Descartes Hall


Campusplein 7-8, 3584 ED Utrecht, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 30 253 99 52 (front desk)

For questions about PPE, see the website.

The university grounds are smoke-free.

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Opening hours

Monday -
Tuesday -
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday -

From week 28 to week 34 the opening hours can deviate. View the opening hours for this summer here.

In this building

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics


Getting there

By Public Transport


Nearest bus stop: Kromme Rijn


Nearest tram stop: Kromme Rijn


From Utrecht Central Station:

Take a bus or tram 22 to the De Kromme Rijn stop or take a bus to the De Hoogstraat bus stop.

By Car

You can enter the address ‘Campusplein 1’ in Utrecht into your route planner. The ICU has very few parking facilities, and these are primarily reserved for local residents and loading and unloading areas for goods vehicles.

Bicycle Parking


On the ICU there are various possibilities to store your bike.

Accessibility and inclusion


Main entrance

Wheelchair accessible

Location: on the north side of the building.

Type: regular (automatic) doors.

Note: a wheelchair ramp is present. Access card required for access.



Location: on the north side of the building. After entering the main entrance the elevator is on your left afer 6 meters.

Range: 2 of the 2 floors.


Wheelchair Accessibility

Accessible toilet


Location: on the north side of the building. After entering the building turn right after 6 meters. Follow the corridor to the end.

All-gender toilet

Present at GF.


Not present

Contact the central control room of Facility Services: tel. +31 30 253 1300

Lactation, first aid or quiet room


Type: Lactation room

Location: room 1.08.

Facilities: refrigerator, not water.

Access: for PPE staff.

Photo Gallery

  • The hall behind the main entrance of Descartes Hall
  • The common room of Descartes Hall
  • The accessible toilet of Descartes Hall