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.
At the end of June, the Dynamic Ranged Bar opened in new form. This listening bar with a vintage Klipschorn hi-fi sound system was previously located in the basement of Het HEM, where it developed into an intimate place for music lovers.
In this open format many events can take place in a dynamic way, from listening sessions to workshops, DJs and live sets and Q&A sessions. This way music will become an integral part of Het HEM.