We write the code,
you work on
what matters

Running a business is hard. We handle the tedious technical work, while you manage the day-to-day operations and growth of your company.

What do you need built?

Validate your idea

If you’re seeking investors or testing the waters for your startup, we’ll build your minimum viable product (MVP). We will get it done promptly and with future work in mind.

While some believe that MVPs are built to be discarded and rebuilt later, we take a different approach. We will build it right from the start so that you have a solid foundation to implement future functionality.

2-4 weeks
Included for 6 months
Ready to start? Let us know!

Full-fledged software

At some point in a business’s life cycle, the turnkey solutions become too expensive or fail to meet the needs of the business. When that happens, custom software needs to be built. That’s where we come in.

For well-defined problems, we can work together to create a complete solution that will require few changes in the future.

1-2 months
Dependent on project
Want to work together? Let us know!

Not everything is complex

Perhaps you just need a simple website built. It might be a personal, professional, or promotional website. Whatever it is, it has no user accounts, blog posts, shopping cart, or any other complex features.

Simple works for us too! We’ll work together to design a website that you and your visitors will love, and you can then leave the rest to us.

1-2 weeks
€1000 + €200/page
Excited to get your website built? Let us know!

We're flexible

If your needs don’t fall into any of the other categories, that’s fine! We’re open to working with you as long as the project is within our capabilities.

We can’t make any promises except that we will definitely respond to you. Try us!

Check out what we've built

We're proud of the work we've done in the past, and we hope to add your project to this list in the future.

We believe in doing things right

If you like what we stand for, don't hesitate to reach out.


We only work with one client at a time. You have our undivided attention from the project’s start to completion, until you are satisfied with the end product.


We value open and transparent communication. Throughout the project, we will communicate our progress and ability to deliver within your time and budget constraints.


We promise to deliver our best work, even for MVP projects. We believe in writing quality code and being detail-oriented to save you time and money in the future.


We also believe in doing the right thing: we will not build software which enables exploitation or oppression of any group. It’s as simple as that.

Who we are

"Vrij tijd" translates to "free time" in Dutch.* We chose this phrase as our company name because it embodies what we want our business to represent. We left our full-time jobs so that we could have more free time, and we focus on building software for you so that you can have more free time. It’s a win-win.

* We know, we know. It's technically supposed to be "vrije tijd," but the .com domain wasn't available. Besides, our way looks and sounds cooler.

  • Malina Tran

    Co-Founder / Wife

    Malina is a software engineer with tons of experience in the consulting world. Before starting Vrij Tijd, she worked at 8th Light, Sweetgreen, and Nava PBC.

    More likely than not, Malina is going to be the one to make sure your project is a joy to use. With an eye for design and sharp project management skills, she will ensure a productive working relationship for all.

  • Gerard O'Neill

    Co-Founder / Husband

    Gerard is a software engineer who has been tinkering with the web since he was ten years old. Before starting Vrij Tijd, he worked at Etsy, Trello, and Atlassian.

    His work is done efficiently and with extreme attention to detail when it comes to code quality. If anyone else ever works on your project, they will be happy that Gerard wrote the code they have to work with.

Let's work together

Let us know what you need built! You can expect a quick response from us. If we are a mutual fit, we will scope out your project and build a product that you (and your customers) will love.