The 'Waterlands Archief'
The Waterlands Archief is situated in Purmerend, in the Waterland region in the northern part of Holland (the green area on the map below). It preserves archives of past and current civic administrations and associated agencies of Beemster, Edam-Volendam, Landsmeer, Purmerend, Waterland, Wormerland and Zeevang, and of the predecessors of the water-board Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier in the region Waterland. The Waterlands Archief also preserves archives of notaries and non-governmental organizations (churches, businesses) as well as personal (i.e. of local families) records and archives. It has a large collection of maps and pictures of the region.
On this website you can:
search in the inventories of archives to view what archives are preserved by the Waterlands Archief;
- search for genealogical data: search by name or browse genealogical sources
search for pictures, drawings and maps from the Waterland region;
search in the newspapers from the region until 1945;
- search in our library to view titles of books and magazines about the Waterland region;
- search in the overview of building permits to view what building permits (with construction drawings) are preserved by the Waterlands Archief.
For genealogical information a payment is required. The costs are € 10 for every 15 minutes, max. 2 hours.