All donations are very much appreciated and help the RKD to make acquisitions and realise its activities. The RKD is a "Public Benefit Organisation" (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI)), which means you van enjoy the fiscal advantages of the ‘Donation Law’ (Geefwet). We accept both single and periodic donations.

Single donation

You can make a single donation by tranfering a one-time amount to the RKD. All contributions are much appreciated! Donations are tax deductible and there is a minimum and maximum amount you can claim on your tax. More information can be found on the website of the Dutch Tax Administration (de Belastingdienst). A single donation of minimal € 1000 offers you access as a member of the Circel van Hofstede. The tax deduction of 52% means the donation only costs you € 350. Donating couldn’t be more simple. You can transfer you donation to the bank account of the RKD.

Donation in kind

It is also possible to make a donation in kind. You would like to transfer an archive or documentation to the RKD? Then let us know by sending an e-mail to Every mail we receive which is related to Dutch art will be reviewed by specialists and the archivists of the RKD. It is imperative that the RKD has access to sufficient information on the archive of the documentation to be able to process and review your application, such as what kind of material does it concern, how much material and who did (or does) it belong to, and what is the subject matter of the material.

Periodical donation

Your fiscal advantage is the greatest when you make a donation for at least 5 years in a row and if you have a written agreement drawn up with the RKD. A periodical donation is completely tax deductible from your income tax. You can increase your donation to the RKD by 25% when filling in your tax return. Therefore, the Dutch Tax Administration (de Belastingdienst) accepts up to a quarter more tax deductible donations than you initially donated. This extra rebate is applicable to a maximum of € 5,000 per year. As of 2014 periodical donations are possible without a notarial deed by way of a simple donation agreement with the Dutch Tax Administration. This form can be downloaded here.

Donating in your will

Including the RKD in your will is a special way of offering your support to the RKD. There are different ways in which you can do this: by way of inheritance or beneficiary. This is not subject to inheritance tax. Your inheritance will therefore be left entirely to the RKD. A solicitor is generally involved in helping you put together the terms of your will. The solicitor will put together the will which will state in detail what you wish to leave to the RKD and the conditions which apply.

For more information on donations and including the RKD in your will please contact Marie-Françoise Borg.