order Sushi Time’s Bento box: a lacquered box with four layers of sushi, sashimi, salad and a hot dish. The company is also only too happy to cater for your company drinks party or teach you how to make sushi in a sushi workshop. The restaurant is open for lunch from 11.30 to 15.00 but remains open for take away until 18.30 or 21.00 on Thursday and Friday evening. Check out our website for special offers, including our Tuesday lunchtime Sumo special when every dish costs € 2,50. Or drop by for our all-you-can-enjoy nights on Thursdays and Fridays or try our Hanbun Hanbun dishes, our Japanese version of tapas.
Fast lunch or healthy dinner? You don't feel like cooking but you want to eat healthy? Wagamama Zuidplein is located in the WTC right next to the train station. So easy! Do you live or work near Station Zuid? Take it easy and have your food delivered.
A little corner of Holland in the heart of the Zuidas, that’s De Blauwe Engel – a welcoming café in traditional Dutch style. The menu focuses on heartwarming food – uitsmijters with fried eggs, ham and cheese, deep-fried bitterballen and coffee, made the oldfashioned Dutch way. ‘We aim to make you feel at home. We like to look after our guests.’ It’s also a popular destination for company drinks parties. And if you’ve stayed around too long after work, there is also a weekly dinner menu with meat, fish and vegetarian options. Friday night is a regular dj night. Keep in touch with what’s happening via their busy Facebook page.
The aim of the AH to go format is to ‘combine speed, fresh and tasty products, great coffee and an energetic atmosphere’ to better meet the needs of Albert Heijn’s busy customers. You’ll certainly find everything you could want for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the AH to go store on World Trade Center’s Zuidplein: from fresh fruit juices, croissants, fresh filled rolls and yoghurt, to healthy salads, sushi, stir-fries and single-portion microwave meals. And recently we even deliver your favorite lunch and snacks to you. Within 15 minutes, just in the office! Go to ahtogodelivery.nl, enter your zip code and choose your lunch.
Broodbakker Simon Meijssen
In this dynamic neighbourhood you can get a large selection of fresh bread and pastry by Simon Meijssen baked with passion. Ideal for breakfast, lunch, or something nice with your coffee.
Wineboutique & Spirits
This Wineboutique & Spirits has been located in the middle of the financial epicenter of the Netherlands “De Amsterdamse Zuidas” since September 2014. A place for quality conscious customers, but also for commuters who want to quickly take a nice bottle home.
For a sharp new suit, the latest in dress shirts or even a luxury tie, SLFMD Tailoring at World Trade Center’s Central Hall has the answer. Company founder Rafaël Antón van Wezel is on hand from 11.00 to 19.00 Tuesday to Friday and by appointment on Saturday to make sure you look your best. Trained at Amsterdam’s prestigious fashion institute, Rafaël knows his suits. Each suit is as individual as you are. Aside from the basic cloth and cut, customers can choose a flamboyant or subtle lining, how many pockets and buttons they prefer and even the colour of the stitching. A tailor-made suit will cost on average between €500 and €600. In addition to specialising in business attire, SLFMD also offers wedding suits, made-to-measure shirts, trousers and tuxedos. You are welcome to stop by anytime for more details, a look around and of course, a fine cup of espresso.
‘ZuidasTravel.nl is a lot more than a drop-in travel agency,’ says managing director Bert Verschoor. ‘Rather, we offer a user-friendly online booking website with a support office in the WTC to help out with questions or solve problems.’ The company specialises in business travel – from booking tickets to hotels and cars, but is also happy to help arrange that holiday of your dreams. Travellers can compare flight and hotel prices on ZuidasTravel.nl and either book directly online, or if their flights are complicated, send an email to the multilingual staff. ‘It’s all about flexibility and offering a dynamic package,’ says Bert. ‘We’re here to deal with the difficulties.’ Of course, there is someone on call 24/7 to deal with emergencies – ranging from missed connections to strikes. Customers also benefit from the company’s database, which means all their information, from frequent flier numbers to passport details, is automatically filled in on any booking form, saving valuable time for secretaries and busy business travellers.
