The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) follows the advice of RIVM (the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment,) and the Dutch government.

FAQs about the building/facilities at the KABK

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Corona Flowchart - Can I come to the academy?
Corona flowchart - Can I come to the academy?

The necessary precautions have been taken so that students and staff can do their work safely. The academy building is provided with disinfectant solution, shielding material and tape to mark workplaces and walking routes. In the field of hygiene, we follow the advice of the Dutch government and the RIVM, as published here.

coronavirus basic precautions at the KABK
Corona House Rules, keep this in mind when entering the Academy building

As from Monday 30 August 2021, the 1.5m distance for universities of applied sciences will be lifted. This means that no 1,5m distance needs to be kept within the academy. This applies to all students, teachers, and staff.
Please remember to keep the 1.5 metres distance outside the academy.

In order to responsibly release the 1.5m distance as of 30 August, the following Covid-19 measures are set by the Dutch government:

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory
    • when walking through the building and
    • when 1,5m distance cannot be kept in the workshops.
  • Urgent advice to take a self-test at least twice a week before coming to the academy; you can order FREE self-tests via
  • Disinfect your hands regularly and sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Ventilation is very important; open a window where possible.
  • Stay home if you have symptoms -- regardless of whether you have been vaccinated -- and get tested; do not come to the academy. Not sure if you can come to the academy? Consult the KABK Flowchart "Can I Come to the Academy?'
  • Working from home advice for staff:
    We follow the national advice for home working from the Dutch government. Please contact your head of the department to arrange who works where and when.

The building is open to current students, teachers and staff only.

The workshops are open on the following days
Monday to Friday: from 9.00 - 21.30 hrs.
Saturday: 10.00 - 16.30 hrs.

For specific opening hours of each workshop please check the KABK Portal.

The workshops will have to be booked in advance via Asimut.

The workshops, rental, library and canteen are closed during the holiday breaks.

The regular opening hours of the academy building are:

Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 22.00 hrs
Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Sunday: closed

See here the limited opening hours during the holiday breaks

As of 30 August:
Wearing a face mask is mandatory when walking through the building and when 1,5m distance cannot be met in the workshops.

The canteen is open during the regular opening periods of the academy. The canteen is closed during the holiday breaks.

The general RIVM guidelines regarding hygiene apply here too.
Payments should be made by PIN.

Only employees of the KABK can use the parking spaces at the academy and upon request via

The nearest parking facility is Q-Park New Babylon. The KABK is best reached by bicycle or train, The Hague Central Station is only a 3-minute walk.

Please contact for any questions related to accessing the building and the building facilities.