Netherlands Amsterdam City Archive

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Gert Lucas

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The Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives) is the official archives of the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making available the historical records of Amsterdam, including documents, photographs, maps, and other materials that relate to the city's history. The archives are open to researchers, genealogists, and members of the public, and they offer a variety of services, such as access to their collections, research assistance, and educational programs. The Stadsarchief Amsterdam is located in the historic Amsterdam City Hall, and it is open to visitors Monday through Friday.

Wander through the impressive Treasury, the freely accessible and permanent exhibition of the Amsterdam City Archives. Discover more about Rembrandt, Anne Frank or Johan Cruyff and their times. The Treasury of Amsterdam gives a unique picture of the history of Amsterdam. Original pieces from the archives and collections are exhibited in the characteristically designed room from 1926. The wonderful selection of old photos, drawings, maps, objects and documents bring you close to crucial moments in Amsterdam's history, and to the people who witnessed them. Follow the rise of the city in the early 13th century, and how 17th-century Amsterdam grew into the economic center of the world. Discover the city's role in the global slave trade and learn about the persecution of the Jews during World War II. Experience the contrariness of Provo in the 1960s, the violent squatter riots of the 1980s, and feel part of the city of today.

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