Brussels, the European mecca for delicious chocolate and tasty beer, is also a melting pot of cultures and people. With many multinational companies and professionals choosing this city as their headquarter and homebase, no wonder Brussels has turned into a thriving startup hub with cozy, multifunctional co-working spaces where entrepreneurs of all breeds can find a professional home. Here are 10 of Brussels best co-working spaces:
Beta Cowork – Backed by BetaGroup and located at the ICAB Business & Technology Incubator, Beta Cowork is the biggest and largest running co-working space in Brussels. Members are freelance professionals, entrepreneurs and teleworkers, who are offered 24/7 access to great premises cleaned daily, meeting rooms and events space. With mission to connect and increase the potential of collaboration, Beta Cowork offers excellent networking opportunities and possibility for business growth. Free one-day trial. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €295 to €400.
The Mug – Located in a typical Brussels house with friendly atmosphere and vibrant event space, The Mug is a co-working space with 24/7 access to workspaces on two floors, wi-fi, meeting rooms and unlimited amount of coffee and tea. The Mug has evolved into a working home for 50+ professionals in journalism, communication, food sector, NGOs, law, European startups, and more. If you want to get away from the city, the Mug offers the same services at another location in the countryside. Cost: Monthly package is available for €160.
Les Galleries – Located in the historical part of Brussels, in the prestigious setting of the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Les Galleries is a co-working area and an art space, where you can find an exceptional work environment, a vibrant event agenda and countless networking opportunities. With focus on women entrepreneurship and intense collaboration with artists, Les Galleries’ community is quite inspirational and in line with their event agenda consisting of art exhibitions, presentations, seminars and conventions. Cost: Monthly package is available for €150.
Factory Forty – Located in an industrial complex in the Forest district, Factory Forty is selected as their go-to place to get some work done by designers, producers, architects, watchmakers, stylists and a whole bunch of other creative people. This large co-working space comprises 1200 sq meters of open-plan areas, private offices, meeting rooms and event space, all designed around a large garden. Offering spacious and bright environment, full amenities and business opportunities. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €70 to €280.
The Library – Spread out in three locations in Brussels, The Library’s community and its diversity is what is considered “the best part of The Library”: a network not only connecting high profiles in diplomacy, law, translation and think thanks but also young startups with a focus on design and art. The Library’s members can choose between co-working spaces, private offices and meeting rooms, decorated in a cozy, Nordic style with design icons and antiques. For the sunny days there is a garden complimented with homemade cakes. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €245 to €430.
Bon jour – Literally wishing a good day, Bon jour Brussels offers white and open space, comfortable workstation in the common area, wi-fi, unlimited coffee, tea, snacks, office printer/scanner, and access to meeting rooms and kitchenette. In addition, members have access to a creative room, book library and relaxing mezzanine. Very interesting event agenda including cooking workshops, networking drinks, inspiring talks and even concerts. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €180 to €330.
La venture – Home of a community of independent creative professionals, photographers, videographers, art directors and graphic designers, La venture is a co-working space and a photo studio in one. Members can choose from open studio or private offices, but all have access to kitchen, on-site cafe/restaurant, lounge/chill-out area, outdoor terrace, Skype room, and events and trainings taking place there. Cost: Monthly package is available for €250.
Re:creative – Situated inside the Aloft Hotel in Brussels, Re:creative is a co-working space equipped with giant TV screen, cool technology, modular tables and premium wi-fi. Guests are offered snacks twice per day, in addition to the unlimited amount of coffee and tea. Access to daily newspapers & magazines and print /scan/copy services is provided as well as access to re:charge fitness gym. Available for one day free trial. Cost: 10 day pass is available for €120.
Transforma bxl – Transforma is a thriving community of entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers and is a regular host of workshops, talks and trainings. It offers two floors of stimulating office environment distributed between open space, closed offices and meeting rooms. Members are provided with utilities, IT infrastructure, free coffee, recreation area and usage of xBox gaming console. For the outdoor minded people, there is a beautiful garden where you can grow your own vegetables. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €80 to €320.
The Loft – For a more francophone touch to your workspace, try the Loft; it offers everything you need to work in a community spirit, spread across five addresses that are both functional and pleasant (Louise, Congrès, Schuman, Parc Royal, Montgomery). Members enjoy 24/7 access, printer/scanner, meeting rooms, kitchen and lounge area. Membership fees according to your needs. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €295 to €350.