Location Nieuwekade

Here, you can find the umbrella departments occupied with the day-to-day organisation of HKU. Classes are also held there.

Contact and opening hours

Visiting adress

Nieuwekade 1
3511 RV Utrecht
Telephone: 030-2091509

Postal adress

15203500 BM Utrecht

Opening hours of building

Mon - Fri 8.30 – 17.00 hrs

Opening hours Service Desk Student Affairs

Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.00 hrs

The Service Desk on location Nieuwekade is open for visitors from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On working days we answer emails between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. via sz@hku.nl. We can also be reached by telephone on working days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on 030-2091540.


How to get to Location Nieuwekade

By foot

Location Nieuwekade is within roughly 10 minutes' walking distance of Centraal Station.


Nieuwekade is also easy accessible by bicycle. You can park your bike in the locked bicycle park on level -1, which you can reach through the car park.

Public transport

If you are coming by bus, then get off at the Sint Jacobsstraat stop. From there it is a 5-minute walk. For Utrecht's public transport timetables, visit U-OV.


You can park in the vicinity of the building. Our car park is for staff only. At the website parkerenindestad.nl you can find out where to park and the applicable charges.


If you are attending a course at HKU Creative Transformation then you will be given lessons at the Nieuwekade location. HKU's expertise centres are housed here, too.

  • This expertise centre supports the development of education for creative professionals in all phases of their career.

    Read more about this Expertise Centre

  • This expertise centre encourages, advises on and coordinates HKU's activities related to practice-based research and internationalisation.

    Read more about this Expertise Centre
  • This expertise centre helps students, graduates and lecturers in their professional life by encouraging the capacity for creative adaptation, strategic insight and, above all, an actively entrepreneurial attitude.

    Read more about the Expertise Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Student Affairs Service Desk. They will be able to help you with questions on (almost) anything HKU students encounter.