Het HEM is open from Thursday until Sunday from 12 pm – 12 am
The Chapter programme and Living Room with Café Restaurant are accessible during these hours. Different times may apply for events.
Het HEM is closed from Monday till Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday 5 pm – 12 am
Saturday and Sunday 3 pm – 12 am
(closed from Monday – Wednesday)
Thursday until Saturday 6–11 pm
(closed from Sunday – Wednesday)
Adults: € 10
CJP: € 8
Groups (15+ persons): € 8
Stadspas: € 2,50
Up to 18 years: free
You can pay with a debit- or credit card (contactless or with a pin). We do not accept cash.
The Living Room of Het HEM is free of charge.
From Thursday to Sunday a special GVB ferry will run between Amsterdam Central Station and Het HEM. The ferry tuns between 17:00 and 23:00 to Het HEM and between 17:30 and 23:30 from Het HEM and takes 25 minutes. Bikes are allowed.
A single trip costs € 2,50. You can buy your ticket on board (pin only) or buy a ten-journey-card for € 20 at Het HEM.
Due to a gap between the ferry and the dock, the ferry is not suitable for physically impaired persons.
Guided tours are given every Saturday afternoon, each time hosted by a different person giving her or his own perspective on the exhibition. Tour guides include the guest curators and artists of a Chapter, employees of Het HEM and ‘human books’ from Swap Talk. View this week's tour in the calendar.
From Amsterdam and the surrounding area, the Hembrug site is easily reachable by bike. From Amsterdam (West) you can take the GVB ferry service between Amsterdam-Hempontplein and Zaandam.
Amsterdam Hempontplein - Het HEM
This GVB ferry service runs between Hempontplein (Amsterdam West) and Zaandam over the North Sea Canal. The ferry service operates 24 hours a day: ferry 909 (during the day) and 913 (during the night). This service is free for pedestrians, cyclists, scooters and other 'slow' traffic. Cars and motorbikes pay a small fee to take the ferry. Look for more information and departure times at GVB.nl.
Het HEM - Amsterdam CS ferry
From Thursday to Sunday a special GVB ferry will run between Amsterdam Central Station and Het HEM. The ferry runs between 17:00 and 23:00 to Het HEM and between 17:30 and 23:30 from Het HEM and takes 25 minutes. A single trip costs € 2,50. You can buy your ticket on board (pin only) or buy a ten-journey-card for € 20 at Het HEM. The ferry departs from the GVB ferry dock between the NDSM ferry and the Buiksloterweg ferry. Bikes are allowed on board. Due to a gap between the ferry and the dock, the ferry is not suitable for physically impaired persons.
Departure times from Amsterdam Central to the Hembrug site 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Departure times from Hembrug site (dock Lab44) to Amsterdam Central 17:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 21:30 22:30 23:30
The Zaanferry takes you from Amsterdam Central Station to the Hembrug site. The ferry leaves several times during the day. A single trip costs €5 and a return €7,50. Look for tickets and departure times at Zaanferry.com.
From train station Zaandam it is a 10 minute bus ride (buses 65 & 67 in the direction of Assendelft which run every 30 minutes) to bus stop ‘P. Ghijssenlaan’. When you exit the bus, you can already see the Hembrug site and it will take you a 5 minute walk to reach Het HEM.
Ring road A10, direction Zaanstad. Take exit Oostzaan – Zaandam-Zuid – Het Twiske. Turn right onto N516/Kolkweg towards Kolkweg-Noord – Zaandam-Zuid (S150). After 3 kilometers (right after the Den Uyl-bridge) turn left at the traffic lights towards Hempont (S152). Take a left at the roundabout onto the Hembrug site. Then go to parking P6. The Hembrug site has a limited number of parking spots available.
Het HEM is accessible free of charge. An admission ticket is required only for a visit to a Chapter or events.
You can buy tickets online or at the door.
No, all tickets include service charges.
E-tickets for a Chapter/events are tied to a day or time. E-tickets cannot be exchanged.
It is not possible to exchange tickets for cash.
If the screen of your mobile device is of good quality, a printed e-ticket is not required.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – this address is active on workdays only.
No, Het HEM is not a museum and therefore not affiliated with the Museum Association.
Tickets are not personal and can be transferred. Het HEM is not liable for unauthorised use thereof.
Het HEM is open every Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Due to the large spaces and limited insulation, it is advisable to dress warmly.
During Chapter 1NE Het HEM is not yet fully wheelchair accessible. All spaces on the ground floor (living room with Café Restaurant, Restaurant Europa and Still Life are accessible. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor. There are also staff members at the entrance available to help guide visitors in a wheelchair within the building or upon leaving the site, please don’t hesitate to ask.
We want to offer this in the future. There are mediators in the building who are happy to tell you more about the displayed artworks.
There’s a drawing table for children in the Living Room.
Yes, you may, without flash and if it’s for your own use. For professional or commercial purposes, permission must be requested via email@example.com prior to the use of a camera.
Free lockers are available at Het HEM.
Yes, you can purchase e-tickets online. Our staff can scan this ticket at the entrance of Het HEM. The e-tickets are tied to a day or time.
Het HEM has various spaces suitable for rental. For more information please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bringing pets is not allowed, with the exception of a registered assistance dog. Dogs are allowed on the outside terrace.
The construction of the hotel is expected in a few years. The exact date is not yet known. Please subscribe to our newsletter for future information.
Architectural firm OMA has been invited for the renovation and the construction of the expansion.