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The Barricade

ACU (Utrecht)

The Barricade is a volunteer-run collective inspired by raccoons and anarchism.
Every Sunday from 4pm to 11pm we do what we can to oppose this capitalist society we live in by being open as a social space with a public library and an anti-foodwaste kitchen.
Our library has a variety of books and zines on anarchism, feminism and queer theory, marxism, decolonialism, environmentalism, 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 interested.
At 7pm we serve a vegan dinner for donation out of what would have been otherwise trash.
By fighting foodwaste we make it possible for people to eat a decent meal without having to pay a fortune, and we support the library activities and other political collectives with the donations we receive.
We welcome anyone who wants to join us, be it for cooking, cleaning the dishes, rescuing food or helping with the library. A good place to start is coming to help us any Sunday at 4pm when we start cooking!
For questions, ideas and proposals and getting involved you can contact us at barricade [at]
To get more updates you can find us on Telegram