The historical documentation centre of the city of Amsterdam.
De Bazel building by architect K.P.C. de Bazel, dating back from 1926, home to the Amsterdam City Archives
The Stadsarchief is the historical documentation centre of the city of Amsterdam with 35 km of archives, historical topographical collection with millions of maps, drawings, and illustrations, a library and large collection of sound-film and photographic archives.
Stadsarchief Amsterdam is the largest municipal archive in the world. After Rome and Venice, Amsterdam is the 3rd most illustrated city in the world.
Johan Cruyff's pupil's card from 1953, the marriage licences of Rembrandt and his Saskia, a bicycle theft report from Anne Frank in 1942, or the recording of the Fifth Symphony by Gustav Mahler, performed by the Concertgebouw orchestra in 1906, are all examples of the huge collection of the Amsterdam City Archives.
Anyone interested in learning about the history of their Amsterdam family, house, business or neighbourhood, or anyone requiring information for a paper, thesis or publication on Amsterdam.
Stadsarchief Amsterdam is located in the Bazel building (the former ABN AMRO Bank building) at the Vijzelstraat, a connection street in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam.
The spectacularly restored tile floor and ceiling from 1926, designed by the painter Nicolaas van de Vecht. The décor is a fusion of Art Deco and Egyptian forms, fashioned in brilliant blue and yellow.
During the German occupation, the board members had to leave. To add force to their words, a German shot twice at the clock in the president's room. The holes can still be seen today.
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The 3 Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies on the facade.