Our collections consist of books, newspaper clippings and archival records (original documents, correspondence et cetera) that may be useful for your assignment. Most of the material is in Dutch. You can consult the material on location in the reading room, which is open to the public between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Our experienced reading room staff can help you find relevant sources.

We do not send out any material so the material can only be consulted in our reading room. You can search through our library catalogue and the inventory of our clippings collection on our website. We do not lend out any material, but it is possible to make photocopies on site. You do not have to make an appointment to visit the reading room and you are welcome to visit us any time during office hours.

NIOD’s photo collection can be consulted online at www.beeldbankwo2.nl. You can download low-resolution watermarked copies of the images for educational purposes or private use. On www.beeldbankwo2.nl you can also order high-resolution scans which cost 10 euros.

A good portal to start your research into the Second World War is www.oorlogsbronnen.nl. We also recommmend the educational section of the website of the National Committee 4 and 5 May and the Werkstukwijzer on the website of the Anne Frank House.