Centraal Museum is a cultural public benefit organisation (Dutch: algemeen nut beogende instelling; ANBI). This means that the amount you can deduct is higher than the amount of your actual donation. We provide an explanation of the Gift and Inheritance Tax Act below.

Gift and Inheritance Tax Act

Since 2012, the possibilities for the deduction of regular donations have been expanded. Donations to Centraal Museum may be increased by 25% in the calculation of your tax deductions. This increase may be applied to donations of up to €5,000. It means that the maximum increase amounts to €1,250. Donations of more than €5,000 remain deductible, but the 25% increase does not apply to the part of the amount exceeding €5,000.

Note: Until 2023, the deductible rate will be reduced annually. From 2023 on, the rate will be 37.10%. More information can be found here.

Suppose you donate € 1,000 per year. For the tax deduction, you may increase this amount to 125%. Your deductible in this case is €1,250. At the top rate of 49.5%, the tax authority will repay €618.75 of every €1,000 you donate. This means that donating €1,000 in reality only costs you €381.25.

Non-periodic donations

Non-periodic donations are subject to tax limitations. Such donations can only be deducted from your income to the extent that they exceed 1% of your taxable income. The maximum limit for non-periodic donations has been set at 10% of your taxable income before application of your personal deductible items. It may be more advantageous for you to spread your gift across a number of years. You can submit a request for a provisional refund to the Tax and Customs Authority immediately after making the donation.

Periodic donations

Periodic donations are donations in the form of fixed and consistent periodic payments over five or more years with a frequency of at least once a year. Periodic donations are not subject to any limitations such as a threshold or maximum.

If you would like to support Centraal Museum through your company, there are options for this that may confer tax benefits as well. For more information, please contact Anna Kesler at development@centraalmuseum.nl.

Official ANBI information for Centraal Museum

Name: Stichting Centraal Museum

Chamber of Commerce number: 56449399

RSIN: 852130545

Postal address:
Centraal Museum 
PO box 2106 

Objectives of Stichting Centraal Museum

  • the museological opening of existing or future buildings that are available to the Centraal Museum, such as the historic museum complex on Agnietenstraat/Nicolaaskerkhof in Utrecht, the nijntje museum and the Rietveld Schröder House. This includes a collection of designs by Dick Bruna, the Van Baaren collection and Rietveld collection;
  • to preserve, manage, selectively expand and improve and co-display the collections on loan to the foundation; 
  • furthermore anything directly or indirectly connected with or conducive to this, all in the broadest sense. 

Board composition

Stichting Centraal Museum is managed by the Board of Directors, consisting of Artistic Director Bart Rutten and Business Director Marco Grob.

The Foundation has a Supervisory Council tasked with the supervision of the Board’s policies and the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation and its affiliated organisation. The Supervisory Council advises the Board.

Remuneration policy

The employment terms of the Board of Directors are determined by the Supervisory Council, with due observance of legislation and regulations (Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act).

The members of the Supervisory Council receive a consideration of €256 per meeting; the chair receives €316. They may declare a maximum of six meetings per year.

Employees of Centraal Museum fall under the collective employment agreement (CAO) of the Vereniging van Rijksmusea (the Association of State-Subsidised Museums). 

Policy plan, annual reports and disclosure requirement

View our multi-annual policy plan here

View our financial and other annual reports here

View the disclosure requirement standard form here