National Archives of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)

Temporary closure reading room Nationaal Archief

The Nationaal Archief is building a new public centre, containing a modernized reading room, an exhibition space and a workshop area. The renovation project is almost finished but, in order to ensure good customer service after completion, there is still a lot to be done. Therefore the Nationaal Archief will temporarily close its doors for visitors from Monday 16 September until Tuesday 15 October. In this period it is not possible to consult records.

Necessary measure

This temporary closure is an inconvenient but necessary measure, as the public centre needs to be fully equipped and tested. All newly installed facilities have to function properly, the reading room needs to be refurbished and the construction work causes a lot of dust and noise nuisance.

Available services

During the temporary closure it is not possible to consult records. Customers can still order scans on the website. In this period delivery of ordered scans will continue as usual.

Due to the renovation, visitors can contact the Information Unit by telephone from Tuesday to Friday from 13.00 – 17.00 hour. You can also fill out a contact form or send an e-mail to:

Festive opening

The grand opening of the new public centre – including the reading room – is on Wednesday 16 October. From that day on you are again most welcome to visit us.