Living Room


If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer,
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For I have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!
– Shel Silverstein

The name ‘HEM’ stems from the Germanic word ‘haima’, meaning ‘home’. Het HEM is a lively meeting place for contemporary culture. A home for critics and dreamers, the curious and questioners: where art acts as a sounding board to reflect on our current times. Our Living Room is Het HEM’s heart: here you can boost your batteries with unique stories, delicious food and drinks, or a good conversation by the fire.

Café Restaurant

In the Café Restaurant Het HEM you can order from the menu all day long. Our products come from quality suppliers and all of the menu is prepared in our own kitchen.


Books, podcasts, videos

Every season we select a special collection of books, magazines, documentaries, lectures, art films and podcasts, carefully compiled by our guest curators – on occasion even borrowed from personal collections. These works not only offer further depth to the current Chapter, but are also masterpieces in themselves.

The books that are on our shelf during Chapter 3HREE:

  • On Gestures Of Doing Nothing , Marres
  • Anthony Hernandez, Robert Adams and Neal Benezra
  • Anthony Hernandez: Pictures for Rome, Ralph Rugoff and Anthony Hernandez
  • We moeten eens koffie drinken, Koen van Vliet and Jozien Wijkhuijs
  • _Domestic strangers, Tanja Smeets
  • Desiree Dolron - Xteriors 2001-2015, Wim Pijbes
  • John Smith, Ian Christie, Martin Herbert, Kathrin Meyer and Ethan de Seife
  • John Smith - Film and Video Works 1972 – 2002, Lux Publications
  • ELEMENTO, Maaike Schoorel
  • OSSIP, Haags Gemeentemuseum
  • Maria Roosen, Maria's, Jennifer Allen, Hans den Hartog Jager, Liedeke Kruk, Wiebo van Mulligen
  • Maria Roosen | Fruits of Love, Claire Lilley, Roberto Polo Gallery
  • Maria Roosen | Monster, Hanne Hagenaars, Wim van Mulders
  • VUUR, Judith Van Meeuwen and Maria Roosen

Nu te zien en beluisteren:

  • VLOED - over Maartje Korstanje
  • Maaike Schoorel - Terug in het Moment