COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Quick Facts - Netherlands


Capital: Amsterdam
Political system: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 17 132 854 (2017)     
Population density: 508.54 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Dutch
Non-nationals of total population: 5.4 % (2016)

Funding (2006)

Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: 2 981 000 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 183.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 35.00 %     

Employment (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 4.50 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 64.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 16.00 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 124 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 234 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 998 USD (193 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.1 times (2018)
Internet penetration rate: 92.9 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 8/2/1956
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/3/1998
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 09/10/2009

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