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Amsterdam City Archives

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The Amsterdam City Archives (the largest archive in the world), located in historic building De Bazel is housing a historical topographical collection with millions of maps, drawings and pictures, a library and extensive audio, film and photo...more
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Vijzelstraat 32, 1017 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 251 1511
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

My 88 year old mother always knew that her ‘Dutch grandmother’ came to England as a baby of 3 years old with her parents. She only had the names of her immediate grandparents but nothing else. My brother recently did a little groundwork on our...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Went in to see what they had on as we'd read they have a changing exhibition in the main hall. Really interesting history of a Jewish Street during the occupation. Using various sources to track what happened to everyone who lived there. Laid out like...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Was here because a friend told me about the exhibit currently on display, about Jewish families from WWII. Very moving and a beautiful building.

Thank wemackymacky
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Crossed the road from a cafe to get a closer look at the building. So pleased we went in. Small but interesting museum, small but well thought out shop. Not a 'must see' but a surprise treat if your in the neighbourhood.

1  Thank SharpFocus33
Reviewed January 14, 2018

I visited these archives this past October and found the staff person (sorry, don't remember his name) extremely helpful. He assisted me at the computer terminal, pulled some records from the shelves, and even made copies for me. I could tell he really enjoyed his...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed January 7, 2018

I was lured in from the street by their book shop display. Once inside I browsed their extensive shop with mostly books about Amsterdam, but also some calendars and 3D cards etc. Just the shop is a nice place to visit. Than I noticed the...More

Thank AnnaNLCH
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Some museums are so lucky. Lucky in the sense they are housed in a fantastic building. The 'Stadsarchief' is such a place. Based in the old main building of the ABN bank from the thirties, with the old vault being part of the exposition space...More

Thank E-J R
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We originally came here as I saw a photo of the exhibit online and the exhibition and the room it was held in looked amazing. We got there, and had a look around and parts of it were very interesting. Quite alot of it was...More

Thank KH2691
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

In this beautiful building there is a must-see exhibition of drawings and paintings of many sites within the inner city between 1700 and 1800. With an exquisite computer animation some of the drawings are animated with computer display overlays making the link to today clear...More

Thank Bram K
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Great activity movies hit rival records in terrific building away from crowd cool quiet and safe great free wifi

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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can search for family history records there. You will need to check the times they are open. I was there last October and the staff was very helpful, even pulling records and making copies for me. They even gave me... More