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How do I order a reproduction of a record?

If you want to order a reproduction of a record from home, you can do so via our webshop. If you want to order a reproduction online just follow the six steps below. It is also possible to order reproductions when your are visiting the reading room. 

Pilot scanning on demand from june to november 2018

We charge a base rate of €16,75 for each individual inventory number.
For maps > A2 you will recieve a quote for the additional made-to-measure scanning costs.

Conditions during the scanning on demand pilot:

  • You will recieve a maximum of 250 scans per inventory number
  • You can't order:
    • records with restricted access
    • charters
    • photo's from the SpaarnestadPhoto collection
    • records > A2 in size
    • records in poor physical condition

The scanning on demand rate applies only to orders on the website (not to prints in the reading room).

How do I proceed?

  1. Create a profile. You will need to enter your full address, including town and country.
  2. Search for the record you want to order. You can do this via the archive inventories, the indexes.
  3. Place the inventory number in the shopping cart by clicking on ‘Add to shopping cart’. A number will be shown next to the shopping cart in the top right-hand corner of the page. This number will relate to the amount of items that you have added to your shopping cart. You can then continue to search for other inventory numbers of records for which you want to order a scan.
  4. When you have finished ordering, click on the shopping cart in the top right-hand corner of the page. This will take you to the webshop where you can complete your order.
  5. Please enter the specifications of the record you require in the textbox. The more precise you specify your wishes, the quicker we will be able to process your order. We charge a rate of € 16,75 for each individual inventory number. For maps > A2 you will recieve a quote for the additional made-to-measure scanning costs.
  6. Place your order by clicking on ‘Place your order’. Please check your address details and the order. You will be taken to the payment page. We will send you an e-mail to confirm your order


To complete your order, you will need to be logged in with your personal profile. If you are not logged in, you will be asked to do so. If you have not yet created a profile, click here for information on creating a profile. When your order is ready you will receive an e-mail to let you know. You’ll receive scans of standard quality (300 dpi).


The Nationaal Archief offers various types of reproductions, products and services. A detailed list and their costs can be found in the price list.

What should I do if I have a problem?

If you have a problem placing, paying or downloading your order, please contact us. You will find a ‘Contact form’ button at the bottom of every page. This will take you to an e-mail form. In this form, describe clearly what you want to order and why you have been unable to order or download it via the website. A Nationaal Archief employee will contact you to resolve the problem. 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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