The largest municipality of the Brussels-Capital region, the city of Brussels is at once a historical, political, cultural and economic center for Europe. It is the administrative center of the European Union and many European institutions have their headquarters in its European quarter. NATO also has its base in the city. Its many museums and rich culinary heritage make it a beloved destination for tourists and its very cosmopolitan population is one of its most attractive qualities. Remotely Serious has compiled a list of coworking spaces for you to stay productive during your visit or longer stay in BXL!
The Mug Brussels Coworking Space
Conceived as more akin to a second home than an office, the Mug offers three locations in Brussels. The Mug Schuman, on rue Charles Martel, the Mug Flagey, on rue du Monastère, and le Phare du Kanaal near the canal, offer a bright, colorful, and peaceful coworking area that can be accessed through different memberships. A one-day pass costs 25€ and grants you 24/7 access all year round with a code, as well as free fair-trade coffee, access to a printer, and to quiet phone boxes. A 10-day pass costs 155€ and gives you 1 hour of free meeting room use. A 7-day hot desking pass comes at 195€/month and with 10 hours of meeting room access, while the Barista option at 250€/month gives you a fixed spot and 15 hours for meeting rooms. Each space offers equipped meeting rooms of different sizes that can also be booked on their own, starting at 20€/hour. Le Phare du Kanaal also features a café-cafeteria offering homemade meals, and can be rented out for events.
Silversquare has 7 spots across Brussels, all created in collaboration with artists and designers, but its Louise location is the original, where networking is strong and organic. A day pass at 35€ grants you access to any of these spots Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, and comes with free coffee or tea, use of the shared and open spaces as well as of printers and copy machines. The hot desk membership, from 325€/month, is comprehensive: business address, 24/7 badge access, a locker, and free access to meeting rooms, phone booths and relaxation areas. A dedicated desk in the open area starts at 395€. Events for members are scheduled regularly, and meeting rooms of various capacities can also be booked.
WeWork 31 Rue du Commerce
The coworking giant WeWork has a typically bright and comfortable location at 31 Rue du Commerce in Brussels. Accessible with a day pass starting at 29€, this particular space is also dog-friendly, and offers an outdoor area, a mother’s room and a wellness room. The typical amenities are also available, from meeting rooms to phone booths and printers. A basic monthly hot desking pass is 179£ and lets you access not only this location, but about 180 others, and gives you two credits to book meeting rooms and private offices. Dedicated desks and private offices are also available.
Over three different rooms, Betacowork offers a comprehensive range of amenities for its members. Meeting rooms, a message service to contact other coworkers, 3 equipped kitchens, a relaxation room, a shower, and more are accessible at most payment levels. The smallest but still attractive offer is the Community membership at 50€/month, giving you 4 hours of coworking in the cafeteria each month weekdays from 9am to 6pm, as well as free access to events. The 1 day/week membership at 105€ grants you 32 hours of coworking and 2 hours of meeting room access Monday-Friday 8am-8pm. The full-time membership at 295€ gives you an unlimited number of coworking hours 24/7, and just add 105€ per month for a fixed office.
Hive5 Cours Saint-Michel
Located just a few minutes away from the Mérode subway station, Hive5’s Cours Saint-Michel space offers 640m2 of communal area, coworking, and private office space as well as meeting rooms for up to 25 people. The coworking offer costs 175€/month and gives you access to the coworking area as well as to the bar, the phone boxes, the relaxation room, a private locker and a printer, and 4 free hours of meeting room usage. The Shared Office option gives you a fixed desk in an office with other people and comes at 350€/month. Any membership also grants you access to the other Hive5 locations.
The women-focused coworking and community space WOMADE, located on Boulevard Adolphe Max, is filled with natural light, plants, and comfortable places from where to work, chat with other coworkers, or take a break. There are three different Digital Nomad passes on offer, depending on how many days per week you wish to use the space. Digital Nomad 1, at 95€/month, grants you 1 day per week of coworking between 7:30am and 10pm, as well as access to all amenities (free coffee, the library, the printer) and 3 hours in the meeting/podcast room per month (yes, there’s a podcast room!). 2 days per week cost 155€/month, and 3 days come at 235€/month. The Podcaster pass gives you 5 half-days in the podcast room over 5 months, with podcasting equipment available. WOMADE is all about networking, and members can attend monthly community events, but there is also a Networker membership at 33€/month to attend 2 events per month (whether these are breakfasts, networking events or online) as well as access the book club and the library.