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The Wealth of the City


Publication number: 2011-23
Authors: G. Marlet, J. Poort, C. van Woerkens
Commissioned by: Netherlands Museum Association
Published by: Atlas voor gemeenten

Dutch museums are worth a total of up to 6.4 billion euros, corresponding to an annual welfare gain of about 370 million euros. This contribution to welfare – partly in hard cash and partly in increased pleasure for consumers – is currently matched by an annual subsidy of about the same size. The amount of subsidy should therefore be justified by the calculated maximum welfare gain.


Category: 2011