The Commune


The Commune is Rotterdam’s international incubator for creative entrepreneurs. Meet our community, attend an event, take a class, or become a member.


In The Netherlands, more than 60% of the creative sector is self-employed, and many struggle to make it past the first few years of activity. At The Commune, we make sure that creative entrepreneurs keep their motivation alive and reach their full potential, by providing shared facilities, knowledge resources and feedback, but also network opportunities.

Created by designers and supported by strong local actors, this incubator empowers (re)starting creative freelancers to develop their projects and studios durably. Thanks to 255m2 of beautiful and functional spaces, tailor-made trainings, mentoring sessions and community events accessible to all budgets and profiles, The Commune builds a healthy and strong creative community in Rotterdam.



Enjoy The Commune 24/7 and work on your projects without restrictions. There, you can stay at your own desk in the Studio, concentrate and brainstorm in the Research room, receive clients in the Meeting room or prototype ideas in the Workshops while using professional machinery for great results. Click to discover our services, space and prices.

Flex access

Are you looking to work only few days a month in a beautiful place made for creatives and surrounded by a dynamic community? The Commune space, program and events are accessible to part-time entrepreneurs for a fair price. Discover our various passes options, or try The Commune experience for a free day by clicking below.


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Most creatives lack entrepreneurial reflexes and slowly “learn by doing” at the expense of their motivation. At The Commune, we teach the knowledge creative freelancers need, over 8 short and inspiring classes.

The classes helped me to plan the development of my design studio for the long term. Now I know where to invest my efforts and what are the best growth strategies for my work. Finally I feel ready to start my own entrepreneurial venture!
— Gabriel Fontana


Creatives continuously feed from outside input, but being a freelancer doesn’t always allow an easy access to qualified feedback. The Commune’s mentoring sessions provide positive criticism, tips and support.


Yoga, lectures, tours or drinks: don’t miss out on our program!