Remco Vermeulen

Expert, Urban Heritage Strategies

Remco Vermeulen (MA in Heritage Studies, University of Amsterdam, 2012) is Urban Heritage Strategies Expert at IHS. He has relevant working experience in the private and (semi-)public sector, mainly in the field of urban heritage, inner city revitalization and public-private partnerships.

In 2012, Remco accomplished his Master degree in Heritage Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He wrote his thesis on public-private partnerships in urban heritage rehabilitation in Amsterdam and Vancouver while being affiliated to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  

After graduation, he gained three years of working experience in event management, sales and communication at a major international event organizing company and two years of working experience for the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) on several projects.

Currently he is working as coordinator of the Visitors Programme Heritage of DutchCulture, Centre for International Cultural Cooperation in Amsterdam.

Remco became involved with IHS through Urban Heritage Strategies courses (UHS) developed by IHS in cooperation with the RCE. These courses are part of the Shared Cultural Heritage programme, which in turn is part of the International Cultural Policy of the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Education, Culture and Science. UHS-1 took place in 2011 for professional participants from ten priority countries, and UHS-2 took place in 2014 with a focus on five Asian priority countries. Now part of IHS, Remco is expanding the institute’s UHS portfolio and integrating heritage, more specifically urban heritage management, in the existing curriculum and within the existing specialization programmes of IHS.

Remco is socially committed, and has worked as volunteer in Croatia, India and most recently in Nepal. He has been a voluntary guide during the European Heritage Days in the Netherlands in September in his hometown Leiden for the past 8 years. 


Corten J-P.; Geurts, E.; Meurs, P. and Vermeulen R.(eds.), (2014), Heritage as an asset for inner city development: an urban managers' guidebook, Rotterdam, nai010 publishers, p. 190

Vermeulen, R. (2012), The future of the historic city: A study of partnerships in urban heritage rehabilitation in Amsterdam and Vancouver