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.
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.