In 2018, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, announced that the heritage sector will receive an additional 325 million euros over the coming years. This extra investment is meant for the restoration and preservation of monuments, the protection of archaeological sites and the improvement of the accessibility of heritage. Van Engelshoven: “It is time to take the next step by giving buildings new life, making monuments more sustainable and increasing the accessibility of historic places. With this investment, our monuments can be passed on to future generations.”
Additionally, Minister Van Engelshoven signed the Heritage Deal in February this year, which is a partnership between different Dutch ministries, municipalities, provinces and governmental organisations related to monuments, forestry, real estate and landscape. The Deal includes agreements that focus on urban growth and contraction, climate adaptation and sustainable energy transition.
For more information on the Dutch heritage sector and recent policy developments, such as the strengthening of the labour market position of those working in the arts and culture and regional harmonisation, please see the updated profile.