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.
Homebase Connects is the first public presentation of work by the 12 young local creatives from Homebase and includes an invitation to others to join them. In various spaces of Het HEM they create stages where young musicians, fashion designers, skaters, photographers, video producers and other makers present their work to each other and more established makers as critics. Everything with the aim to develop talent, make new connections and highlight Zaanstad on the cultural map.
Activities include a fashion market with young designers, who sell items directly and share their artistic vision during Q&As and presentations. At the same time, skaters and dancers can enjoy an indoor skate park where DJs in hip-hop and funk alternate and where a dance cypher will take place. In addition, two Network programmes are being set up especially for emerging musical talents and creative female entrepreneurs. Six emerging musical talents get the chance to pitch their music to experienced makers from the music industry for feedback, while female makers can participate in speed dating sessions and a panel about finding your way in the creative industry. Music will be used as a common thread to connect the various components and artistic disciplines.
On the same day, Homebase's Instagram will also be launched, on which the 14 Homebase participants will be introduced and where you can follow the collective's activities after October 29.
The event is free to attend, with an RSVP for the Network programmes. For questions and to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a young DJ from Zaanstad or Amsterdam Southeast to play a 1-hour set in the Skate & Dance area at Homebase Connects. Are you the one? Send your full name, place of residence, Spotify/ Soundcloud link to previous DJ sessions, and a short motivation and introduction about who you are and why we should choose you to email@example.com. Apply before Monday 18 October, the winner of the Open Call will be announced on Friday 22 October.