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If you own a nationally listed monument in the Netherlands, you may qualify for a loan or subsidy for conservation (maintenance), a new designation for or restoration of your monument. The level of the contribution depends on the type of monument, among others.
The conservation scheme's most important conditions are:
- You own a nationally protected church, mill, factory or other national monument not intended as dwelling, or an archeological or natural ('green') monument.
- Conservation maintenance, based on a 6-year conservation plan, should be sober and pragmatic.
You can apply for subsidies for a new designation for monuments such as churches, industrial buildings, schools, farm sheds, monasteries and castles under the Subsidy Scheme Stimulation New Use of Monuments (Subsidieregeling stimulering herbestemming monumenten).
Restoration and energy saving measures
For the restoration of listed buildings that are not houses, such as factories or churches, you can apply for a low-interest loan to the National Restoration Fund. Owners of a listed house can apply for a single loan with regard to restoration and energy saving measures.
When do you qualify?
The conditions vary for each monument and for each scheme.
How to apply
You can apply for subsidy for conservation (in Dutch) annually between 1 February and 31 March. Between 1 October and 30 November each year you can apply for subsidies for new designations (in Dutch). You apply for the subsidy to Monumenten.nl (in Dutch). You can apply for a low-interest loan for restoration or energy saving measures year-round.