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 2024.
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.
*ADE: Osàre Label Night *
Across 2022/2023 Osàre Editions will embark on a tour past several EU cities for a series of label nights, with the second edition taking place at Het HEM in Zaandam during ADE Week. Expect a showcase of some of the label’s best collaborators with two unmissable live sets by L.F.T. and Novo Line, followed by a special set by the label boss herself. (Limited capacity!)
Elena Colombi (DJ set)
We’re opening our current exhibition ’Sweet Harmony – Out of the Underground’ exclusively for the guests of this party – that means you! You can visit Sweet Harmony, an exhibition about 40 years of rave culture, prior to the start of the Osàre Label Night programme for a reduced price of €7,50. The timeslot is 19h - 20h.
How to get to the venue:
via train: trains run from Amsterdam central to Zaandam station every 10 minutes. (the journey is 14 minutes total). From there the venue is 7 minutes by car/shuttle/bike / OV bike or 15 minutes walking.
via taxi: depending on your location a taxi/bolt/uber ride might be a good choice, especially if coming with friends
by bike: for the sporty ones, this is a lovely bike ride across the city with a spectacular view all along. there is a free ferry working until 1 am
by boat: the hempont ferry goes all day and all night. Check for the actual times at their website.
Accessibility: The lower ground floor of Het HEM is sadly not accessible via wheelchair - if you do need special assistance for the event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help!
This event is kindly sponsored by Carhartt WIP