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Newspaper articles (Netherlands)

Digital newspaper articles (NL)

LexisNexis Academic NL (formerly the Krantenbank) offers access to recent articles in Dutch national and regional newspapers. The supply differs per newspaper: Nrc-Handelsblad for instance is available from 1990 onwards, the AD from 2005. All newspapers are updated daily. Often certain articles by freelancers and other sources within the publication (for instance pictures, columns, and advertisements) are not available digitally.
Access only with ULCN account plus password.

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.

Startpagina.nl offers an overview of digital newspaper archives available through the Internet.

Our library offers e-versions of the following Dutch Newspapers:

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 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 is presented here:

Recent issues of several Dutch newspapers can be consulted in the UB-Lounge in the Huygens Information Centre. The issues are kept for one month.

For recent paper issues of the remaining national and Leiden newspapers, we refer to the Leiden Public Libraries.

In case you cannot find a newspaper in Leiden, we should like to refer you to the Newspaper Collection of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek , where recent as well as older issues or volumes of nearly every Dutch newspaper can be found.