open Fri–Sun, 12–24h
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
Simon(e) van Saarloos
“We must bring about the end of the world as we know it.”
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.
Come by for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant, or 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.
We Are Public brings you the Special Edition of The Automated Sniper by Julian Hetzel. An immersive experience that combines gaming, visual arts and performance. And you’re the one to pull the trigger.
With drones and long distance bombs, the violence of war has been removed from the hands of soldiers and people who give orders. Warfare is starting to look more and more like a computer game. What ethics can we claim today when the enemy is reduced to a collection of pixels on the monitor? How far would you go?