The Netherlands

www.museumvereniging.nl is the website of the Netherlands Museum Association in Dutch and English. Recent publications in English are:

More than worth it. The social significance of museums

Agenda 2026. Study on the future of Dutch museums

Children visiting museums: investing in the audience of the future

https://www.government.nl/ministries/ministry-of-education-culture-and-science  is the website of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in Dutch and English. Extensive information on cultural policy, including policy documents is available online.Heritage Monitor

http://erfgoedmonitor.nl/en Made by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands http://www.cultureelerfgoed.nl/en

Heritage Act 2016 in The Netherlands

http://www.unesco.org/culture/natlaws or http://cultureelerfgoed.nl/publicaties/heritage-act-2016

www.cbs.nl is the website of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in Dutch and English. This website includes the central electronic database, called StatLine (http://statline.cbs.nl). At present, however, the English version of StatLine contains only a few matrices; it is to be expanded in the near future.

www.scp.nl is the website of the Netherlands Institute of Social Research (SCP) in Dutch and English. The SCP conducts an ongoing survey on cultural participation in the Netherlands. Museums visits are included in the survey. Most publications of the SCP are available online.

Culture at a Glance 2014 (Cultuur in Beeld 2014) is published annually by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The publication provides an overview of figures on the culture sector and a guide to major trends. The 2014 edition focuses on changes in the public’s preferences and perceptions. These changes are the result of more general trends in society. Page 162-166 give some basic statistics about each of the 30 museums subsidised by the Dutch central government (visits, subsidies and other types of income). Culture at a glance 2014 (Source: https://www.government.nl/documents/reports/2015/03/02/culture-at-a-glance-2014)

Digital Museum Collection of the Netherlands (DiMCoN), part of: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

www.museumserver.nl is the platform for Dutch museums on the Internet.
Currently, 515 websites of the Dutch museums are included in Dutch and most of those also in English.