Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Nederland/201106

This is the chapter report for Wikimedia Nederland for June 2011.

Cultural heritage partners

Maarten Brinkerink gave a talk at the annual conference of the Dutch Association of Archivarians, and visited the GLAMcamp in New York.

The board discussed the possibility of hosting a GLAMcamp in the Netherlands at the end of 2011.

For Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), Wikimedia Nederland has arranged together with Heemschut that someone can work for WLM part time on the costs of Heemschut.

Lodewijk en MaartenB talked to people of a Delft cultural heritage wiki about a joint event with regard to WLM.


There is a fund for small-scale activities of the Dutch Wikimedia projects communities. Unfortunately, the community does not seem to take much advantage from it. The board decided to promote the fund better.

Conferences etc.

Den Bosch: WPNL10

On June 18th we celebrated the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia in Dutch. Some 60-70 Wikipedians came to the Talent Factory in Den Bosch. In the afternoon, a photo scavenger hunt followed several routes through the old town with its many monuments. In the evening we met in the Talent Factory and had two short speeches, of the Dutch chapter president and the president of the Wikimedia Foundation. At midnight we commemorated the real birthday, June 19th. Photos see here.


Marjon Bakker, our communications employee, visited the office of Wikimedia Deutschland and came back with a lot of advice.

Fundraising Summit

Board members Paul Becherer and Siebrand Mazeland attended the Fundrasing Summit in Vienna, Austria, where chapters and WMF were together to coordinate efforts for the yearly fundraising campaign, focusing mainly on messages, technical aspects and fundraising outside the yearly campaign.

Press and outreach

The Dutch press, also the most important newspapers, reported extensively about the tenth anniversary. See here.


  • September: Wiki Loves Monuments Europe
  • 5 November: Vereniging Wikimedia Conferentie 2011