Cheese and Goededoelenloterij on the list of intangible heritage

Cheese and Goededoelenloterij on the list of intangible heritage

The cheese and the Goededoelenloterij is added to the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. That makes Ineke strouken photographed, director of the centre for Intangible Heritage, the Netherlands Thursday, known to

In total, there are now 121 traditions on the inventory, including ice-skating on natural ice, the summer carnival in Rotterdam, and the Indian rice.

All boerenkaasmakers had united themselves to their profession on the list to get. “It’s going to obtain the typical taste and preparation methods of cheese, join in the inspections and learn from each other,” writes the research centre.

“With the use of modern media and connecting with organizations in the field of food and landbouwduurzaamheid is a good step in the contemporary and to keep alive the cheese.”


The Goededoelenloterij is a long-standing tradition that originated in 1729. When was the ‘generaliteitsloterij’ held to combat the plague.

“Play to win and give money for a better world, the knife cuts two ways”, says the research centre. The organization behind the lottery wanted to be recognized as an intangible heritage to the contact can be facilitated between participants and charities.

Intangible heritage and its dynamic traditions that adapt to the time. “Each generation gives the tradition in its own way so that is still evolving.”

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