World Trade Center Amsterdam is managed by CBRE Property Management. The management company office is located close to the entrance to the B-tower on level 2. The office houses the real estate department as well as the financial administration department which deals with rental income and service costs. You can read more about the real estate operations on the next pages. We also take care of marketing for the complex and ensures proper communication with both sitting and prospective tenants. Our technical and facility managers are in charge of the WTC’s technical operations and the operational duties are carried out by a number of preferred suppliers. WTC Servicepoint is manned by staff from a preferred supplier. Centrally located, WTC Servicepoint is the place to go with all your questions, comments, complaints and maintenance requests.
WTC Servicepoints are the public face of the World Trade Center Amsterdam organisation. It is where WTC-based companies can come to with all their suggestions, complaints and questions about the complex and its facilities. Whether the question is about rubbish collection, cleaning services or the plants in the central courtyard, the WTC Servicepoint staff aim to deal with it within 24 hours. In their smart grey uniforms, they are the link between tenants and WTC Management. WTC tenants can contact the WTC Servicepoints either in person, online through the Facilitor system, by phone or by email via firstname.lastname@example.org. Making it easy to communicate is central to WTC Servicepoint’s philosophy, as is ensuring customers knowing their problems will be solved. The desks is open during office hours, but operates a 24-hour alert service for emergencies.
WTC Amsterdam Business Club connects tenants and company owners by organizing thought-provoking activities, such as conferences, business lunches, new years’ events and sporting events. Once you’re a member of WTC Amsterdam Business Club you will meet CEO’s from national and international businesses. The Business Club can become an interesting part of your network. Members include, amongst others, intermediaries from the international business world and managers from the energy industry, financial service industries and the legal profession, as well as leaders from the real estate trade and government. All WTC Amsterdam residents are entitled to one (free) membership. WTC Amsterdam Business Club also has many paying members; they are made up of managers and directors from regional companies. Members’ input is active; take for example the sporting activities and debates.
Conveniently located on the ground floor, TOO conference and catering services are a key part of the World Trade Center Amterdam operation, organizing meetings, conferences, drinks, parties and presentations for both WTC tenants and other companies in the area. It is possible to organize a variety of meetings, from a meeting room for a few hours to a multi-day conference complete with lunches, cocktails or transatlantic high quality video conferencing. The WTC Amsterdam Conference Center has three boardrooms, six meeting rooms of different sizes and an auditorium which can host up to two hundred people. Companies in the WTC with limited office space can also arrange to use the facilities on a regular basis. If you are feeling hungry and can’t leave the office, the Room Service catering operation will deliver to your door. It can also organise an in-office drinks party for 500 or a boardroom lunch for 10. And if you are working late, the service desk staff will also be happy to arrange to have drinks and rolls sent to your office.
ABN AMRO’s bright and cheerful office in World Trade Center Amsterdam is a traditional high street bank with a twist. Situated in the heart of the WTC, ABN AMRO’s WTC operation offers all the usual services you’d expect from a big bank - from straightforward banking services to mortgage and pensions advice. However, its close proximity to the Expatcenter means the bank specialises in helping foreign nationals find their way around the Dutch banking system as well. Its English-speaking staff are on hand to help customers set up a Dutch bank account, explain how Dutch credit cards work and advise them on their insurance needs – all the international expat community needs to get them started in the Netherlands. Make an appointment or drop by for a chat to find out about the complete range of services on offer.
Their in-depth knowledge of webinars is based on 15+ years of experience. They are happy to share their knowledge with you, their customer and partner, in order to contribute to your success. Benefit from their expertise throught heir service offering and special webinar and webcast formats.
Established in 1995, De Kredieter is a mortgage and commercial property agent which specialises in helping international workers and expats find their way through the complex process of buying a house in the Netherlands. The team of 10 professionals are all experts in their field. After all, in order to provide a professional service, it is vital they are fully up-to-date with changes to legislation in the financial services market, and can explain the different processes to their customers. As an independent broker, De Kredieter works with practically all banks and insurance companies in the Netherlands. Because it is an independent company, De Kredieter is also able to offer a choice of different cost-effective financial solutions tailored to the specific requirements and needs of its clients. Prospective home buyers are welcome to drop by the centrally-located offices for a chat about the options. De Kredieter has conveniently long opening hours and you can also make an evening or weekend appointment.
