Data services are services permitting automated use of the NIOD’s data. Digital illustrations, metadata and texts can be made available via an API (Application Programming Interface) using OAI-PMH, and may be combined with other data to make new research, web applications and services possible.

Please contact via the contact form if you use any of the datasets as we are very interested to find out about applications and research results that use the data and it also lets us notify you of developments such as changes in the datasets or the release of new datasets.

Our datasets are also available via Open Cultuur Data and Data Archiving and Networked Services.


The following datasets may be used:

Datasets for research

It is often possible to use datasets that are not yet freely available for academic research purposes. Please contact us via the contact form.

Practical examples

The NIOD is used to supplying data for external applications. Some practical examples

Network Sources WWII

The Network Sources WWII enables users to search through relevant collections from different Collection Holdings Institutions.

Used dataset(s): 

  • Image Bank WWII
  • Library
  • Archives


The Digital Dutch Museum Collection enable users to search through relevant collections from different Collection Holding Institutions.

Used dataset: 

  • Image Bank WWII 

Disclaimer photo material

The NIOD does its utmost best to trace the copyright holders of photo material and to request their permission for use. A lot of the photo material on our site is historical material and is on different websites, which makes it difficult to find the original owner. We invite anyone who thinks we are violating his / her copyright, to contact us so that we can obtain permission or remove / replace the photo.