Cultural hotspot De Cacaofabriek

In our cultural building on the Cacaokade in Helmond you will find a wide range of cultural events and fun times, with music, film, visual art and a brasserie to all kinds of surprising cultural cross-pollinations. Check our range of cultural options elsewhere on this website and plan a wonderful cultural day. And dutifully honouring our name - The Cacao Factory in English - you can of course also enjoy the tastiest chocolate here.

  • The most varied range of culture in Helmond and surrounding area
  • Historic building, bursting with character
  • The tastiest chocolate
  • Fun, sun, (live) music, exhibitions, films and delicious food
  • Ideal location, close to Helmond Central Station


On weekdays, you can wake yourself up with a good cup of coffee in our brasserie – or on our sun-drenched patio! – which you could also combine with chocolate and cinema during the ‘Good Morning Film’. Every Wednesday afternoon, there is always a children’s film on our programme. On weekday afternoons, you can spontaneously visit the exhibition from 1 pm, where we curate a new tantalising exhibition every six weeks. If you like live music, go to our cosy pop hall in the evenings. Here, you can enjoy exceptional concerts almost every evening and in a different genre each time. The artists on our stage include household names as well as international celebrities. Did you know that an understanding of the Dutch language is not always necessary: we also have a ‘No Dutch Required’ selection.

Specially for lovers of ‘the brown gold’

In De Cacaofabriek, chocolatier Lisanne van Woerkom makes the tastiest chocolate in Helmond. Indeed, what’s in a name...? From a historic perspective, ‘the brown gold’ refers to peat in De Peel. De Groote Peel National Park largely arose from centuries of excavating this fuel. Gradually however, this nickname maybe starting to be better suited to this delicious, ethical and responsibly produced Helmond chocolate. Reviews

Richly filled programme, every day

We offer good films, tasty food and unforgettable concerts. As well as drinks on the patio, exhibitions that amaze, and inspiring specials about current social themes that will make you stop and think. Everything, every day, at De Cacaofabriek.

Need help?

We’re really doing our best, but the Cacaofabriek is not yet fully multilingual. We are constantly hard at work behind the scenes. In the meantime, we’ll be happy to help you if you are not completely satisfied. If you have any questions or there is something you don’t understand, call us on +31 (0)492529009.