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One million visitors for heritage Open days

One million visitors for heritage Open days

Photo: Marijke Peeters

This weekend, some 5,000 monuments open to the public during the heritage Open days and has an estimated one million people on the streets. That there are about the same as last year, has the organization Sunday reported.

There were only 41.000 visitors to Amsterdam. The most popular monuments were two former prisons: the Dome in Breda and the House of Detention in Den Bosch, with both of them, around 6,000 viewers.

Also, many viewers were there for the Council of State in Den Haag, the Pieterskerk in Leiden, the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft and the Berlage stock Exchange in Amsterdam.

Thirtieth time

It was the first time that the heritage Open days were organised. Pieter van Vollenhoven, who is the heritage Open days opened, said that the event in the past thirty years has ensured that monuments are ‘the darlings of municipalities and the public’.

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