IN Amsterdam provides a one-stop-shop service for international companies and their highly skilled migrant employees so they can deal with all the necessary paperwork under one roof. IN Amsterdam is a joint initiative of the cities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Almere, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum and Velsen along with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). With simplified procedures, IN Amsterdam aims to better meet the needs of international companies and their expatriate employees. Expats can contact or visit the Expatcenter for help with any other expat-related issues - its expert staff are ready and able to answer questions, provide information and offer advice on a wide range of topics. The comprehensive website also offers useful links and tips (www.expatcenter.com). IN Amsterdam's partnership programme connects expats and internationals with local expat-related service providers in the Amsterdam area and provides a full list of trusted partners – from language schools to insurance companies.
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Get in shape and stay that way, in twenty minutes per week without sweating and changing outfits. It’s the ideal workout for WTC employees and visitors who see their fitness aspirations undermined by their busy schedules. But it’s possible: for little over a year now, fit20 in the WTC Amsterdam has successfully offered individual programs for employees and residents of the Zuidas. Dressed in your regular daily clothes you conduct a short but intensive workout under the guidance of your personal trainer. The exercises are intense but are performed in a controlled motion in a 17 degrees studio. Therefore sweating is eliminated and showering and changing clothes isn’t necessary. In less than half an hour you’ll be ready for your next business meeting. David Lenahan: “We value quality rather than quantity. Traditional fitness programs take up to much time, disturb the workflow and rely on self discipline resulting in irregular training frequencies. Despite its intensity fit20 is accessible to people from all fitness levels. Anyone can benefit from fit20!
‘The best way for office workers to avoid having to use my services is to do some form of sport and get up from their desks and walk around from time to time,’ says Rob Janssen, a specialist physiotherapist who has over 20 years experience in treating World Trade Center workers. The compact clinic offers fast-track treatment for everyday complaints and specialises in back, neck and shoulder pain – the complaints associated with sitting still too long, Rob says. Rob is also a fully qualified manual therapist and expert in dry needling, a technique which uses solid needles to relieve muscle pain. Rob aims to first see patients within a couple of days of them getting in touch. Sessions are short so you can easily fit one into your break or lunch hour. And if you have a complaint which is more difficult to treat, theWTC clinic is part of a bigger full-service physiotherapy practice based in Amsterdam Zuidoost.
The HB Hairstylers team has been cutting and styling hair in World Trade Center Amsterdam for over 18 years, welcoming ladies and gentlemen from both inside the complex and further afield. The team prides itself on its hospitality and expertise, so you can return to your desk or head off home revitalised after a relaxing visit. Berge and Christina are top talents with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of hair care; from colouring and highlights to problems and products. They’ve been involved in television make-over shows, the fashion industry and training newcomers, and their own personally-developed cutting techniques have been adopted by thousands of hair stylists. Having great hair is about more than the cut, it’s about listening to the client’s wishes, about giving good advice and using the right colours and styling aids. ‘It’s all about service,’ says Berge, who favours Aveda and Alterna’s luxury products. Feel free to phone or drop by the salon for an appointment.
Zuidas is a special area. Just minutes away from the city center and Schiphol Airport, Zuidas is fast becoming a real Amsterdam neighbourhood, where people work, study and live. The Hello Zuidas foundation was set up to represent the hundreds of companies located on in Zuidas and to strive for the best possible living and working environment. The foundation works together with the city council, representatives of the national railway company NS and security and cleaning firms – anyone with a vested interest in making the area a dynamic hub. Drop by the Servicepoint to pick up a copy of the English-language magazine Hello Zuidas, packed with information and interviews. Or browse through the other leaflets and brochures outlining all the area has to offer: from fun runs and food festivals to outdoor concerts. ‘We are creating a community here, so people get to know each other and companies take an active role in building Zuidas into a prime location,’ says Hello Zuidas director Olivier Otten.
