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The Netherlands

Dutch Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

14 October 1958

14 October 1958

30 January 2007

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

17 July 2009

Signed 28 June 1996

1972 World Heritage Convention

26 August 1992

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

-

2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

-

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

9 October 1009

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

8 February 1956

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

15 February 1994

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

-

European Convention for the Protection of the  Archaeological Heritage (revised)

11 June 2007

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

2 May 1996

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

16 February 2005

European Landscape Convention

27 July 2005

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

-

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

-

 

Constitutional provisions

Constitution of the Kingdom of The Netherlands 2002, Arts 7 and 22, Part I

 

National legislation

Cultural Heritage Preservation 1984 (as amended) (original language and translation) Source: UNESCO

Monuments and Historic Buildings Act 1988 (as amended) (original language and translation) Source: UNESCO

Archaeology Act 2007 (original language)

Housing Act 1992

Environmental Management Act, 2004, Chapter 7

Archives Act 1995 (original language)

Act of 8 March 2007 containing rules on the taking into custody of cultural property from an occupied territory during an armed conflict and for the initiation of proceedings for the return of such property (Cultural Property Originating from Occupied Territory (Return) Act)

Rules on the taking into custody of cultural property from an occupied territory during an armed conflict and for the initiation of proceedings for the return of such property (Cultural Property Originating from Occupied Territory (Return) Act) 2007

Implementation of the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property adopted in Paris on 14 November 1970 (1970 UNESCO Convention on the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (Implementation) Act 2009

 

Other

Explanatory Memorandum regarding Implementation of the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property adopted in Paris on 14 November 1970 (1970 UNESCO Convention on the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (Implementation) Act 2009

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Cultural Heritage Inspectorate

 

Contact

Cultural Heritage Inspectorate

Post Box 16478 (IPC 3500)

2500 BL The Hague

T +31 (0)70-4124012

F +31 (0)70-4124014

E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

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