Every year throughout the second weekend of September, thousands of monuments open their doors to the public during ‘Open Monumentendag’ (Heritage Day). DANS has many datasets that have to do with monuments.
Just to give an example: the dataset “Beleving van monumenten1981“. This dataset contains data about processing of information and status-raising determinants of cultural activities, regarding visiting monuments in 1981. This allows, for example, to investigate relationships between leisure activities (reading, museums, theater, etc.) and background characteristics (basic characteristics, place of residence, living situation, etc.) and much more.
Data is also available about the surroundings of monuments, for example in the case of the “Cirkels in het gras” dataset. On the site of the Fectio archaeological monument, the National Cultural Heritage Agency was informed at the beginning of October 2013 of the presence of “circles” and other structures in the grass of approx. 5-8 meters in diameter. They manifest themselves as lanes with a different color and height of the grass on the spot. The data encompasses a brief survey of an unknown phenomenon.