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Can I find acts in the Nationaal Archief?

Acts are published in the Staatsblad (Bulletin of Acts and Decrees). The Staatsblad is available for inspection in reference libraries such as university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands. You can also find information on contemporary Dutch law and acts on the website overheid.nl.

If you want to know more about the background of a particular act, you can use the Nationaal Archief’s Ministerial archives. Here you will find documents leading up to the draft of the Act (the bill), like for example the archive of the Ministry of Justice: Wettendossiers 1850-1975, catalogue reference 2.09.47 (in Dutch).

gahetNA is a website of the Society for the Nationaal Archief in cooperation with the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo.
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