Consulting the archive collections

If you want to consult an archive, you must fill in this form in advance. You can fill in the form either at home or during your visit at the RKD. If you can not (yet) answer a specific question on the form, please mention this. Archives that have been classified in RKDcollections as Special Collections can only be consulted by appointment. Read more about Special Collections here. You can read more about the possible access restrictions on archives here. For other questions you can contact the RKD via or +31 (0)70-3339777.

Rules for consulting the archives

  • You can request archives till 4.30 p.m. at the study room desk
  • For the consultation of large format archives, the material must be requested 1 day in advance
  • You can make use of the round table next to the study room desk for consulting the archives
  • Only pencils are allowed for making notes during the consultation of the archives
  • You must take the utmost care when handling the archives and are to follow any instructions provided
  • If you wish to consult more than one archive the study room staff will provide the boxes one at a time
  • You are kindly requested to keep the material in the original order in which it was found. If you have any queries regarding the categorisation then ask the study room desk staff member
  • Please let a member of staff know when you are finished consulting the archives and return the archive records to the study room desk
  • The safety care coordinator will be informed if there is any indication that something is missing from the archive consulted. If this is the case then we may check the video images for evidence