Country     The Netherlands
Year     2015 2013 2011 2009 2007 2005 2003 2001 1999
Definition Working group definition 1a       X X X X X X  
National criteria 1b   X X              
Number of museums according to type of collection total 2a   685 799 788 810 773 775 828 873 12)  902 2) 
of which 2b Art, archaeology and history museums 489 529 568 514 501 498 541 553 560
  2c Science and technology museums, ethnology museums 156 242 220 271 261 265 275 311 322
  2d Other museums 40 28   25 11 12 12 9 10
Ownership state-owned museums 3a Total 67 65 79 23)    22)    13)    13)    13)    13)  35 3) 
local-, regional-owned museums 3b Total       89 93 116 133 148 14)  99 4) 
other public-owned museums 3c Total       648 618 597 638 637 15)  19 5) 
private-owned museums 3d Total 618 735 709 73 62 62 57 88 750
  3e Of which
ppp
                678
Management state-managed museums 4a Total           6)    6)    6)    6)    6) 
local-, regional-managed museums 4b Total       89 93 116 133 148 99
other public-managed museums 4c Total       648 618 597 638 637 19
private-managed museums 4d Total       73 62 62 57 88 750
  4e Of which
ppp
                678
Ownership of permanent collection Public ≤ 50% 5a   551               153
Public > 50% 5b   134               750
Number of visits Total 6a   33.109.967 25)  26.484.034 23.138.000 22.037.000 20.540.000 19.648.000 19.558.000 20.767.000 20.679.000
Of which 6b free admissions
Total
5.521.387 5.150.988 4.010.000 5.265.000 3.692.000 3.801.000 3.527.000 3.643.000 3.441.000
  6c free admissions
%
17,00 19,40 17,30 24,00 31,00 31,00 30,00 29,00 32,00
  6d foreigners
Total
9.349.488 6.993.989 5.160.000 3.304.000 5.437.000 4.711.000 4.223.000 4.603.000 3.969.000
  6e foreigners
%
28,00 26,40 22,30 15,00 26,00 24,00 22,00 22,00 19,00
  6f temporary exhibitions
Total
                 
  6g temporary exhibitions
%
                 
Staff Paid staff 7a Number
Total
9.568 8.333 8.060 9.165 8.598 8.143 8.496 8.285 7.694
  7b Number
Of which
specialised
                 
  7c FTES a year
Total
6.600 5.491 5.527 6.380 6.016 5.696 5.837 5.478 5.198
  7d FTES a year
Of which
specialised
                 
Volunteers 7e Number
Total
32.615 31.019 29.205 23.720 21.329 19.667 19.693 17.888 16.205
  7f Number
Of which
specialised
                 
  7g FTES a year
Total
5.743 4.884 4.669 3.559 3.015 2.679 2.357 2.330 1.765
  7h FTES a year
Of which
specialised
                 
Admissions Total number of museums with paid admissions with a price of tickets (in EUR) 8a < 2,5,-       100 179 240 302    
  8b 2,5 - 5,-       404 371 343 330    
  8c > 5,-       206 123 89 72    
Number of museums 8d with free entrance       100 101 103 123 120  
  8e with museum card 418 400 347 373 363 364 406 437  
Temporary exhibitions Total 9a   1.630 1.921 1.974 2.143 2.420 2.041 2.162 2.135 16)  2.249 7) 
Of which 9b Own production                  
  9c Joined productions                  
Expenditure (of museums) Total (In EUR) 10a   953.884.786 882.166.236 856.000.000 683.000.000 602.000.000 522.000.000 476.000.000 404.000.000 354.000.000
Of which 10b Ordinary expenditures
Total
517.973.329 480.888.474 469.000.000            
  10c Ordinary expenditures
Of which
Staff
380.546.158 361.288.481 359.000.000 304.000.000 267.000.000 246.000.000 227.000.000 198.000.000 183.000.000
  10d Extraordinary expenditures
Total
                 
  10e Extraordinary expenditures
Of which
for new Collections
55.365.678 39.991.963 28.000.000 24.000.000 92.000.000        
Income (of museums) Total (in EUR) 11a   960.900.038 878.410.445 821.000.000 710.000.000 611.000.000 527.000.000 476.000.000 411.000.000 358.000.000
Of which 11b Entry fees 193.275.223 160.812.170 128.000.000 94.000.000 82.000.000 72.000.000 64.000.000 61.000.000 17)  54.000.000 8) 
  11c Public subsidies 606.092.922 585.318.680 576.000.000 436.000.000 379.000.000 340.000.000 305.000.000 261.000.000 221.000.000
Public expenditure (for museums) Total (in EUR) 12a   449.068.266 487.972.216              
Of which 12b Investments                  
Number of museums making use of computers Total number of museums equipped with at least one computer 13a         24)  761 711 651 679 751  
Of which 13b for administrative purpose       24)             
  13c for visitor's information purposes (e.g. interactive gallery system)       24)             
  13d having a database for electronic inventory       24)             
  13e having an Internet access       24)  609 533 488 475 541  
Information - Diffusion - Education Number of museums possessing a web-site 14 Total 685     24)  721 688 651 596 663   9) 
Number of museums possessing an own web-site 15a Total 685     24)  664 618 566 513 515   10) 
  15b Of wich
are updating themselves their web-site
      24)             
Number of museums 16a connected to a museum portal
Total
      24)             
  16b connected to a museum portal
Of which
connected to more than one museum portal
                 
