Book-Café The Barricade

Book-Café The Barricade

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The Barricade is a volunteer-run public library with a focus on anarchism and leftist politics. In our permanent collection, we have a variety of materials (books, journals, zines) on feminism, marxism, postcolonialism, environmentalism, veganism, squatting and DIY culture. This collection consists of both classic and contemporary texts in English and Dutch. Becoming a member and borrowing books is free. 

We believe that self-education is a crucial element in the struggle for social change and therefore we aim to provide a space for collective learning. We organize discussions, reading groups and workshops that are free and open to anyone who is interested. 

We are open every Sunday from 4pm to 11pm. At 7pm vegan food is offered for donation by the Barriccoons Kitchen, an Utrecht-based anti-food waste collective inspired by raccoons. 

opening times: 

Every Sunday from 16:00 to 23:00


  • bar/cafe
  • book shop/info shop/library
  • discussion/presentation
  • food


Voorstraat 71
3512AK Utrecht


Former squat, now legalised

Upcoming events

Sunday, 25 March

Sunday, 01 April

Sunday, 08 April

Sunday, 15 April

Sunday, 22 April