Waterlands Archief - centrum voor regionaal historisch onderzoek

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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.

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