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.
As a musician who is very active in the contemporary scene, Doriene dedicates most of her time to exploring and investigating new possibilities within existing contemporary repertoire and finding new ways to expand the sound of the harp as we know it by integrating live effects and electronics. To add to that from a visual perspective and to be able to create an immersive experience for the audience she works together with industrial designers Wouter Marselje and Wilco van Iperen who have designed and built an interactive light installation and developed software for the harp and Fx to communicate directly with the installation.