Public Benefit Organization

Loevestein Castle is registered with the Dutch tax & customs administration as a public benefit organization (PBO). In Dutch, this is known as an ANBI.

The new Dutch Gift & Inheritance Tax Act (Dutch: Geefwet) took effect on 01 January 2012, making it an even more interesting proposition for both private individuals and companies to donate to cultural institutions such as Loevestein Castle.

You can read more about the Dutch Gift & Inheritance Tax Act here (only a Dutch version is currently available).

Executive Board & Remuneration

The Loevestein Castle Museum Foundation (Dutch: Stichting Museum Slot Loevestein) has a single board member who also acts as director. H.J.M.R. Stijns has been the Foundation’s director since 07 April 1999. In addition to the executive board, the Foundation also has a supervisory board. The Foundation’s board member does not receive any form of remuneration.

Members of staff (including the director) receive a salary in line with salary scales laid down in the Privatized State Museum (Dutch: Verzelfstandigde Rijksmusea) collective wage agreement.


As laid down in Article 2 of the Statutes:

The Foundation’s objective is to create, conserve and consolidate representative collections of historically and culturally important objects relating to Loevestein Castle. As part of this objective, the Foundation seeks to conserve the 14th-century Loevestein Castle complex and its moats, gardens and annexes as a prime example of a medieval moated castle.

In doing so, it aims to generate interest in and to provide information about historical matters among as broad a public as possible. It does so by means of scientific research, audio-visual presentations, and materials for study, education and enjoyment.