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.
Het HEM provides a workspace for the international students enrolled in ArtEZ's graphic design master's programme, Werkplaats Typografie. The building houses their studios and they organise public lectures and workshops and chart the course for our graphic identity.
This year participants of the Werkplaats Typografie host a series of curated gatherings by the name Presence Presents. Two anchors host each evening: one is an A.I. bot that takes on different roles and is constantly learning as the moments unfold, and the other is a vending machine that facilitates the transaction of (mystery) goods.
June 25, 2022 marks the first edition of Presence Presents will be launched with a birthday party, during which the bot will be introduced and will learn its first words by bartending its guests at Het HEM.