This season's public program is over
Our event spaces are available for rent.
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
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.
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.