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, more recent newspapers can be collected from the Lending Desk. An overview:
- Ordinaire Leydse courant: vol. 1 (30 mrt 1686) - vol. 119 (31 dec 1686)
- Opregte Leydse courant: vol. 1 (2 jan 1687) - vol. 45 (1 mrt 1720)
- Leydse Courant: vol. 46 (4 mrt 1720) - vol. 39 (1 apr 1795)
- Hollandsche Courant: vol. 1 (3 apr 1795) - vol. 117 (30 dec 1795)
- Gazette de Leyde (= Leydse Courant): 1811 (no. 13-156)
- Affiches, annonces et avis divers de Leyde = Advertentiën, aankondigingen en berigten van Leyden: vol. 1 (1 jan 1812) - vol. 138 (17 nov 1813)
- Leydse Courant: vol. 1 (19 nov 1813) - (1884)
- Weekblad van Leyden: vol. 1 (8 jan 1853) - vol. 25 (14 jan 1854)
- Leidsch dagblad: vol. 1867 (2 dec 1867) - vol. 1903 (31 dec 1903); vol. 1939 (31 aug 1939) - vol. 1943 (31 dec 1943)
- Nieuw Leidsch dagblad: vol. 1 (12 mrt 1867) - vol. 147 (2 sep 1867)
- De Leidenaar: vrijzinnig blad voor stad en omstreken: vol. 1 (1893) - vol. 2, no. 35 (1894)
- De Leidsche Courant: 1910 (vol. 1) – 1939 (vol. 23) (not complete)
- Leidsch dagblad : dagblad voor Leiden en omstreken: vol. 1946 (1 okt 1946) -...
Recent issues of several Dutch newspapers can be consulted in the lounge of the Huygens Information Centre in the University Library. The issues are kept for one month.
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, where recent as well as older issues or volumes of nearly every Dutch newspaper can be found.