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.
Stichting Het HEM is a foundation affiliated with Het HEM BV that has an ANBI status, with an independent board – providing a broad and international network in the arts sector and the socio-cultural domain – and one director appointed by the board. Stichting Het HEM has been commissioned to produce a multidisciplinary programme that appeals to a broad local, national and international audience. Our programme focuses on experimentation, human values, the experience of art and the unique context of our building.
Located at the intersection of a cosmopolitan city and rural areas, industry and nature, past and future, Het HEM is uniquely positioned to become a homebase for anyone in need of inspiration, critical insight and new encounters as a sounding board to reflect on our current times. With its programme, Het HEM supports a new movement that encourages artistic experimentation and lowers the threshold of art for its audiences, with the aim to increase cultural participation and public involvement in social concerns.
To achieve this goal and to position Het HEM as a leading cultural institution, Stichting Het HEM is actively looking to engage local, national and international artists, culture-makers, organisations and financial partners.
Het HEM endorses and implements the Fair Practice Code, Governance Code Cultuur and Code Diversiteit en Inclusie on all organisational levels.