Visiting address

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst

Pauwstraat 13A

NL-3512 TG Utrecht


BAK is located in the city center of Utrecht; for a map click here.

From Utrecht Central Station and shopping center Hoog Catharijne by foot (ten-minute walk): when you exit the shopping center, turn left and cross the square (the Vredenburg), turn right onto Lange Viestraat, cross the bridge and turn left onto Oudegracht, and then turn right onto Pauwstraat.

From Utrecht Central Station by bus: take bus number 50/51/52/52/74 to Neude square and turn left onto the Loeff Berchmakerstraat, and then left onto Pauwstraat. For travel advice, call 0900-9292 or visit


We are currently working on making the entire exhibition space at BAK fully accessible. Until the adaptations of the venue are finalized, the ground floor (which makes up over two thirds of the exhibition space) and auditorium are accessible to all, including wheelchair users. There is an accessible toilet on the groundfloor. Texts and subtitles are typically available in both Dutch and English. Moreover, we make video recordings of most of our public programs, which are made available on our Vimeo/YouTube channels after events.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Entrance fee


€ 6Regular Admission
€ 3<18, students, CJP, and seniors
€ 0<12, AICA, Museumkaart, and U-Pass

Pre-booking tickets for exhibitions is not required.

Public programs

See the Program page on this website or BAK’s Facebook page, and order your tickets below.

Opening hours

During exhibitions

Wednesdays–Sundays 13–17 hrs* 

Dates may vary during public holidays.

*Because of the current Covid-19 regulations, we close at 17 hrs instead of 19 hrs.

During public programs

See the Program page on this website.


Mondays–Fridays 10–18 hrs

Please note: due to Covid-19 regulations, our physical office presence is a bit more sporadic, but we remain reachable via e-mail during office hours. For general questions, you can contact us via [email protected].

Covid-19 guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, BAK adheres to a number of Covid-19 guidelines. Our guidelines are in line with the latest advice by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and legislation by the Dutch government. View our current guidelines here.