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Newspaper articles (Netherlands)

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) offers access to recent articles in Dutch national and regional newspapers. Coverage differs per newspaper: NRC Handelsblad for instance is available from 1990 onwards, the Algemeen Dagblad from 2005. All newspapers are updated daily. Articles by freelancers and other sources within the publication (pictures, columns, and advertisements) are not available digitally.

Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken: The Digital Newspaper Archive gives access to old volumes of Leiden newspapers. The project is ongoing, but a lot of newspapers can already be browsed digitally.

Delpher offers a selection of Dutch (and former Dutch colonies) newspapers from the period 1618-1995.

The Catalogue offers access to all newspapers available in the collection of Leiden University Libraries. Use advanced search, file tab Leiden Collections.

The paper collections of Leiden University Libraries comprise, among other things, old volumes of a dozen of Leiden newspapers which may be consulted inside the library building only. The majority of these newspapers can be requested through the Catalogue. Newspapers from the 17th and 18th centuries may only be consulted in the Special Collections Department. An overview:

Recent issues of the following newspapers/magazines can be consulted in the lounge of the Huygens Information Centre in the University Library: De Groene Amsterdammer, De Volkskrant, Elsevier Weekblad, HP/De Tijd, Leidsch Dagblad, NRC Handelsblad, Parbode, Trouw, Vrij Nederland, Wonderkamer. 

For recent printed issues of the remaining national and Leiden newspapers, we refer to the Leiden Public Libraries or the Newspaper Collection of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (website dutch only), where recent as well as older issues or volumes of nearly every Dutch newspaper can be found.

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