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.
In 2021, four musicians and music researchers are given the opportunity for a 1-to-2 month work and/or research stint at Het HEM to collaborate with artists from other disciplines and work on a new project that further explores the depth of their practice.
In the first edition, sound artists Thessa Torsing (aka upsammy), Nathan Marcus and Andreas Tegnander are collaborating on the project, “Sound as a Malleable Terrain” - an experimental artistic research project where the team explore ‘Het Hembrugterrein’ as an instrument. See agenda for more info
In the second edition, DJ and musician Elias Mazian, together with producer Anton Pieete and audiovisual artists Boris Acket, Lumus Instruments and Toon Rooijmans, will realize the installation 'EINDER', which forms the scenography for the tour around his latest album 'Vrij van Dromen’. See agenda for more info