Location Mariaplaats

At Mariaplaats you will find not one but two HKU sites. The monumental buildings house HKU Utrechts Conservatorium. At this school, exploring your individuality and talent are the central focus. This is where you become the music professional who surprises the audience.

Contact and opening hours

Main building

Mariaplaats 28
3511 LL Utrecht
Telephone: 030-2091309

Opening hours main building
Mon - Fr 08.30 - 22.00 hrs
Sa 09.30 - 17.00 hrs / Sun closed

K&W gebouw (Arts and Sciences building)

Mariaplaats 27
3511 LL Utrecht
Telephone: 030-2091309

Opening hours K&W gebouw
Mon - Fri 08.30 - 22.00 hrs
Sat & Sun 09.30 - 17.00 hrs

For extra organ lessons the following churches are in use:

  • Leeuwenbergkerk
  • Pieterskerk
  • Buurkerk
  • building Ottone

Occasionally, other churches in and outside Utrecht are rented for special exams.

The Netherlands Carillon School

Grote Spui 11
3811 GA Amersfoort
Telephone: 033-4752638


How to get to location Mariaplaats

By foot

Location Mariaplaats is within roughly 10 minutes' walking distance of Utrecht Centraal Station.
The big yellow building on the corner is the Arts & Sciences Building. The main building is to its left.


Mariaplaats is also easy accessible by bicycle.


It is extremely difficult to park in the centre of Utrecht. We therefore advise you to use public transport. If you come by car regardless, then the Springweg Car Park is nearby. If you would rather park free of charge, then check the website www.parkerenindestad.nl.


In the main building of the Utrecht Conservatory you will find De Kapel. This is the neo-gothic chapel of the former men's hospital St. Joannes de Deo. The chapel has impressive stained glass windows by Heinrich Geuer and an original tiled floor.

HKU Utrechts Conservatorium uses De Kapel for acoustic concerts and lectures.


As soon as you step inside the buildings, you can hear it: everyone is busy practising at location Mariaplaats. It's all about music here!

  • This is one of HKU's schools. It is a large and multi-faceted conservatory, with a valued place in the European conservatory world. Our aim is to ensure that you develop into a professional musician with your own viewpoint. Your personal development is the focal point.

    Read more about HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

  • Also part of HKU Utrechts Conservatorium is the Netherlands Carillon School. You can find this exceptional study at a separate location in Amersfoort.

    HKU Utrechts Conservatorium is one of the few place in the world to offer a complete conservatory training for carilloneurs and bell players. The Netherlands Carillon School is therefore one of the few establishments to teach the profession of carilloneur to the highest level: Master of Music.

    Read more about the Netherlands Carillon School