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.
On this day there are limited trains between Amsterdam Centraal and ZaandamClick here for more information.
If You Could See Me Now Three performers reshape a chilled-out club dance into a mesmerizing wave-like motion until everything morphs into one big chunk of energy. At maximal and sweaty exertion, their incessant movement flow reinvents itself through luminous, ever-changing impressions. Seemingly casual yet with great precision, If You Could See Me Now urges another, closer look. Arno Schuitemaker created the performance against the backdrop of a rapidly changing reality to interrogate how to deal with things when they no longer are the way they were. How do we shift and realign our focus? How to keep going and move forward? From ecstasy to turmoil, from a meticulous build-up to its fracturing, If You Could See Me Now goes right to the core of a transformative perspective.
“A magnificent performance, tactfully playing with your emotions.” de Volkskrant ⭑⭑⭑⭑
“Brilliant work, with a progression so subtle that its transformations are something you rather sense and feel than you can directly point out.” NRC ⭑⭑⭑⭑
“In this liberating performance, everything falls into place” Trouw ⭑⭑⭑⭑
about Arno Schuitemaker
Through a rigorous integration of movement, light, and electronic music, Arno Schuitemaker, based in Amsterdam, creates performances one has to experience. His contemporary works immerse the audience, each in their unique way. Rooted in the pages of his diary, they transform into hyperphysical and embodied meditations on life, and, consequently, the way we (can) engage with the world. The performances receive praise for the inventive forms that Arno creates to express and give meaning to universal themes. They have been presented at renowned venues and contemporary performing arts festivals in more than 25 countries.
Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker Performers: Stein Fluijt, Ivan Ugrin, Mark Christoph Klee Dramaturgy: Guy Cools Music composition: Wim Selles Lighting design: Vinny Jones Costumes: Inge de Lange If You Could See Me Now is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden, Germany), O Espaço Do Tempo - Associação Cultura (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal), CN D Centre national de la danse (Pantin, France), KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille, France) and Tafelhalle im KunstKulturQuartier (Nuremberg, Germany). The performance is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21, VSBfonds, and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.