Museums; size, visits and personnel, per region and province 1995-2009


The statistics on museums provide information on companies and
institutions in the Netherlands which acquire, conserve and exhibit the
material witnesses of mankind and his environment.
This includes not only the companies and institutions for which
exploiting a museum is the main activity but also the museums which
are a sideline of the company or institution (for example being part of
a municipality, university or hospital).

This table presents figures on
- the number of museums;
- the number of museums by size according to number of visits;
- the total number of visits broken down by paid visits and free visits;
- the average number of visits per museum and the number of visits of
foreigners;
- employees (in number of persons as well as full-time equivalents) on the
payroll, other employees and volunteers.

These figures are further specified by type of museum, the composition of
the staff and size category according to full-time equivalents of
employees.

Data available from: 1995-2009

Status of the figures: all figures are definite.

Changes as of 14 March 2014:
This table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

Region
- Northern Netherlands: Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe;
- Eastern Netherlands: Overijssel en Flevoland, Gelderland;
- Western Netherlands: Utrecht, North-Holland, South-Holland, Zeeland;
- Southern Netherlands: North-Brabant, Limburg.

Museums; size, visits and personnel, per region and province 1995-2009

Regions Periods Number of museums (number) Museums by number of visitsUp to 2 500 visits (in % of all the museums) Museums by number of visits100 000 and more visits (in % of all the museums) Visits to museumsVisitsTotal visits (x 1000) Visits to museumsVisitsPaid visits (x 1000) Visits to museumsVisitsMuseum card and free visits (x 1000) Museum staffEmployeesTotal employees (number) Museum staffEmployeesOn payroll (number) Museum staffEmployeesOther paid staff (number) Museum staffFull-time equivalentsTotal FTE (fte's) Museum staffFull-time equivalentsOn payroll (fte's) Museum staffFull-time equivalentsOther paid staff (fte's)
The Netherlands 2001 873 36 5 20,488 14,399 6,089 8,285 6,283 2,002 5,478 4,424 1,054
The Netherlands 2003 828 32 5 19,558 13,593 5,965 8,496 6,567 1,929 5,837 4,731 1,106
The Netherlands 2005 775 31 5 19,648 13,527 6,121 8,143 6,563 1,580 5,696 4,860 836
The Netherlands 2007 773 31 5 20,540 14,205 6,335 8,598 6,760 1,839 6,016 5,013 1,003
The Netherlands 2009* 810 31 6 22,037 13,439 8,598 9,146 6,938 2,208 6,380 5,284 1,096
Groningen 2001 53 42 2 620 417 203 360 186 174 200 111 89
Groningen 2003 53 38 2 662 433 229 291 175 116 203 129 74
Groningen 2005 54 39 2 612 432 180 268 185 83 194 143 51
Groningen 2007 50 42 2 561 399 161 312 194 119 192 131 61
Groningen 2009* 49 41 2 665 388 278 272 171 101 164 129 35
Friesland 2001 72 40 0 759 542 216 373 215 158 232 144 87
Friesland 2003 61 36 2 739 532 206 352 262 90 186 128 58
Friesland 2005 62 40 2 725 527 198 296 218 79 205 156 49
Friesland 2007 62 40 2 833 594 240 300 224 76 209 159 50
Friesland 2009* 64 38 2 867 639 229 335 228 107 200 147 53
Drenthe 2001 35 34 0 455 353 102 178 115 63 110 77 33
Drenthe 2003 31 26 3 489 363 126 153 111 42 99 73 26
Drenthe 2005 31 26 3 545 414 132 171 136 35 109 87 22
Drenthe 2007 29 21 3 573 455 118 192 151 40 132 115 17
Drenthe 2009* 29 21 7 624 469 155 180 153 27 126 116 9
Overijssel and Flevoland 2001 84 44 1 813 408 405 365 226 138 200 141 59
Overijssel and Flevoland 2003 72 40 0 652 435 217 330 250 80 208 155 53
Overijssel and Flevoland 2005 72 38 - 764 477 288 399 275 124 254 203 51
Overijssel and Flevoland 2007 67 31 - 739 487 252 350 276 74 248 208 40
Overijssel and Flevoland 2009* 74 31 0 840 507 332 386 303 83 255 218 37
Gelderland 2001 124 37 4 2,675 1,933 742 1,086 836 250 668 559 109
Gelderland 2003 121 32 5 2,738 1,938 800 1,090 861 229 689 573 116
Gelderland 2005 110 33 6 2,892 1,946 946 1,021 859 162 702 618 84
Gelderland 2007 104 34 7 2,707 1,809 898 1,075 864 211 774 633 141
Gelderland 2009* 114 27 5 2,894 1,837 1,057 1,213 1,023 190 806 705 101
Utrecht 2001 45 22 7 1,106 572 534 447 372 75 353 302 51
Utrecht 2003 42 24 5 998 652 346 377 319 58 266 240 26
Utrecht 2005 40 25 5 971 490 482 550 420 130 317 283 34
Utrecht 2007 47 26 4 1,123 603 520 685 450 235 369 323 47
Utrecht 2009* 46 30 9 1,617 528 1,089 640 490 150 415 359 56
North-Holland 2001 157 33 10 8,133 6,339 1,795 2,376 2,040 336 1,694 1,501 193
North-Holland 2003 146 25 12 7,728 5,914 1,813 2,571 2,132 439 1,895 1,633 262
North-Holland 2005 137 24 12 7,852 6,102 1,750 2,448 2,122 326 1,761 1,608 153
North-Holland 2007 143 27 12 8,530 6,611 1,920 2,608 2,171 438 1,797 1,564 233
North-Holland 2009* 149 32 12 8,714 5,836 2,878 2,837 2,247 590 2,216 1,835 381
South-Holland 2001 151 34 6 3,368 2,005 1,364 2,150 1,647 503 1,448 1,183 265
South-Holland 2003 147 31 7 3,691 2,117 1,574 2,448 1,914 534 1,687 1,382 305
South-Holland 2005 131 28 7 3,249 1,866 1,383 2,203 1,826 377 1,597 1,348 249
South-Holland 2007 119 26 8 3,324 1,905 1,419 2,156 1,739 417 1,720 1,427 293
South-Holland 2009* 124 26 9 3,463 1,834 1,629 2,259 1,658 601 1,574 1,291 283
Zeeland 2001 34 44 3 480 419 61 188 141 46 100 77 23
Zeeland 2003 34 44 0 215 169 46 86 63 23 40 31 9
Zeeland 2005 28 39 - 195 126 69 76 63 13 39 32 7
Zeeland 2007 28 39 - 237 192 44 67 57 10 29 22 6
Zeeland 2009* 32 28 0 345 236 108 97 57 40 49 37 12
North-Brabant 2001 78 39 3 1,393 937 456 500 312 189 311 201 110
North-Brabant 2003 80 37 1 1,095 622 473 537 281 256 364 225 139
North-Brabant 2005 70 30 3 1,193 730 464 428 252 176 312 222 90
North-Brabant 2007 81 35 2 1,153 653 501 569 405 164 351 271 80
North-Brabant 2009* 90 37 2 1,216 647 569 653 393 260 404 294 109
Limburg 2001 40 25 3 687 475 211 262 192 70 162 127 35
Limburg 2003 41 30 0 553 417 136 259 198 61 199 162 37
Limburg 2005 40 32 4 648 418 230 283 208 75 206 160 46
Limburg 2007 43 33 - 759 497 262 283 230 54 194 160 33
Limburg 2009* 39 31 5 792 518 274 274 215 59 172 152 20
Source: CBS.
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