I recently visited Het HEM, a spectacular new exhibition space near Amsterdam, which opened last June. Het HEM is located in a former munition factory overlooking the Noordzeekanaal (North Sea Canal), which connects the port of Amsterdam and the North Sea. The building has been converted into an exhibition space by OMA. Many original details have been left intact, including some of the graffiti. It is an amazing space and I plan to go back soon to do a photo shoot with some dancers.
The easiest way to get to Het HEM is by ferry from Amsterdam Central Station, which takes about 30 minutes. On a sunny afternoon in the middle of summer the ferry ride doubles as a tour of the port of Amsterdam. I'm not sure whether I would enjoy it as much on a cold and rainy evening in February.
The cast brass plates are an installation by RAAAF.