Holland Interplan boasts years of experience in offering top-notch accommodation for people who have been located to work in the Netherlands on a temporary basis. From a smart apartment in Amsterdam, to a fivebedroom family home close to shops and schools, Holland Interplan can help make sure international workers find a home away from home. And because many of the homes are owned by the company itself, Interplan even offers a special scheme to help you choose the colours and furnishings for your rental home. The company also offers specialist help in Japanese under the Asunaro label. Holland Interplan and Asunaro focus on Amsterdam, Buitenveldert, Amstelveen and Schiphol, where some 90% of expats are located. And it goes without saying Interplan’s staff can also help their clients with a whole range of services to help them settle in, from help with an internet connection to leasing a car. They can even help you find suitable office accommodation as well. Of course, the multilingual staff are on call 24 hours a day to deal with emergency situations.
Daycare center Partou Strawinskylaan is a special daycare centre for children up to the age of four, conveniently located at the heart of World Trade Center Amsterdam. The centre caters to a wide mix of nationalities, reflecting the background of people working in the WTC, and the team of experienced and friendly staff make sure Daycare center Partou offers a safe, comfortable environment for your child. The centre is located in a light and airy part of the I-Tower where the sun streams in. But a trip outside is a daily occurrence. The Partou staff believe fresh air is good for children. Partou Strawinskylaan offers a wide range of activities: from playing with the puppet theatre to story-reading, and a music teacher visits once a week. They also often organise activities along different themes and it goes without saying they celebrate holidays such as Christmas. Children also have the option of a hot meal at lunch time. The daycare centre is open from 07.30 to18.30, so you know your child will be safe if you have to make an early start or your meeting over-runs. World Trade Center workers have priority on the waiting list.
Phisage Beauty & Wellness is an oasis of calm and relaxation in the heart of the bustle of World Trade Center Amsterdam. The salon’s founder, Ruth Jansen, is a beautician specialised in facials and massage. Ruth’s relaxation treatments, many based on ancient Asian techniques with a holisitic appoach, are the starting point to enable her clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her popular Neck ‘n Back massage is particularly relaxing for people who use computers intensively and Ruth offers special company rates for employers who want to spoil their staff. Phisage Beauty & Wellness uses Paula’s Choice products, high quality treatments that are free of colourings and perfume and made with respect for the environment and welfare, and Essie products for manicures. Phisage Beauty & Wellness is working together with the Bewust Gezond Institute. Bewust Gezond is an institute specialising in healthcare, increasing your energy levels and also offers weight loss programmes. Ruth offers customised make-up services to take you on to that special event after work. You can also pick up a gift certificate as a present on the way.
Need to be up and about for an early-morning meeting, a flight departing from Schiphol Airport, or are you staying late at the office? The 82-room Qbic Hotel WTC Amsterdam located in the World Trade Center is the comfortable, chic and smart overnight option. Every hotel room has an all-in-one Qbi in which the bed, bathroom with walk-in rain shower and desk have been integrated. Your smart way to stay! The sumptuous breakfast buffet is waiting for you in the Qbic Living from 7:00 to 11:00 AM, and breakfast to go is an option too. Book a room? On www.qbichotels.com you will always get the best price.
The highly qualified dentists and dental hygienists at Tandartspraktijk Noordermeer provide you with a variety of dental treatments to maintain/improve the health and beauty of your teeth. The dental professionals are specialized in esthetic and lasting solutions and work with porcelain fillings, facings, crowns, implants and bridges. Through state of the art technology called ‘the Cerec’ -a computer aided process that constructs and produces all kinds of porcelain restorations- the staff is able to provide you with top quality solutions in the shortest time possible! The Cerec precise restorations allow the dental professionals to preserve and strengthen healthy tooth structure economically without wasting your precious time. In addition you can also visit the practice for other dental treatments, like regular check-ups, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening. New patients are always welcome at Tandartspraktijk Noordermeer. The dental team speaks both Dutch and English and also welcomes children.
Make sure your business suits and shirts are always clean and pressed by using the services of Van Rooijen Drycleaners. Long established in World Trade Center Amsterdam, Van Rooijen offers a 24-hour service: clothes dropped off before 13.00 can be collected the next day after 13.00. Charges are reasonable, the service is prompt and friendly and you’ll always have a clean shirt in the office. The company also carries out clothing repairs, so there is no excuse for having a broken zip. ‘It’s all about good service,’ say the staff. ‘And we’re always happy to help out a trusted client with a missing button’. Customers can take advantage of the customer card, which costs €10 and gives regulars a 10% discount on all their dry-cleaning.