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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

 
 
 
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Vijzelstraat 32
Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 202511511
http://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl


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Amsterdam's municipal archives ("Stadsarchief") are among the largest in the world with 35 kilometres worth of documents.

An Art Deco building

The archives are kept in a magnificent Art Deco building along a canal. The building was long the headquarters of the Netherlands Trading Company, the successor to the Dutch East India Company, before being taken over by a famous bank. Known as "De Bazel" (the name of the architect), the building is full of the symbols of theosophy, an esoteric philosophy espoused by Karel De Bazel, which provide it with its special appeal.

Light plays a major role in the building so it isn't surprising that it has two inner courtyards. Entry is free and you can also come to see very good exhibits and attend conferences. Of course, the archives themselves are really worth a look.

Antique maps or genealogy?

After you've finished admiring the building, take a little tour of the "treasure room". The archive's masterpieces are kept here, in the basement formerly used as the bank’s vault. There are very old maps of Amsterdam (some dating back to the 15th century!) and photos of the capital’s streets taken over the past centuries. If you think you may have ancestors from Amsterdam, do some research on the Internet then come and consult the original documents in the research centre.

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