Back in 2010, the Planetarium was placed as an official Dutch candidate on the 'Provisional List of UNESCO World Heritage'. Since then, many plans and reports have been written and evaluated.
At the end of May 2015, Jet Bussemaker, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, informed the Lower House of the Dutch parliament of current advice on the basis of an expert group report. The expert group expects the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium to be nominated for less than one year. It is of the opinion that there are sufficient arguments to demonstrate the exceptional universal value of the Eisinga Planetarium. However, more time is needed to substantiate this convincingly. In 2017, this substantiation will be reassessed.
The Planetarium, together with the Ministry of OCW and the Civil Service for Cultural Heritage, will confidently continue its path toward inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. We will keep you informed.