Stenen van betekenis: hunebedden als erfgoed en als actor
Meaningful stones: megalithic tombs as heritage and actor. The Dutch megalithic tombs have seen a long history of protective measures by the government. These measures have resulted in our present-day appreciation of these monuments. They also created the tranquil, ‘natural’ setting, and thus affect our behaviour as visitors. At the same time, these tombs are very much part of the fabric of the present-day society where people have various personal associations with these tombs and their environs memories. As a rule, both aspects (formal heritage policies and personalassociations) reinforce one another, but always within a spatial and behavioural framework defined by governmental policies.