The Story of Tribes

In the past, flexible offices were (well, there is no other way to put it) dull and boring. Desks placed in white cubes, with a computer and a chair, were called ‘an office’. And maybe, if you were lucky, there was a painting on the wall. It all began when Eduard Schaepman and Jasper Bekkering walked into these cubes. The duo felt the same: this can be done differently. At the time, they didn’t know, but this was the start of a whole new flexible office era.

Inspired by the past of his own nomadic family, Eduard dove into nomadic behaviour. He learned about indigenous nomadic tribes, and wanted to share their wisdom and beauty with the world. They combined it with a great place to work, and that's how Tribes Inspiring Workplaces was born: a place where Business Nomads can work, meet and connect in an inspiring environment. Wherever the business takes them. Ever since, Jasper and Eduard have passed several milestones.

Launch

February 2015

First location

May 2015

Beach office

August 2015

Tribes goed to Belgium

December 2015

Best National Flexible Workplace

December 2015

Amsterdam

September 2016

Tribes Pictures presents: Nomads in Kyrgyzstan

December 2016

Gordon and Eduard Schaepman collaborate!

December 2016

Most Stylish Coworking Space In The World

April 2017

First House of Tribes Café

May 2017

Best National Flexible Workspace

December 2017

Tribes goes to Germany

February 2018

Coworkers Choice Award

April 2018

Tribes Pictures presents: the Kingdom of Women

October 2018

Kingdom of Women

November 2018

Scale-up of the Year

March 2019

Coworkers Choice Award 2019

June 2019

Expansion

November 2019

Expansion

January 2020

Expansion Raamplein

February 2020

Webinar Rooms

March 2020

Blue Zone Offices

April 2020

Private Floors

May 2020

Expansion

September 2020

Expansion

June 2021

The Tribes concept was launched and the world learnt about our inspiring workplaces for the first time!