het huis van betekenis
het huis van betekenis

Space for drawing

Our building at Lauwerecht 10 in Utrecht: a converted wood workshop from 1780

‘Het Huis van Betekenis’ is a platform for drawing culture and a podium for illustrators. We aim to promote drawing as an artistic and engaged practice. The location, community, activities and the focus on illustration make the Huis van Betekenis a unique place in The Netherlands. A place where we give more meaning (= ‘betekenis’) to the art of illustration.


More than fifteen illustators and affined creatives have found their place in this creative hotspot, located in the hart of Utrecht. Together with its members and visitors they form HB’s creative community. What connects us? Our faith in the narrative strength and societal value of drawing. And most of all; we love to draw.


We organise events, exhibitions and workshops throughout the whole year. We work on both commisioned and collaborative illustration projects with organisations and; we love sharing our space. Illustrators or affined creatives can rent a work space here. It’s also possible for organisations to rent our space for workshops or other gatherings that relate to the illustrative arts. You are more than welcome to come watch or join in on our activities.

Are you curious to know who you’ll run into at our location? Check out who has already joined the Huis van Betekenis. ga naar bewoners

Drawing can give rise to cultural and societal renewal. The Huis van Betekenis aims to contribute to this rise. The foundation Huis van Betekenis was established in 2018 by Albert Hennipman and Mark Schalken.


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Are you a professional illustrator or organisation and interested in visiting our building, organizing an event, or cooperating on a project? Or do you have other questions? Send an e-mail to Albert Hennipman.


Stichting Het Huis van Betekenis

platform for drawing

Lauwerecht 10,  3514 bb  Utrecht





Bank: NL23 TRIO 0379496119

KvK: 73083305

Btw: NL 859347515 B01


How to reach us:

  • By train: a 20 minutes walk from Utrecht CS, or take the bus line 3, 6, 7 or 55.
  • By car: parking garage Paardeveld (ten minutes walk) or payed parking in the street (not always possible)