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

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

BAK is open Wednesday-Friday from 12.00 to 18.00 

During exhibitions

Wednesdays–Sundays 12–18 hrs* 

Dates may vary during public holidays.

In 2023, BAK is closed on: January 1, April 17/18, April 27, May 1, May 26, June 5/6, September 18 and December 25/26.

During public programs

See the Program page on this website.


Mondays–Fridays 10–18 hrs

For general questions, you can contact us via