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.
As part of the collaborative project Re:Sounding, artists Sergio González Cuervo and Archaeology PhD candidate Pamela Jordan are analysing the acoustics of various historical buildings throughout The Netherlands.
In 2022, Jordan and Cuervo spent many hours at Het HEM, investigating its acoustics, making field recordings and developing a method to analyse the built environment and its history. This type of research is related to sonic archaeology. We interviewed them about their discoveries.
“What I find very interesting is that the sounds that we heard and recorded at Het HEM very much describe the construction of the building. How the walls, the columns and the windows are put together… It felt like we were listening to the architecture itself.”
Find the complete interview through the button below.