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Opening hours

Information Centre and Reading Room (consultation of original documents)

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 10am-9pm
  • Wednesday until Friday: 10am-5pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Closing dates Information Centre and Reading Room 2017

  • 27 April - Kings Day: closed all day
  • 5 May - Liberation Day: closed all day
  • 25 May - Ascension Day: closed all day
  • 5 December - Sinterklaas: information Centre and Reading Room are closed from 5pm
  • 26 December - Boxing Day: closed all day
  • 31 December - New Year's Eve: information Centre and Reading Room are closed from 4pm

During the opening hours of the exhibition the open stack library is available in the Information Centre.


Visit the exhibiton The world of the Dutch East India Company from the 24th of February 2017

Entrance fees

  • Adults € 5,-
  • 65+/students/CJP/uitpas € 3,-
  • Childeren 12 to18 years € 3,-
  • Children younger than 12 years free
  • ICOM, Museumcard and friends of the Nationaal Archief free

Opening hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 10am-9pm
  • Wednesday until Friday: 10am-5pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11am-5pm 

Closing and extra opening dates Exhibition 2017 / 2018

  • 27 April - Kings Day: closed all day
  • 5 May - Liberation Day: open 11am-5pm
  • 25 May - Ascension Day: open 11am-5pm
  • 5 June - Pentecost Monday: open 11am-5pm
  • 5 December - Sinterklaas: Reading room is closed from 5pm
  • 24 December - Christmas Eve: Reading room is closed from 4pm
  • 25 December - Christmas Day: closed all day
  • 26 December - Boxing Day: open 11am-5pm
  • 31 December - New Years Eve: Reading room is closed from 4pm
  • 1 January 2018 - New Years Day

Passport compulsory (for visiting the Reading Room)

From the 1th of June 1994, it is compulsory to provide proof of identity in the Netherlands. In certain situations, any citizen can be asked to identify themselves. This also applies to all visitors to the Nationaal Archief (since the 1th of April 2003). For non-Dutch citizens a passport is the only form of identification we can accept. 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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