  16c connected to (an)other portal(s)                 18)   
Number of museums with at least one special museum education programme 17a Total                  
  17b Of which
for school children
529                
  17c Of which
for ethnic minorities
5                
  17d for senior citizens 18                
  17e for others 18                
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on working group definition
18       4,70 4,90 4,70 4,70 5,10 5,00 5,80
Museums per 100.000 inhabitants
on natioinal criteria
  19   4,10 4,80 4,70 4,90 4,70 4,70 5,10 5,00 5,80
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
including free entries
  20   195.909,00 157.835,00 138.919,00 132.867,00 125.382,00 120.392,00 120.542,00 129.422,00 130.780,00
Visits per 100.000 inhabitants
excluding free entries
  21   163.239,00 127.137,00 114.843,00 101.123,00 102.996,00 97.188,00 99.002,00 107.112,00 109.377,00
Average number of visits per museum
according to working group definition
  22         27.206,00 26.572,00 25.352,00 23.621,00 23.788,00 22.926,00
Average number of visits per museum
according to national criteria
  23   48,34 33,15 29.363,00 27.206,00 26.572,00 25.352,00 23.621,00 23.788,00 22.926,00
Staff per 100.000 inhabitants   24   57,00 34,00 33,00 38,00 37,00 35,00 36,00 34,00 19)  33,00 11) 
Expenditure per capita (in EUR)   25   56,40 52,60 51,40 41,18 37,00 32,00 29,00 25,00 22,00
Public Expenditure per 100.000 inhabitants (in EUR)   26   2.657.095,00 2.908,13 345.825,00            
Number of museums opened 200 days and more a year   27   487 550 528 544 518 527 530 541 568
Number of museums with more than 5.000 visits a year
including free entries
  28   469 443 442 450 461 465 420 460 444
Number of museums necessary to reach 50 % of total visits (including free entries) 29a   32 28 34 36 36 33 35 35 20)  38
75 % of total visits (including free entries) 29b   96 97 109 117 118 112 123 123 130
Number of museums employing at least 1 specialised staff 30                    
Average price paid
(in EUR)
  31         4,49 3,77 3,29 3,16 2,24 21)  2,23
Number of museums with at least one publication   32                    
Number of museums with at least one publication on an electronic data carrier   33                    
Museum participation
Source: Eurobarometer 1)
  34           38,00 32,20 32,00 33,00 33,00
Population
Source: Eurostat
  35   16.900.726 16.779.575 16.655.799 16.485.787 16.357.992 16.305.526 16.192.572 15.987.075 15.760.225
Density inhabitants/km²
Source: Eurostat
  36     498,40 401,00 489,70 485,30 483,10 480,30 473,70 466,70
Purchasing Power Parity in EUR
Source: Eurostat
  37   109,000 110,000 135,000 132,000 132,000 131,000 129,000 134,000 131,000


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1) Eurostat surveys 2001 and 2003, if not otherwise indicated
2) The Netherlands: of which 565 professionally-run museums.
3) The Netherlands: 25 museums are subsidited by the Ministry of Culture. They are foundations and therefore included in 3c. The collections as well as buildings of these museums are state property. 45 museums are dependant on state subsidies for at least 50% of their income.
4) The Netherlands: Municipal and provincial museums. The collections as well as the buildings of these museums are state, municipal or provincial property.
5) The Nertherlands: including a number of provincial museums.
6) The Netherlands: Including all museums subsidized by the central government.
7) The Netherlands: 1.725 temporary exhibitions were organized in the museums themselves; 346 in another venue in The Netherlands; 64 abroard.
8) The Netherlands: including the income from museum card.
9) The Netherlands: This is the total number of museums with or without an own website offering information on the Internet museum portals included.
10) The Netherlands: All museums with own website are connected to a museum portal.
11) The Netherlands: For FTE's of paid staff.
12) Of which 565 professionally-run museums.
13) Approximately 25 museums are subsidized by the Ministry of Culture. They are foundations and therefore included in 3c. The collections as well as buildings of these museums are state property.
14) Municipal and provincial museums. The collections as well as the buildings of these museums are state, municipal or provincial property
15) Including a number of provincial museums.
16) 1.725 temporary exhibitions were organized in the museums themselves; 346 in another venue in The Netherlands; 64 abroad.
17) Including the income from museum card: 4.980.000.-€
18) All 515 museums with own website are connected to a museum portal.
19) For FTE’s of paid staff.
20) 8 biggest museums attract 25% of total visits.
21) 2,24 (adults) / 1,47 (children)
22) The Netherlands: Approximately 25 museums are subsidized by the Ministry of Culture. They are foundations and therefore included in 3c. The collections as well as buildings of these museums are state property.
23) Netherlands: Approximately 25 museums are subsidized by the Ministry of Culture. They are foundations and therefore included in 3c. The collections as well as buildings of these museums are state property.
24) Netherlands: this question is no longer asked because all museums are supposed to use computers, access to internet and websites
25) Zoos are included