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.
SANZ is a shop for books and objects, bringing the spirit of Amsterdam-based art bookstore San Serriffe to Het HEM.
The shop features curated items by artists and designers from the Netherlands and beyond, carefully crafted and produced in small batches.
SANZ’s book selection changes along each Chapter at Het HEM and features selected readings and reflections on contemporary art and craft.
SANZ also hosts events that further the discussion around the practice of artist and designers as makers and the material life of objects.