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About the search portal

The search portal provides access to the collections of Het Nieuwe Instituut. This collection consists of the national archive of Dutch architecture and urbanism, a library with an international scope. You will find references to literature, descriptions of buildings and projects, information on architects, inventories of archives and a large quantity of images.

You can use the search portal to make reservations for archival records to view later in the reading room. You can download low-res images directly from the website or place an order for a high-res scan.

The search portal is under development. Improving the quality of the data is an on-going endeavour: more and more archives are made available, there are more and more digitized photographs and drawings, and descriptions are continuously supplemented, enhanced, and cleaned up.

If you have any questions about the search portal or the information it provides, please contact the Heritage Department of Het Nieuwe Instituut via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The search portal is built by Picturae, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut.