The Noord-Hollands Archief collects, preserves and makes available the documentary heritage of the province of Noord-Holland, the Kennemerland region (in particular the municipalities of Aalsmeer, Beverwijk, Bloemendaal, Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude, Haarlemmermeer, Heemskerk, Heemstede, Uitgeest, Uithoorn, Velsen and Zandvoort), and of the provincial capital Haarlem.
We aim at promoting the use and enjoyment of this material to serve the cultural, educational, recreational and administrative needs of present and future generations.
At present only parts of this website are in English. If you can not find the information you are looking for, or if you do not understand any of the content, please contact us. We will do our best to answer all your queries.
Where to find us / opening hours
We are located at
Jansstraat 40 in Haarlem
Please note that starting in January 2013 the opening hours have changed for both reading rooms.
Our mailaddress is Postbus 3006, 2001 DA Haarlem; if you prefer to e-mail us you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: +31 23 5172700.
The Noord-Hollands Archief holds an extensive collection of maps, drawings, prints and photographs concerning Haarlem, the surrounding municipalities and the province of Noord-Holland. A part of this collection is available online through the Beeldbank.
Family history at the Noord-Hollands Archief
At the Noord-Hollands Archief you can search for your ancestors that lived in this province. At present most of the search will have to be conducted in our search room, but a growing amount of sources are being made available from the Internet. Our most important sources for genealogical research are:
Apart from the database WieWasWie, there are several other indexes available; you should take into account that all the original sources are written in Dutch. A complete list of available online sources can be found here. At your request we can do (limited) research for you, but this involves a fee. We are happy to provide you with an estimation of the fee.
Search the archives
We offer an online service to search the catalogues of the archives and collections we keep. You can see what records we keep in the "Archievenoverzicht" (our catalogue of archives and collections). You have to keep in mind that this is a service in Dutch, so if you want to track down any of the records, please use Dutch keywords.