Quick tip – Amsterdam Scans now Free

The Amsterdam City Archives will no longer charge for their online scans. That means that you do not need pay-per-view credits anymore to consult the scans that are attached to their indexes or finding aids.

Available indexes include:

  • Church records of baptisms, marriages, and burials before 1811
  • Conveyance records of property transactions before 1811
  • Criminal confessions 1535-1732
  • Patient records from 1818-1899
  • Population registers since 1851
  • Police records from World War II

The Amsterdam City Archives website is only available in Dutch. If you use Chrome as your browser, it will translate some terms for you. “Achternaam” is last name, “voornaam” is first name, “tussenvoegsels” is prefixes like Van, De, Ter.

Happy hunting!


Amsterdam by Frederik de Wit (public domain)

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Dave Mitchell says

    Hi Yvette

    Many many thanks for this tip-off. Much appreciated.

    Fascinating and simply wonderful. I have been looking at images for early forebears and family in Amsterdam, going back many generations — I had never realized these were available ….!

    Warm regards and best wishes for 2017.

    Dave Mitchell
    Cape Town
    South Africa

  2. MSgt Danny Sprong (Sproungh) says

    Where do you recommend I find records for my ancestors who were members of the Dutch Reformed Church and came to New Amsterdam, New Netherlands around 1650 with the Dutch East India Company? I have records after they arrived, but have been unable to find much before. Thanks


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