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Listed buildings - numbers

At the end of 2018 there were 61,908 listed buildings in the Netherlands. Since 2007 the focus has been on the post-war reconstruction period.

Graph with the number of listed buildings in the Netherlands from 1965-2018

Conservation areas - numbers

Between the introduction of the Monuments and Historic Buildings Act in 1961 and the end of 2018, 473 conservation areas were listed in The Netherlands.

Graph of the growth of the number of designated conservation areas in the Netherlands from 1965-2018

Museumpopulation - registered/not-registered

At the end of 2017 the museum population of the Netherlands consisted of 697 museums, of which were 466 registered by the Museumvereniging (The Museums Association of the Netherlands), 204 of them were not (yet) registered.

Graph with the number of un- and registered museums per status in 2017

Museumpopulation - numbers by category

The category ‘history’ (439) accounted for the largest proportion of the total number of museums in The Netherlands at the end of 2017 (697). The smallest group is ‘ethnology’ (12 museums).

Graph with the number of museums within each category in the Netherlands in 2017

Archaeological research by type

In 2018 there were 5.025 archaeological investigations registered in the Netherlands, an increase from 20167 by 800 (4,225). The number of registrations of archaeological research carried out in the Netherlands since 1908 amounts to 68,440 in total.

Graph with the growth of the archaeological research types reported in Archis since 1990.

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