Information for visitors

The special and extensive collection of the City Archives may be accessed by anyone who wishes to search local history. Visitors may not only access material through this website, but also in the reading rooms of the archive.

Here you can view special documents with your own eyes and our staff are available to assist you with this.

Address for visitors Hofdijk 651 - 3032 CG Rotterdam
Opening hours: tuesday till friday 9.00 - 17.00
Postal address Postbus 71 - 3000 AB Rotterdam
Phone number +31 (0)10 267 55 55
Faxnumber +31 (0)10 267 55 56
E-mail address

Closed in 2017

    Friday, April 14th (Good Friday),
    Monday, April 17th (Easter Monday),
    Thursday, April 27th (Kingsday),
    Friday, May 5th (Liberation Day)
    Thursday, May 25th (Ascension Day),
    Monday, June 5th (Whit Monday),
    Monday, December 26th (Christmas Day).
    Tuesday, December 27th (Boxing Day)

      Proof of identity

      We kindly request that you complete a visitor registration form on your first visit to the municipal archive. You will then receive a personal visitor number. When registering, you must be able to provide a valid proof of identity.