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.
In analogy with the many pillars which keep Het HEM physically upright, we organised the Pillars programme and are actively looking for donors who would like to put their weight behind Het HEM.
To realise its artistic programme in 2021-2025, Het HEM relies on like-minded people: those who keep a close watch on cultural developments and recognise the importance of Het HEM as a platform where a broad range of today’s makers and thinkers are given the opportunity to realise legendary art projects that address diverse audiences and engage them in social issues.
With the Pillars Programme we organise various events where you can learn more about contemporary culture and become part of Het HEM's international network. As a Pillar you will be engaged in the development of becoming the innovative cultural platform that Het HEM wants to be and you will be introduced to the makers behind the various programmes. Pillars receive a brass ring that gives free access to the Chapters and activities of the Pillars programme. We are proud of our Pillars of Support and would like to acknowledge their generosity by inscribing their names on a pillar inside Het HEM.
If you are interested, please mail with the subject "Pillar of Support" to Berber Meindertsma