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.
At the end of 2018, over half (58.6%) of the items on the Register of Monuments and Historic Buildings (61,908) were objects in the category ‘Buildings and houses’ (36,252).
At the close of the year 2018 there were 1,458 listed archaeological monuments in the Netherlands.
In 2015 there were 1,435 national archaeological sites in the Netherlands. They consisted of 3,982 complexes. The themes ‘burial’ (1,993) and ‘dwellings’ (1,328) were the most common among them.
Generally speaking, most newly listed archaeological complexes are from more recent periods. The Neolithic-Bronze Age (1,010) is an exception, with a large number of protected barrows from this period.
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.
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.
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).
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.