Noord-Hollands Archief

  • Noord-Holland Archives
  • NHA

History

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.

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Building(s)

The Noord-Hollands Archief (or North Holland Archives) institution consists of two locations, namely the location at Kleine Houtweg 18 (which contains the State archives in North Holland and the North Holland province archives) and the public center of the archives in the Jan's church at Jansstraat 40 (which contains the municipal and North Holland province archives).

Archival and Other Holdings

In the Noord-Hollands Archief you can find public records and private archives. The government archives include: the administration of the province of North Holland and provincial services, such as Provincial Public Works and the Provincial Hospital; government institutions and government departments in North Holland, such as the Land Registry, the courts and prisons in North Holland; control of the municipalities Aalsmeer, Beverwijk, Bloemendaal, Haarlem, Haarlem and Spaarnwoude, Haarlemmermeer, Heemskerk, Heemstede, Uitgeest, Uithoorn, Velsen and Zandvoort, municipal services and companies in these municipalities other local government bodies in these municipalities (such as water boards). The private archives include those of churches (including the archives of the Diocese of Haarlem), companies, associations, families and individuals (such as the Haarlem regent family Van Valkenburg) that are or were involved in North Holland. Moreover, it is fairly uncommon that the North Holland Archives also manages some sixty archives of scientific institutions and internationally renowned scientists (such as the personal archives of the physicists Hendrik Lorentz and Pieter Zeeman, who both have won the Nobel Prize).

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Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

You can search the records of the Noord-Holland Archief in the catalogue of archives and collections. Do keep in mind that this service is in Dutch: only Dutch keywords can be used to track down any of the records. The search engine can be found here

Opening Times

Both locations of the Noord-Hollands Archief have a reading room. The reading room at the Jansstraat is opened from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm (except in July and August). The reading room at the Kleine Houtweg is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Accessibility

The archive at the Jansstraat is located in the center of Haarlem, only a five minutes walking distance from the train station. Parking is available at the parking garage at the Damstraat, Stationsplein or the Raaks. Parking is also possible in the Jansstraat, however there is only a very limited amount of parking spaces.

The location at the Kleine Houtweg is located just outside the center of Haarlem, at a walking distance of around 25 minutes from the train station. There is a parking lot reserved for visitors of the North Holland Archives.