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.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Welcome to Het HEM: a home for uniqueness, limitless experimentation, audacity and boldness. A place where we shape our inclusivity-based vision together with everyone residing here. We do this by giving a platform to voices from various communities. Stories that appeal to our sense of empathy through the language of art and provide us with new directions of thought. Every season we invite new inspiring individuals to tell a story – a Chapter – that changes our perspective of the world.
This basic rule applies to everyone present at Het HEM. In the interest of safety, visitors are obliged to follow the instructions of employees.
At Het HEM we treat each other with respect. Het HEM is welcoming to all and we would like everyone to feel at home and free to be whoever they are. That is why we expect an open-minded attitude from all our visitors.
In the building, visitors are prohibited from: Disturbing other visitors through the use of mobile telephones, music players, loudspeakers and other sources of noise pollution; Bringing in and consuming food and drinks; Taking photos or making video and film recordings using professional lamps, flash equipment and/or tripods, inside or around Het HEM premises. If visitors wish to take pictures or film, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with a minimum of two weeks before the desired date. Staff may ask the production team for written confirmation. Touching exhibited objects and exhibition material unless this is expressly permitted. Parents or supervisors of children must ensure that exhibited objects are not touched by their children.
Het HEM is against verbal violence.
Cursing as well as offensive and hurtful comments are considered verbal violence.
Het HEM does not tolerate discrimination.
Discrimination is defined as ridiculing, name-calling or victimising someone based on background, religion, sex, age, behaviour, appearance, attire or sexual orientation.
Intimidation is not allowed at Het HEM.
Intimidation includes verbal intimidation, intimidating language and/or physical intimidation.
Sexual intimidation is not allowed at Het HEM.
Sexual intimidation is defined as making sexual allusions or pushing for physical contact.
Het HEM does not tolerate physical violence or attempted physical violence.
Illegal weapons and hazardous objects are not allowed into Het HEM and will always be confiscated by security.
Damaging Het HEM’s property or that of its employees or visitors is not allowed.
Under no circumstances does Het HEM tolerate theft.
Noncompliance may result in removal from the building. We will formally report any lawbreaking to the police, with a likelihood of being persecuted. The visitor may be denied further access to the building or property, without being entitled to reimbursement of the costs of their admission ticket or any other costs.
Visitors under the influence of drugs may be refused entry to Het HEM. Possession and/or consumption of drugs is not tolerated at Het HEM. Alcohol is allowed as long as it doesn’t cause any nuisance.
By entering the building, visitors agree that security video recordings can be made of them. The recordings obtained will be exclusively used internally, except in the event of a violation of the code of conduct.
During events at Het HEM, there is a possibility that visitors’ photos or videos will be made by photographers and videographers we hire. These recordings may be used on our digital or print media for legitimate marketing interests.
Visitors are informed upon entry about the possibility of these types of recordings and their intended use. Visitors who do not wish to be in the photo or film are given the option of wearing a specific sticker so that the photographer is aware. During certain events, visitors may be subjected to noise levels over 80 decibels. Individuals are responsible for protecting their own ears. We occasionally supply earplugs at the main desk.
An age limit is attached to some of our public programme activities. For club nights: the minimum age is 18 years; identification is required on request of our security staff.