Open Cultuur Data

The Open Culture Data API offers an infrastructure to collect, search and re-use combined open culture datasets of Dutch cultural heritage organisations.



Diplomats may think their deleted Twitter messages are gone for good. Diplotwoops screens deleted messages by diplomats and embassies around the world. A database of diplomats’ tweets, lost and found.


The accounts of governments should be open and accessible to everyone. Unlocking and standardizing financial data of governments ensures that everyone has direct insight into financial information.

Twitter kills Politwoops US but still up and running in 30 other countries

Two weeks ago, the US version of Politwoops stopped being updated. The more than 30 versions of Politwoops with deleted tweets by politicians in 30 other countries, run by Open State Foundation, are still up and running.

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Pilot Open Municipal Information: the needle in the digital haystack

Publishing minutes, decisions, bills, agendas and other documents of the city council as open data strengthens the information position of city councilors, inhabitants and journalists. Open State has written about unfindable voting results and the wish to publish municipal information as open data before.

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Government grants double in 2014

In 2014 Dutch ministries provided twice as much grants as in 2013. An analysis done by the Open State Foundation shows that 44.507 grants have been given to 10.993 recipients, with a total cost of 5.5 billion euro. Last week the Dutch government released its grant overview of 2014 as open data.

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Do not exploit the trade register, make it open

Open the Trade registry up for everyone, as open data will stimulate innovative apps and toolsl; argued Arjan El Fassed in the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.

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