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Daily work at NIOD on the Herengracht in 1947


Everyone can use the NIOD collections for research and study. You can do so in our reading room. Part of the collection can also be viewed digitally. NIOD’s archives pertain to the Second World War or its aftermath. The library contains publications on the war, the Holocaust, and other genocides in the 20th and 21st centuries. The WWII Image Bank has a collection of more than 175,000 images about the Second World War.


NIOD manages over 2,500 meters of archival material. The finding aids list the NIOD archives and whether they are freely accessible. Part of our archival collection has been digitised and can be accessed online.


The NIOD library contains over 75,000 titles about the Second World War, the Holocaust, and other genocides from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Image Bank WWII

The image material from the collections of Dutch war and resistance museums, remembrance centres, and NIOD is brought together in the Image Bank WW2

Donating archive material

Do you have documents from the war years, such as diaries, photos, or letters, and are you considering donating them to NIOD? If so, please use the donation form.

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Herengracht 380
1016 CJ Amsterdam
020 52 33 800
Opening hours reading room
  • Tue - Fri09:00 - 17:30 u
  • Closed on Mondays