Rijckheyt - Centrum voor Regionale Geschiedenis

  • Rijckheyt - Center for Regional History
  • Stadsarchief Heerlen


Coriovallumstraat 9
6411 CA


+(31) (0)45 - 560 44 01


The city archive of Heerlen, since 1924 the municipal archive of Heerlen, has become Rijckheyt - Centrum voor Regionale Geschiedenis in April 2006. Rijckheyt is Middle Dutch for "treasure" or "treasury".

Archival and Other Holdings

Rijckheyt - centrum voor Regionale Geschiedenis (or Center for Regional History is the repository of the municipality of Brunssum, the municipality Gulpen-Wittem, the municipality of Heerlen, the municipality of Simpelveld, and the municipality of Voerendaal. In addition, the archive provides management and availability of the historical archives of the municipality Nuth and its former municipalities.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The online search engine of the archives can be found here, the photo collection can be searched through the online image database.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Thursday by appointment only between 10 a.m. to 12 noon or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Conditions of Access

Materials that want to be used on Saturday have to be requestoned on Thursday before 5pm.


The amount of parking spaces in the direct vicinity of Rijckheyt are very limited. It is recommended to park your car in the parking garage at Uilestraat.

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