Ad agencies are well-known for being a hot bed of creativity and the new offices of JWT Amsterdam perfectly reflect that. Housed inside a former department store building in one of Amsterdam’s hottest neighborhoods, the new space is now open for some seriously surprising business, thanks to design director Alrik Koudenburg and designer/artist, RJW Elsinga.

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As the entrance window states, the agency aims to be “Seriously Surprising” in their work and in their office environment.

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From the moment you enter the door and see the wall mural upside-down, you know it’s not going to be your typical stuffy office behind those walls.

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The ‘Think’ space is meant to be an “inspirational garden” where ideas are invented and planned out. It includes a library, as well.

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A raised seating area in the ‘Think’ space looks out over Leidse Square

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‘Make’ houses some CMYK colored, giant digital looking robots that double as cabinets for storage. The space is there to bring ideas to life and make you feel like you’re in a “creative toolbox”.

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No matter where you eye takes you, it lands on something fun and visually stimulating so I’m sure there’s no shortage of ideas amongst the employees.

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The illustrations throughout were done by Kamp Horst, Sieger Duinkerken, Anders Rokkum, Leyp, and Jeroen de Boorder (graphic design).

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Cafe

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Greenhouse space

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Photos by Kasia Gatkowska.