Rotterdam Municipal Archives

The purpose of the Rotterdam Municipal Archives is to fulfill the citizens' and the government's need for historical information with regard to the Rotterdam region on the basis of archives and collections. This objective gives rise to the following central tasks:

  1. Culture management: the acquisition, conservation and provision of access to archive records and documentary material and the supervision of the management of municipal files that have not yet been transferred.
  2. Culture participation: making information available, publicize the historical information available

The Municipal Archives comprises around 150 employees (including voluntary workers) and manages more than 18 linear kilometers of governmental and private archives, around 257,000 cards and building plans, 935,000 photos and negatives, 13,500 audiovisual documents, 95,000 library volumes and 50,000 placards.