Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
At Het HEM you will find books, films, podcasts and magazines, carefully selected by our Guests and the curators team. These serve as inspiration and background information for our Chapters and exhibitions. Our library grows by the grace of new additions from our Guests. During Chapter 3HREE AND A 1/2 where we do not work with one Guest but offer space for a variety of parties, the books in our library are therefore not supplemented. This does not alter the fact that the selection of books that can now be read in Het HEM are an interesting combination of the bookcollections of Guilliaume Schmidt & Edson Sabajo, Nicolás Jaar and Maarten Spruyt, the guests of our first three Chapters.