Dutch term – Openingstijden

Openingstijden are opening hours.

If you want to visit an archive, check their website for opening hours. Some archives require making an appointment or booking a seat.

Archives increasingly have virtual opening hours too, where you can chat with a reading room attendant to ask questions about your research. This chat service can be very helpful if you have quick questions about using the website or which sources to use for your research.

Children in front of a closed door

Children in front of a closed door. Credits: Herbert Behrens, collection Nationaal Archief (CC-0).

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