Reuse, Redevelop and Design: How the Dutch deal with heritage

Presenting twenty inspiring repurposing objects as examples, this publication sketches the outlines of repurposing as the new future for real estate.

This publication can be ordered from the publisher.

There is an updated 2020 edition available as well: Reuse, Redevelop and Design: How the Dutch deal with heritage.


Vacancies are opportunities for adaptive reuse in the form of residential units, recreational facilities or care institutions. This frequently produces surprising combinations; examples include a school or community centre in a former factory, a shop in a deconsecrated church or a recreation area in a former military zone.


Authors: Paul Meurs and Marinke Steenhuis, with contributions by Jean-Paul Corten, Frank Strolenberg, Sander Gelinck and Lara Voerman
ISBN: 978-94-6208-358-5
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, nai010, 2017