About Monumentenbezit

Built heritage is an important part of history. It is up to us to preserve monuments responsibly and share them with a wide audience. Monumentenbezit already does that for 32 national monuments, some 100 buildings - including churches, towers, memorials, ruins, country houses and the fortifications. As many as five of the objects appear in the Top 100 monuments of the Netherlands. And Naarden's fortifications have even been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site!

In 2016, the State divested 29 monuments that were transferred to a foundation through the National Monuments Organization: Monumentenbezit. The foundation has existed since 2014 acts as a national management organization for culturally valuable buildings. We have the status of cultural ANBI. Our organization has been designated as a Professional Organization for Monument Preservation (POM) by the State in 2022. We also apply the Diversity and Inclusion Code, the Fair Practice Code and the Cultural Governance Code of Conduct, choosing the board-of-supervisors model.

POM status

Monument organizations that own at least 20 national monuments can obtain POM (Professional Organizations for Monument Preservation) status.

Responsible management of the monuments entrusted to it and the preservation of their cultural-historical values are at the forefront of Monuments Property's policy. This applies to both green space management and the management of the buildings themselves. Each (type of) monument has a specific maintenance need. To this end, a maintenance vision is drawn up for each type of monument, which is then specified for each building. Annually and structurally, our experts perform maintenance and work to preserve the heritage. We also have colleagues within our team who work on the (cultural and architectural) historical research of the monuments.


Codes of Conduct

Within our organization, we apply the Culture Governance Code, the Diversity and Inclusion Code and the Fair Practice Code. By applying and complying with these codes, we contribute to a healthy and fair cultural sector.

  • The Culture Governance Code provides organizations with a framework for good governance and oversight.
  • The Diversity and Inclusion Code has created a roadmap by which diversity and inclusion can be structurally embedded in the organization.
  • The Fair Practice Code was created for a firmer labor market position for people working in the cultural sector.

You can read about how we apply these codes in our annual reports and in our policy plan.


Every year we share our work and results through an annual report and publish our financial statements. The financial statements are prepared by an external auditor and reviewed by the auditor. The entire organization is audited annually.

Supervisory Board

The members of the Supervisory Board (Raad van Toezicht) of Monumentenbezit are subject matter experts in the fields of cultural and architectural history, financial, policy and legal.

Dr. ir. C.S.T.J. (Carlo) Huijts

Prof. Dr. R.N.G. (René) van der Paardt
Vice President

Prof. Dr. M.C. (Marieke) Kuipers

Ir. A. J. M. Valk (Anton) Valk CBE