On 21 June 2014 the Van Nelle factory was officially declared a World Heritage Site, bringing the number in the Netherlands to 10.
In 2013 the Monuments and Historic Buildings Inspectorates performed 5,860 inspections on listed historic buildings. Most were in the ‘residential’ category (2,326). In this category, the structure of 97.9% of the buildings was in reasonable or good condition, and the standard of maintenance was reasonable or good in 86.3% of cases.
A trend has been established for the scores of listed buildings inspected on more than one occasion. In 47.2% of buildings inspected on multiple occasions the standard of maintenance remained the same, in 31.1% it improved and in 21.7% it deteriorated. The standard of maintenance of ‘road and water infrastructure’ and ‘defence works’ deteriorated slightly in relative terms.
A trend has been identified for historic buildings that have been inspected three times or more. In 70.3% of buildings inspected on multiple occasions the condition of the structure has remained the same, in 21.2% it has improved and in 8.6% it has deteriorated. The structure of ‘road and water infrastructure’ and ‘defence works’ deteriorated less than in the other categories.
In 2017 there were 4,225 archaeological investigations registered in the Netherlands, a slight increase since 2016 (4,015). The number of registrations of archaeological research carried out in the Netherlands since 1908 amounts to 64,304 in total.
The overview of archaeological research by contractor makes it clear that their number was limited until the introduction of the Monuments and Historic Buildings Act 1988. From that point on, there was a clear change, with commercial agencies accounting for a growing proportion of archaeological research.
Between the introduction of the Monuments and Historic Buildings Act 1961 and the end of 2016, 470 conservation areas were listed.
The category ‘history’ (407) accounted for the largest proportion of the total number of museums in The Netherlands at the end of 2017 (688). The smallest group is ‘ethnology’ (18 museums).
At the end of 2016 the museum population of the Netherlands consisted of 688 museums, 468 of which are registeredby the Museumvereniging, 202 are not (yet) registered.