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

The alienation procedure

Alienation of government archives must be officially requested. A request will be received positively if the requesting party can show they can guarantee the longevity and accessibility of the archive. Once the request has been approved, there is an interval of two months before the archive is actually transferred. This will enable researchers currently using it to complete their work. After this, the transfer is formally completed by means of a deed of alienation.