The building

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) is located on the Prinsessegracht in The Hague, just a short distance from Den Haag Central Station and Malieveld. 

The neoclassical building originally designed by Zeger Reyers (1790-1857) was replaced in 1937 by a modern construction designed by architects J.H. Plantenga, J.W.E Buijsen and J.B. Lursen. Under the guidance of Van Mourik Architects, the building was renovated in 2000, which resulted the academy’s new layout, the transparent structure, and the expansion at Bleijenburg. 

The current structure at the Prinsessegracht occupies 18,000m2 and houses all of the academy’s departments. There are many different spaces at the staff and students’ disposal, including an auditorium that seats 150 people, beautiful galleries, and state-of-the-art workshops.

Read more about the history of the KABK

Spaces and studios

Students and staff are invited to use all of the building’s spaces for exhibitions, performances and/or meetings. Most students are allocated a studio space during their studies – rules for use apply, please read them here. Students and staff can book a space via the booking system Asimut or by sending an email to boekingen@kabk.nl.

For external parties: Would you like to rent a space?

Education first is a rule at the KABK. We do, however, rent out our spaces to external parties as meeting rooms or locations for receptions or video recordings from time to time. We recently hosted the Vluchtingelingenacademie (or ‘Refugee Academy’), have been a location for meetings of Kunsten 92, Amnesty, and The Hague Municipality, as well as being a Crossing Border Festival location. 

For questions about renting a space, please contact Lizzy Kok.