The Nationaal Archief houses millions of historical photographs and negatives. We estimate the total number of photographs, negatives and slides to be approx. 14 million. The collection expanded massively when the Spaarnestad photographic archive was transferred to us in 2009-2011.
You can view more than 500,000 photographs online. Perform a simple search using key words, or an advanced search by filling in the date, location or inventory number.
In addition to 110 kilometres of records, the Nationaal Archief also houses the largest and most important collection of maps and drawings in the Netherlands. This collection comprises some 300,000 items spread over 100 archives and dating as far back as the late Middle Ages.
You can view more than 6000 maps online. Again, perform a simple search using key words, or an advanced search by filling in the date, location or inventory number.