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.


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.



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.

27 mei 2015: kick-off NPO Backstage

Which innovative and creative applications are possible with the data of the Dutch Public Broadcasting? Find out at the launch of NPO Backstage on the 27th of May in Hilversum.

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Recap GCCS-Unplugged

On the 17th of April Open State Foundation organized GCCS-Unplugged, an unconference for a free and open Internet.

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Diplomats and hackers hack challenges for an open, free and safe internet

What are the challenges facing online freedom, transparency and security? Today, Open State Foundation teams up with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to run an unconference, GCCS-Unplugged. The challenges for an open and free internet are tackled in an innovative way.

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No substantial growth of Dutch government open data portal

The Dutch government does not seem to use it’s own open data portal. If it does, it would have found that 14 percent of the datasets it released are not accessible because they contain no working links. This is the conclusion of a test done by Open State Foundation.

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