In 1899, entrepreneur Cornelis Hellingman acquired the plot of land in the picturesque Jordaan neighbourhood between the Looiersgracht and the Passeerdersstraat. The former liquorice-producing site of the Klene sugar refinery had been demolished after a fire and in its place construction company Hellingman’s Bouwmaatschappij commissioned the carpenter and architect Jan Lenderink to build new warehouses and a factory building.
Looiersgracht 43 is an inspiring hub situated on the far right of several terraced warehouses. In the second half of the last century, a third, top floor was added. The property boasts an abundance of space, high ceilings and a generous open-plan office layout enhanced by windows looking out to its secluded back garden.
The location constitutes a sweet spot between the arterial Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgracht canals. Shops, restaurants and cafés are to be found around every corner, yet the tree-lined Looiersgracht itself retains a tranquil, almost bucolic feel with bobbing pleasure boats and Instagram-worthy bridges. The bustle of Leidseplein and the green space of the Vondelpark are within easy walking distance.
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The Collection feels like home to us. The beautiful design, the friendly hosts, the history of the building, the open spaces to collaborate and the wonderful amenities really add to our team member experience. We love it here!
The spacious meeting rooms and hospitality at The Collection were a real draw for us, alongside the building's heritage.
The central location distinguishes us from 'magic circle' firms on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
When clients enter our office space, they’re astonished because nobody expects something like what we have here, in the heart of the city. An office in the heart of the city was always my dream. It’s really important for employee branding to have a nice office space where people feel at home. The Collection could provide us with this, with the location and all the amenities that come with the membership.