The 'Waterlands Archief'
The Waterlands Archief is situated in Purmerend, in the Waterland region in the north-western part of the Netherlands (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 and Wormerland, 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 pictures, drawings and maps from the Waterland region;
search in the overview of building permits to view what building permits (with construction drawings) are preserved;
search in our library to view titles of books and magazines about the Waterland region;
search in the newspapers from the region until 1945.
For genealogical information a payment is required. The costs are € 10 for every 15 minutes, max. 2 hours.