Kinder Landing 2.0: Office

Workplace

You can find us here:

The Kinder office is on the 2nd floor. After you pass the hallway with kitchen and restrooms go left. Our office is the last one in the row.

TQ

TQ is “a curated tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, founded by The Next Web.”

At the moment over fifty web tech companies and vibrant members (international investors, startup founders and likeminded peeps) share the space. 

TQ helps the residents scale and cultivates an active community, which has the following perks:

  • All residents and members are part of an active community Slack channel and are available for questions anytime.
  • The building hosts the smallest disco in the world.
  • Every Friday afternoon from 17:00 - 18:00 there is happy hour at the club with free drinks!

Office layout

Since everyone starts at a different time and works different days, we don't have assigned seating for all of you. Please consult the map below to figure out where to sit. If every seat is taken you can always find a spot on the sofa or any empty seat outside of our office. You can also find yourself an extra chair and share a desk!

Google calendar

Please post your days in the office in Google Calendar (Kinder office) each week before Friday 12:00 am. This way we'll know how busy the office will be and when we can pick your brain.

If you’re planning on working from home, please do indicate that in the calendar as well, just like when you’re taking some vacation days.

The headphone rule

We don't like rules tbh, but focus is important to finish tasks. You are the boss of your agenda and you are in charge of when you can be disturbed and when you can't. Headphones on = do not disturb. Simple, right? Try it out!

Lunch

Generally, people go out to buy something, or heat up their leftovers, around 12:30/13:00 ish. There are two Albert Heijns around the corner, and the club upstairs serves a lunch buffet. We've also recently added a fridge to our office (jeej!) but if you need extra space you can also make use of the fridges in the TQ kitchen.

We like having lunch together, so if someone shouts "who wants to have lunch!?" don't be shy and feel free to tag along. You probably already spotted the comfy chairs at the end of the hallway, that's where we tend to sit to eat :)

Snacks & drinks

Whenever you're feeling the urge ;) We have nuts and fruit in the office, you are welcome to grab it when needed. The fruit is delivered to us by Vitamine&zo every Monday morning and we’re not getting extra if we’re out before the next Monday. So be considerate and don’t claim it all so your colleagues still have something to snack on at the end of the week.

In the hallway between the stairs and our office, you’ll find the kitchen with a state of the art coffee maker (it also does hot water and milk foam).

Please DO NOT be nice to your office mates and bring them a drink. #sittingisthenewsmoking so ask them to join you on your quest for caffeine instead ;)

Smoke breaks

TQ is a smoke-free building, but you can always go down to the back entrance (not the flower market side) and light a cigarette outside.

Fun and games

When you take the stairs down to the -2 level you'll find a hall filled with ping pong tables, badminton nets, swings, and trampolines. Do take advantage of it to get your energy up again in times of after breakfast/lunch/dinner/hard thinking dips.

Clean up your shit

You need to clean up your own shit. Take your cups to the dishwasher rack. Throw away your stuff. Keep your working area nice and tidy. Less clutter taking up desk space = less clutter taking up mind space.

Think about the environment

Try the one-towel trick

Throw paper in the paper bin (in the kitchen) and glass in the glass bin (also in the kitchen). For companies in Amsterdam plastic is collected together with other trash and recycled later on so you don’t have to worry about that.

Think about bringing your own lunch to cut back on plastic packaging though. We’ve got plates and cutlery in the office.