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Dutch/Flemish internet resources

This Dutch and Flemish internet resources page is produced in co-operation with University College London Dutch Department. It is a first stop for information on the Low Countries and on the Dutch presence in the UK. 

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Web pointers
Academic institutions
Art & Artists
Book history
Commerce & the economy
Computers & the internet
Dependencies & former colonies
Film & cinema
Language & literature
Languages & dialects
Recreation & sport
Telephone directories
Travel & tourism
Universities, university library catalogues
War & the Resistance
Women's studies

Web pointers

The Arts: General information; links to auctions, exhibitions, performances, art magazines, museums, galleries, etc.
Digital Library of Dutch Language and Literature: Useful links to Dutch academic centres across the world
Friesland archive: Collaborative project of the province of Friesland, including links to the royal archives and the municipal archives of Leeuwarden.
De Gouden Gids - Belgium: Shops and businesses
OCLC PICA: European library co-operative, helping libraries serve people by providing economical access to knowledge through innovation and collaboration
PiCarta: Information about printed and online resources. Includes facility for subject searching
Startpagina: Many hundreds of general links, arranged alphabetically
Towns in the Netherlands: Links to over 100 towns

 Academic institutions

Association for Dutch Literature (De Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde)
Association for Low Countries Studies in Great Britain and Ireland
International Institute for Asian Studies
International Institute for Social History (Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis): Social history in general, and the history of the labour movement in particular. Contains online catalogue
Lemmensinstituut, hogeschool voor wetenschap en kunst, Leuven
Meertens Institute: Researches the variety of language and culture in the Netherlands
Netherlands Economic History Archive (Nederlandsch Economisch-Historisch Archief)
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie)
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)
Royal Institute for Linguistics and Anthropology (Koninklijke Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkerkunde)
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen)
Royal Netherlands Archeological Institute (Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond)
Royal Tropical Institute (Koninklijke Instituut voor de Tropen)
Stichting Ons Erfdeel: Promotes the awareness of Flemish and Dutch culture abroad


ArchiNed, the architecture site of the Netherlands
Architecture: Contemporary architecture and architects, architectural journals, the history of architecture, etc.
Berlage Institute: International postgraduate laboratory for education, research and development
Forts & fortifications: Fortification and lines of defence in the Netherlands, Belgium and Dutch dependencies

 Art & artists

Art index: Searchable database to artists, photographers and designers in the Benelux. [Password required]
Art index to living artists: Searchable database to living artists, photographers and designers in the Benelux
Digital heritage of the Netherlands (Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland)
Dutch Sculptors’ Association (Nederlandse Kring van Beeldhouwers)
Netherlands Institute for Art History (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie)
Painters and painting in the Netherlands: Links to painting styles, art galleries, museums and auction houses

 Book history

Book history online: Links to the history of the printed book and libraries
Short-Title Catalogue Flanders (STCV): An online bibliography of books printed in 17th century Flanders


Antiqboek: Antiquarian booksellers online, with a searchable database
Belgian Bibliography: Current publications in Belgium with supplements to maps and music
Boek&Boek: Searchable database of antiquarian and second-hand bookshops
Boekenwinkels: Guide to Dutch bookshops
Livre-Rare-Book: Links to Dutch and French second-hand booksellers
NetUit: Online bibliography of current Dutch and Flemish publications. Updated weekly


Cartography: Reproductions of 16th and 17th century maps
Historic maps of Dutch cartographers: Links to 16th & 17th century cartographers
Resources for cartography: List of web pointers

 Commerce & the economy

Belgian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Currency converter
Economics: Links to the day’s news items, a weekly news archive and links to the world’s stock market indexes
Economy: Links to a range of financial and economic topics
Eurobench: Links to the latest news items, exchange rates and a range of financial topics
National Accounts of the Netherlands, 1800-1913
Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce
Netherlands Stock Exchange
Stock markets

 Computers & the internet

Computer dictionary: Translates from and into Dutch, English and German
Internet cafes: in Europe


Copyright: Specialist lawyers, legal aspects of European copyright, organisations, etc.
Copyright in the digital era: Computer copyright

 Dependencies & former colonies


Asia in the Second World War: Includes a section dealing with Indonesia and de-colonisation, 1945-1949
Sejarah Indonesia: An online timeline of Indonesian history

Netherlands Antilles

National Archives of the Netherlands Antilles


Americas, un nouveau monde: Suriname
Languages of Suriname


Biographical Dictionary of the Netherlands
Dictionary page: Language dictionaries and links to translation sites


Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Education in Belgium
Education in the Netherlands


British Embassy, The Hague
Indonesian Embassy, The Hague
Netherlands Embassy, London


CML Centre of Environmental Science
Consumer information
Environment: Sites on the environment, (inter)national organisations, government policies, legal issues, etc.
Wereld Natuur Fonds (World Wildlife Fund)

 Film & cinema

Cinemas in the Netherlands: Searchable database to cinema history from 1906 to the present


Centre for genealogy and heraldry (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie)
Centres for family history in the Netherlands
Dutch Indies Genealogical Association
Genealogy: Hundreds of links to all aspects of genealogy


Belgian Ministry of Justice
Belgian Parliament
Centre for Parliamentary History (Centrum voor Parlementaire Geschiedenis) post World War II
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken)
Netherlands Department of Justice
Netherlands Parliament
Postbus 51: Information on the government of the Netherlands
Staatscourant: Leading reference source for official and legal matters


Dutch/Flemish Section
The British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7764
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7578