The museum says that the compensation is due as a result of the loss of face that it suffered as a result of the incident.
The hacker's lawyer earlier claimed that the hacker was just being 'mischievous' and that the hacker would prefer to help the museum improve its website rather than pay compensation.
The hacker told the daily Het Nieuwsblad: "They should have got me to repair their website for them. I'm quite prepared to build them a new website free of charge. It would be a lot safer."