National Archives of the Netherlands
Nationaal Archief
Het Nationaal Archief
Main entrance of Nationaal Archief
Agency overview
Formed 1802; 214 years ago (1802)
Headquarters The Hague
52°04′52″N 4°19′35″E / 52.08111, 4.32639Coordinates: 52°04′52″N 4°19′35″E / 52.08111, 4.32639

The Nationaal Archief (NA) is the national archive of the Netherlands, located in The Hague. It houses collections for the central government, the province of Zuid-Holland, and the former County of Holland. There is also material from private institutions and individuals with an association to the Dutch government or the political or social history of the Netherlands. The Nationaal Archief holds the Archives of the Dutch East India Company from 1602–1811, which were, along with related records held by South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register in 2003 in recognition of their historical value.[1] Recently, the photographic archives of Spaarnestad Photo were included in the Nationaal Archief.[2] It has been announced that Wikipedia will get user rights over a large number of photos from these archives.[3]

The Netherlands Antilles had a separate Nationaal Archief, which was dissolved when the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles took place.[4]


The logos on the windows of the same building as the National Archives, showing RKD, LM, NMI and the KB.

The entrance links to a walkway leading to the sister organizations housed in the same building. The large complex comprises a large apparatus to keep documents stored in optimum conditions, which the NA maintains (with government subsidies) for its sister organizations. The list of organizations housed in the complex adjoining The Hague Central Station are:

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