Het Apollohuis (The Apollo House) was an independent space for experimental music and visual arts located in a former 19th century cigar factory. The programme was directed at all artistic disciplines and combinations of media.
Until 1997 it presented approximately 10 exhibitions and installations per year, which featured national as well as international artists and about, 30 concerts and performances took place in the exhibition rooms.
Alongside this, it used to organize collaborations with other institutions and artist organizers. Het Apollohuis has been developed as well as a publishing house of books, LP records and CDs. (publishing prints, artist books, audio-cassette tapes).
The Van Abbemuseum has acquired part of the archive.
Apollohuis focused in particular on the developments in the areas of sound art, new music, performance art and new media available to artists to express themselves.
"Between 1980 and 2001, Het Apollohuis organized 253 art exhibitions, 476 concerts and performances, 46 public lectures, symposia and several festivals (as "ECHO: images of sound II" in 1987 or FLEA Festival in 1997)." Artists-in-residence, asked to create an exhibition, an installation or a publication, which provided an apartment, studio space, and materials.