This season's public program is over
Our event spaces are available for rent.
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
There is always music to listen to at Het HEM, with programmes focused on experimental ways to create, present and experience music in the building through listening sessions, live shows, and musical artis-in-residence initiatives.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. With good wether we suggest you settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
We are pleased to announce that though Het HEM is closed for renovations, we have no intention of going anywhere!
We are currently hard at work conceptualizing and building a new digital art platform inspired by our building and community – and we’re calling it The Couch.
Previously, The Couch was a space some of you may know from visits to Het HEM – a cosy hangout where you could watch and listen to a curated selection of documentaries, podcasts, artworks and films that contextualized each Chapter.
Now, we are taking The Couch online and seizing the opportunity to experiment with what it means to host a digital arts platform. Throughout the coming year, The Couch will present commissioned digital artworks by international artists, as well as invite thinkers and makers to contribute content in all forms. Expect articles, podcasts, videos and more from across the Dutch and international art and music landscapes. As always with Het HEM, what ties it all together is our dedication to presenting complex and fascinating developments in contemporary culture.
We see The Couch as an extension of Het HEM’s approach to art, music and culture – an exploration of new media and cultural phenomena in a unique setting. We look forward to sharing it with you soon!
The Couch is made possible with financial support from Cultuurloket DigitALL - a fund for cultural institutions who want to strengthen their program through use of digital technology.