Location Pastoe Fabriek

As soon as you get inside you can see this is the realm of the HKU Fine Arts students. Pastoe Fabriek is an open, creative environment. Nothing is too crazy for this place!

Contact and opening hours

Visiting adress

Rotsoord 3
3523 CL Utrecht
Telephone: 030-2091409

Opening hours of building

Mon – Thu 08.30 - 22.30 hrs and Fri 08.30 - 17.00 hrs


How to get to Location Pastoe Fabriek


Pastoe Fabriek is well situated and easily accessible by bicycle. You can park your bike in the covered bike store, which is 50 metres to the left of the entrance, next to the big garage door.

Public transport from Utrecht Centraal Station

Take the bus to the Tolsteegplantsoen or Vaartsche Rijn stop. Pastoe Fabriek is within walking distance.

Public transport from Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn Station

Pastoe Fabriek is a roughly five-minute walk from Vaartsche Rijn Station.


The closest place to park is in the ParkBee Rotsoord. car park. There is also paid parking a couple of hundred metres away in the Vaartsche Rijn car park. If you would rather park free of charge, then check the website www.parkerenindestad.nl.


Lucrative Dumpster Dives (LDD)

As with the locations Oudenoord and IBB-laan, at Pastoe Fabriek you will find Lucrative Dumpster Dives (LDDs), where you can pick up, deposit and exchange materials for creative and sustainable reuse. Not only students, but also lecturers are permitted to use the LDDs.

Check out the kind of creative works of art this produces on Facebook and Instagram!


In Pastoe Fabriek, it's all about fine art; there's no getting away from that.

HKU Fine Art

You like nothing better than to process your impressions of the world into autonomous works of art. You are determined and view your surroundings critically, but are open to learning. You enjoy sharing your many ideas and visions with others.

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Location HKU Loods

You follow the Fine Art master's program at the HKU Loods. This is a unique location with bright, spacious spaces in a studio building

Where is HKU Loods?

The HKU Loods is located at Koningsweg 2 in Utrecht, on a site where other sheds are also located. If you search "HKU Loods" on Google Maps, you will get the most accurate location.

How do I get to the HKU Loods?

  • By bike. It is approximately 10-15 minutes by bike from Utrecht Central Station
  • By bus. From Utrecht Central Station it is about 15-20 minutes by bus. You can take bus 12 to Rubenslaan (platform C8).
  • It is a 30-35 minute walk from Utrecht Central Station.
  • By car. There is a limited number of parking spaces. You can also park (paid) nearby.

Accessibility and other information HKU Loods

  • HKU Loods is partially wheelchair accessible, but the toilets are not.
  • The toilets are gender neutral.
  • Children are welcome. During events we have a children's playground.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • We ask you to come fragrance free. We strive for a low-odor space. Perfume can be a nuisance to those with sensitivity to chemicals.
  • There is a designated smoking area outside.
  • There is a first aid kit and there are people in the building with a resuscitation and / or first aid diploma.
  • We want the HKU Loods to be a safe environment. Discrimination is therefore not tolerated.

Do you have more questions about the HKU Loods?

Mail to ma.fineart@hku.nl or annette.krauss@hku.nl

This access note about HKU Loods was developed by one of HKU MAFA's Spatial Practice class "More than Friends: on belonging, access, and safe (r) spaces" led by Staci Bu Shea and Jeanne van Heeswijk. This project is concerned with structural limitations of art institutions. The note is a first elaboration and remains a work-in-progress.