EKKO strives to be as accessible as possible to everyone. Since we’re situated in a narrow canal house with a rich history, some hard to eliminate hurdle remain inevitable. This doesn’t make EKKO accessible to anyone who wants to visit us. If you have questions about accessibility or want to make a specific request regarding accessibility: please send an e-mail to Rik de Graaf via rik@ekko.nl. In case of a special request, it’s important and desirable that this request is sent to us at least 3 days in advance of your possible visit to EKKO. This to help as good as possible and to guarantee you a sufficient response.

Questions about accessibility of a concert on an external location can also be sent to rik@ekko.nl.

Information about our building concerning accessibility

EKKO unfortunately is not adapted for (electronic) wheelchairs, but we’ll do the best we can to help you and to fulfill to your custom requests. At first, it’s important to notice that there is no weelchair accessible bathroom in EKKO. Next to that, if you’re visiting EKKO, you’ll encounter two augmentations/platforms in front of and behind our entrance door. In our cafe, some areas are augmented in height, which makes our bars inaccessible without assistance for handicapped people. We do have ramps available in our venue, which our employees are happy to provide for you. Cloaks and bags are stored in our locker room on the second floor, which is only accessible by stairs. Our employees can assist you with storing your belongings if you cannot access the locker room.

When inside, our main room is easily accessible because it is situated on the main floor and has hard standing. The narrowest way in the direction of the main room is 70 centimetres wide, and for wheelchairs with a small turning radius (most manual wheelchairs have this radius) 85 centimetres.

Are you not able to stand or do you want to bring a trained service dog? Send us an email at rik@ekko.nl.


EKKO is situated in the centre of Utrecht, in the Pijlsweerd district. EKKO is easily accessible by car, bike or public transport.

EKKO is located in parking zone A2, which means paid parking is in effect in this district. Car park Paardenveld (850m distance from EKKO) can also be found in this area. For more information about parking in Utrecht’s city centre, check out https://www.utrecht.nl/wonen-en-leven/parkeren/. For parking rates and opening hours of car park Paardenveld, check www.paardenveld.nl

Public transport
EKKO is easily accessible by bus. Bus stops Oudenoord (buses 3, 6 and 7) and Adelaarstraat (bus 1) are the closest ones to EKKO (3-5 mins walking distance). For the most recent bus times, you can visit www.9292ov.nl.

Taxis and Ubers can stop in front of our main entrance. Make sure to cite this address as your destination: Bemuurde Weerd Westzijde 3, Utrecht.

Website accessibility

For people who would like to visit our website in a calmer view, this is easy to set up on desktop, laptop and your phone. This goes as follows:

1. Settings
2. General
3. Accessibility
4. Reduce motion

1. Settings
2. Accessibility
3. Motion
4. Turn on reduce motion

1. Go to settings
2. Select accessibility
3. Select display
4. Check the box ‘reduce motion’

1. Go to settings
2. Select accessibility
3. Go to display
4. Click the toggle switch under show animations to turn animated visual effects off