Stadsarchief Gent

  • City Archive Ghent
  • SAG

Archival and Other Holdings

The City Archives preserves the archives of the City of Ghent from the Middle Ages (the oldest piece dates from 1178) until today. It includes the Old Archive, formed during the ancien regime (until 1795), the Modern Archives, formed during the French period (1795-1815), the Dutch period (1815-1830) and the Kingdom of Belgium (since 1830). The archives of parishes from the period before the municipality mergers in 1965 and 1977 were largely transferred to the City Archives. Besides the local government archives the City Archives also preserves private archives of individuals, families, organisations or businesses who have a strong bond with Gent. All this paper archive takes a total of 22 km depot space. In addition to written records the City Archives also preserves important photographic archives and historical image collections, consisting of photographs, films, postcards, prints, porcelain cards, posters, drawings and paintings.

Opening Times

Monday: 8:30 am to 18:00 pm Tuesday: from 8:30 am to 16:30 pm Wednesday: 8:30 am to 16:30 pm Thursday: 8:30 am to 16:30 pm Friday: CLOSED


  • City of Ghent website consulted on 05/11/2014

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.