gahetNA in the National Archives

What archives are held at the Nationaal Archief?

Almost a thousand years of Dutch history is stored in the Nationaal Archief - contained in 110 kilometres of archives, including maps, drawings and photographs. The archives originate from:

  • The central government
  • The County of Holland and the regional and provincial administrations in South Holland
  • Private institutions and individuals.

Want to know more about what archives the Nationaal Archief holds? Or are you wondering whether there is any information that may be relevant to you? Then go to the catalogue.

You can also use the general search function on the website. is a website of the National Archives of The Netherlands in cooperation with the Society for the National Archives and Spaarnestad Photo.
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