I held this speech at the EU presidency conference on the digitisation of cultural heritage in Europe, Amsterdam 2016. A smart city leverages digital technologies and digital content to deliver services to it's constituents. eCulture services and digital cultural content in the Smart City offer a wealth of opportunities to make the city more livable and provide an enhanced experience. Some examples show what this means for different verticals like mobility, retail, tourism. Cultural digital content can easily be attached and linked to these services offering an enriched experience and connecting meaningful cultural content to selected Smart City services. To make this happen and capture the value of the digital opportunities relevant policies have to be put in place.