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ACU is a political-cultural center in the Voorstraat, directly in the center of Utrecht. ACU is non-commercial, independent from the municipality’s agenda, and fully run by volunteers. ACU has found its niche as is for more than 40 years integral part of Utrecht’s cultural and political scene.ACU is host to a wide range of activities: café, vegan restaurant, concerts, disco nights, political events, jam sessions, benefit events, parties, movies, library, and meeting place for political and cultural initiatives.

House rules

We want ACU to be a nice and safe place where people can enjoy themselves. To make this possible we have some house rules. We hope you enjoy your time with us!

  • Cash only

    ACU does not use any forms of electronic payment in the bar. So if you want to buy a drink or pay for entry, hit the ATM first!

  • 99% Vegan

    Please do not bring meat or fish into ACU.

  • No drugs

    We have zero tolerance for hard drugs. If you are spotted using hard drugs, you will be asked to leave and risk a bar ban.

  • No harassment

    We don’t tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or any other form of oppression, exclusion, violence or harassment.

  • No dogs

    Dogs have sensitive ears, so when ACU is busy and the music is loud, this is not the best place for them.

  • No photography

    Please don’t take photos or videos of people unless they have explicitly agreed to have their image taken.

  • No cups outside

    We risk a fine if people take drinks outside.

  • Be quiet outside

    We try to maintain a good relation with our neighbors and keep disturbance as minimal as possible.

  • Follow instructions from volunteers

If you have been harassed or feel that you are a victim of discrimination or were mistreated by a guest or a volunteer, please let us know by filling in this form, or ask a volunteer present for assistance.