At the close of the year 2018 there were 1,458 listed archaeological monuments in the Netherlands.
The diagram above shows the growth in the number of listed archaeological monuments in the Netherlands from 1967 onwards.
Protection under listing programmes
For the past few years, archaeological monuments have no longer been listed individually, but on the basis of listing programmes. In the last such programme the focus was on sites containing types of archaeological remains not currently listed, or only rarely listed. This is part of an effort to ensure that the national list of archaeological monuments presents a representative picture of the occupation history of the Netherlands.
28 new listed archaeological monuments
The Minister of Education, Culture and Science launched the latest listing programme in May 2014. Over the next few years 28 new sites will be added to the national list of archaeological monuments. They include hunter-gatherer camps, settlements, prehistoric field systems, Roman bridges, a 17th-century shipwreck, defences from the time of the Eighty Years War and an inundated town.
Register of Monuments and Historic Buildings, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE)
31 December 2018
Monitoring frequency: annual
The primary information relating to archaeological monuments is based on data from the Register of Monuments and Historic Buildings and the annotated description.
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