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

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

Regions Periods Number of museums (number) Museums by number of visits Up to 2 500 visits (in % of all the museums) Museums by number of visits 100 000 and more visits (in % of all the museums) Visits to museums Visits Total visits (x 1000) Visits to museums Visits Paid visits (x 1000) Visits to museums Visits Museum card and free visits (x 1000) Museum staff Employees Total employees (number) Museum staff Employees On payroll (number) Museum staff Employees Other paid staff (number) Museum staff Full-time equivalents Total FTE (fte's) Museum staff Full-time equivalents On payroll (fte's) Museum staff Full-time equivalents Other paid staff (fte's)
The Netherlands 2009* 810 31 6 22,037 13,439 8,598 9,146 6,938 2,208 6,380 5,284 1,096
Northern Netherlands 2009* 142 35 3 2,157 1,495 661 787 552 235 490 393 97
Eastern Netherlands 2009* 188 29 3 3,734 2,344 1,390 1,599 1,326 273 1,061 923 138
Western Netherlands 2009* 351 29 9 14,138 8,434 5,704 5,834 4,452 1,382 4,254 3,522 732
Southern Netherlands 2009* 129 35 3 2,009 1,166 843 927 608 319 575 446 129
Groningen 2009* 49 41 2 665 388 278 272 171 101 164 129 35
Friesland 2009* 64 38 2 867 639 229 335 228 107 200 147 53
Drenthe 2009* 29 21 7 624 469 155 180 153 27 126 116 9
Overijssel and Flevoland 2009* 74 31 0 840 507 332 386 303 83 255 218 37
Gelderland 2009* 114 27 5 2,894 1,837 1,057 1,213 1,023 190 806 705 101
Utrecht 2009* 46 30 9 1,617 528 1,089 640 490 150 415 359 56
North-Holland 2009* 149 32 12 8,714 5,836 2,878 2,837 2,247 590 2,216 1,835 381
South-Holland 2009* 124 26 9 3,463 1,834 1,629 2,259 1,658 601 1,574 1,291 283
Zeeland 2009* 32 28 0 345 236 108 97 57 40 49 37 12
North-Brabant 2009* 90 37 2 1,216 647 569 653 393 260 404 294 109
Limburg 2009* 39 31 5 792 518 274 274 215 59 172 152 20
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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.

Description topics

Number of museums
A museum is a permanent institution for the benefit of society and its
development, accessible to public, non-profit, that acquires, conserves,
scientifically researches and exhibits the material witnesses of mankind
and his environment and informs on this for purposes of study, education
and pleasure.
Temporarily closed museums excluded from 1997 on.
Museums by number of visits
The breakdown of the total number of museums by size according to the
number of visits.
Up to 2 500 visits
100 000 and more visits
Visits to museums
The number of visits to museums in the Netherlands.
Visits
The number of visits to museums, including visits of foreigners.
The total number of visits is broken down by paid visits and free visits.
Total visits
Paid visits
The number of visits to museums for which an entrance fee has been paid
(possibly with discount).
Museum card and free visits
The number of visits to museums without paying an entrance fee or with
entrance by showing the Museum card, or 'NS-pas'.
Museum staff
Employees on the payroll at a museum and (possibly) other paid staff.
The employees are counted as persons and in full-time equivalents.
Reference date: the end of the year.
Volunteers are not included.
Employees
Employees on the payroll at a museum and (possibly) other paid staff.
Total employees
On payroll
Other paid staff
Temporary workers, participants in a work programme, workers send on
secondment and so on.
Also managers/owners and collaborating members of the family (as far as
not on the payroll) are included.
Full-time equivalents
Working hours converted to full-time equivalents.
Total FTE
On payroll
Other paid staff
Temporary workers, participants in a work programme, workers send on
secondment and so on.
Also managers/owners and collaborating members of the family (as far as
not on the payroll) are included.