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Shared Cultural Heritage Programme

Our publications in English

Mission statement

The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands helps other parties to get the best out of our heritage. We are closely involved in listing, preserving, sustainably developing and providing access to the most valuable heritage in our country.
We are the link between policymakers, academics and practitioners. We provide advice, knowledge and information,and perform certain statutory duties that have been assigned to us.
The Cultural Heritage Agency is at the heart of heritage management in the Netherlands.

If you want to know more about the Cultural Heritage Agency, please read our corporate brochure Caring for Heritage (2015) (PDF 595 KB)