About Us

Appsterdam is a volunteer-run, non-profit community which organizes events for App Makers, by App Makers. We provide infrastructure to support the app ecosystem with weekly lectures, weekly bar meetups, peer support, tech events and more. Our goal is to bring people together, no matter what background or skill level you possess.

Cross-pollination is the key to innovation.

At any of our events you can meet a developer, a designer, an accountant, a marketeer, or even a lawyer. Who knows? Maybe the person you meet is the one who will raise your project to a higher level or change your life for the better.

Stichting Appsterdam is a non-profit meta-organization that provides common ground for all App Makers, regardless of platform, occupation, or business model, in Amsterdam and beyond. An App Maker is a person or organization who contributes to the creation of apps, be they engineers, designers, businessmen, lawyers, or marketeers. An app is a piece of software that transforms its hardware to provide a complete productized experience. Appsterdam is the world’s most advanced infrastructure for App Makers, by App Makers. Our goal is to bring App Makers together, and our mission is to support the interests of App Makers worldwide. We have built Appsterdam, the world capital of apps, to establish a center of gravity to our industry, and to provide a place in the world where all App Makers can gather. The intent is to build a structured ecosystem of cooperating App Makers with Amsterdam as its center. We help App Makers understand and practice community values, such as craftsmanship, quality, diversity, cooperation, and professionalism.

For inquiries, please write to info@appsterdam.rs


Appsterdam acquired the ANBI-status. An ‘ANBI’ is a Dutch non-profit public welfare organization. Donations to Appsterdam are tax deductible. You can find Appsterdam in the ANBI search tool. Here is a capture of the search tool screen that you can add to your tax declaration. Appsterdam has to comply with the associated ANBI regulation, which includes transparency. In this section you can find the required information. If you have any inquiries with respect to the ANBI status, please write to legal@appsterdam.rs.

  • Full name of the organization: Stichting Appsterdam (Appsterdam Foundation)
  • RSIN (Legal Entities and Partnerships Information Number, tax number): 850954678
  • Physical address: Stichting Appsterdam, Oudebrugsteeg 9, 1012JN Amsterdam, KvK: 53633334
  • The purpose and the policy of Appsterdam is described in the mission statement above as well as in the statutes of the foundation. Policy chances will be described in the annual report or (if needed) in separate policy plans. You can find these documents in the download section below.
  • Board: Mike Lee (chair), Jacqueline de Gruijter, Tom van Arman (treasurer) Martinus Meiborg, Samuel Goodwin.
  • Remuneration policies: Appsterdam board members, including the roles of chair, secretary and treasurer, do not receive a remuneration for their work as board member. As specific Appsterdam events may need dedicated production time during normal business hours, Appsterdam may for example hire producers, project managers, or promotors for such events. Board members may be engaged for such roles.
  • When producing events, people are only hired and production costs are only made if covered by funding or sponsors, in other words, Appsterdam event attendees don’t pay for production costs, nor for making profit of events.
  • Appsterdam may charge for an event for two reasons: (1) to cover per capita costs (for example third-party entry fees and catering) and (2) to assure that RSVPs will turn up, for example if Appsterdam volunteers have put much efforts in such an event or if substantial community funds are invested in an event based on the amount of RSVPs. In the latter case, the event fee (minus possible per capita costs) is reimbursed if the participant shows up.


Contact information

Stichting Appsterdam

Oudebrugsteeg 9 – Kamer 3.59

1012JN Amsterdam

KvK-number: 53633334