Het HEM is currently closed in preperation for renovations and will reopen in fall 2024.
In the meanwhile, you’ll find our programming on several off-site locations and on The Couch.
Our event spaces are available for rent until October 2023.
Art is our first language. Even while we are closed for renovations, our programming continues. You will find our art programmes at off-site locations throughout the year and on the digital platform The Couch. The permanent installations in Het HEM will remain open to the public after the renovation.
Our music programme focuses on experimental ways of making, presenting and experiencing sound in the building through listening sessions, live performances and musical artist-in-residence programmes. During renovations, we organise music programmes at off-site locations and on the digital platform The Couch.
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.