Not Going Back to the Office any Time Soon: Coworking Spaces in The Netherlands

Martijn Smit*, Veronique Schutjens, Aleid Brouwer

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the Netherlands traditionally many employees often did not work not at the office. The Dutch workforce was a large user of third spaces, especially in libraries and coffee bars and in coworking spaces. This meant that for most Dutch workers the switch to working from home during the pandemic was less substantial than in some other countries. These third spaces did suffer from the loss of working clientele during the pandemic and some (non)commercial third spaces had to close. Dutch coworking spaces are mostly found in densely populated areas and are either located in the inner city or at industrial sites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
EditorsMina Akhavan, Marco Hölzel, Divya Leducq
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031260179, 9783031260186
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2023

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


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