Dutch term – Armenzorg

Armenzorg means “care for the poor.” You can often find it as a topic in finding aids.

See poor relief in the Netherlands in the 1600s for background information about this subject.

beggar with a wooden leg

Beggar and child, 1630s. Credits: Pieter Jansz. Quast, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

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