Frequently Asked Questions
Do you speak Klingon? Can I bring my pet turtle? All the answers can be found here.
Is it weird if I join by myself?
No. Not in the slightest. :)
We're a warm & welcoming group that'll make you feel right at home. In fact, many of our members first joined by themselves and found lots of new friends (even love!) at Funbase.
Is Funbase just for adults then?
Yes. You have to be at least 18 years to join Funbase. This is the one space exclusively for the big kids. :)
Do I need a membership to join Funbase?
No! You do not need a membership to join Funbase. Both the monthly party on Saturday and sporadic Game Nights can be joined without a membership. You can sign up for those events and join the fun!
The monthly parties are the best way to get to know Funbase and try it out for the first time. These parties also usually have a special theme and extra fun activities. The Game Nights are more casual and are for playing games with the community and getting to know each other.
Some events can be members-only. It's clearly stated on the event page if that's the case. So check out the Events page for more information about the event you're interested in.
A membership gives you free access to our monthly party on Saturday, and some other perks, like a discount on food and drinks. Check our Membership page for more information.
How much does a ticket for Funbase cost?
A ticket for our monthly party on Saturday usually costs €17,50. This does not include food and drinks. When it's your first time, you get a 20% discount, so it's €14,–.
A ticket for our sporadic Casual Game Night costs €10,–. As the name suggests, this is a more casual event where we play tabletop and video games.
You can get a Funbase membership for €19,95 a month, which gives you access to all monthly parties and sporadic Casual Game Nights. It also gives some other perks, like a discount on food and drinks, a 20% discount on special events and more.
Do I need to sign up for an event?
Yes, you have to sign up on our website to join a Funbase event. You can do this on the Events page.
We have a limit on the amount of people who can access the space at the same time. To avoid it getting too crowded, we need to know how many people are joining. We also need this information to stock up on the right amount of snacks and drinks.
Do I need to pay upfront for my ticket?
No, we do not ask for a payment upfront. You can pay for your ticket, food and drinks before you leave the venue. Payment can be done by card, so no need to bring cash!
Some special events do however require you to pay upfront. That's usually the case with meetups outside of Funbase, like doing some laser tag, an escape room or something similar. If that's the case, it'll be stated on the event page.
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes, you are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks to Funbase. You're even allowed to consume them on the premises. We sell some snacks and drinks at the venue itself that are there for your convenience, but if you want to have something specific, it's best to bring your own.
However, alcohol isn't allowed! So bringing and drinking that on the premises is forbidden.
Do you serve alcohol?
No, we do not serve alcohol and you aren't allowed to consume it on our premises. We don't think alcohol is the right fit for Funbase and we therefore don't have a liquor license.
Is it OK if I join a bit later?
Of course! We open our doors at 14:00 on Saturdays (once a month), but that doesn't mean you have to be in at exactly that time. Join us whenever it suits you best.
It's good to note that we serve or order dinner at around 18:00. The rest of the day you're free to do and play whatever you want. The program for the day can be found on the event page.
How many friends can I bring?
This depends on the type of event. Usually we have a maximum of 9 friends you can bring. Funbase HQ has a capacity of 50 people, so check the specific event page to see how many people already signed up. You're more than welcome to bring friends, colleagues or family.
How do I get to Funbase?
We're located in the buzzing Amsterdam North district, at walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station. You get to the North district with the Buiksloterweg ferry that leaves every 10 minutes from Central Station and from there it's just a short walk to Funbase HQ. You can also take Metro 52 (Noord-Zuidlijn) to Noorderpark and walk from there.
Funbase is also easily accessible by car. It's a 10 minute drive after you leave the A10. Just follow the directions Google Maps gives you and you'll be fine.
When you get to Asterweg 20, simply follow the yellow lines on the road until you get to a playground. Enter the gate and Funbase will be on your left.
What is the parking situation like?
We used to have free parking at the door, but we now have a license plate based system on our parking lot. We can therefore only offer you free parking when you have a membership. So if you don't have a membership you can park outside the gates in one of the streets. This costs €1,40 per hour between 9:00 and 19:00.
Which board & card games can I play?
We carefully curate the games in our collection. There's something in there for everyone; from quick & easy social deduction games to more complex strategy games for the hardcore tabletop player.
Here's a list of our favourite board- and card games at the moment:
- Secret Hitler (social deduction game)
- Deception: Murder in Hong Kong (murder mystery)
- Exploding Kittens (simple party game)
- Bears vs. Babies (simple party game)
- Cards Against Humanity (card game for horrible people)
- What do you Meme (Cards Against Humanity with memes)
- Jungle Speed (fun party game testing reaction time)
- Munchkin (fun RP board game)
- Game of Thrones (more complex strategy game)
- Life size JENGA and JENGA Boom! (you know JENGA, right?)
Oh, and you can always bring your own game(s) if you want! If people like it we can always add it to the collection.
Check our Board Game Geek page for the full list. :game_die:
Which video games can I play?
You decide! So, do you feel like playing a shooter? Invite some people and go for it! Just jump in and play. We have the most popular games pre-installed. Currently popular at Funbase:
- Heroes of the Storm
- League of Legends
And on the big projector screen or 4K HDR couch co-op station you can play all kinds of party games for the PS4, WiiU & Switch. Currently popular at Funbase:
- Just Dance
- Mario Kart 8
- Super Smash Brothers
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