Special Collections

The archives belonging to the Special Collections can only be consulted under the supervision of an archivist. Whether an archive belongs to the Special Collections and any disclosure restrictions is mentioned in the database RKDcollections.


These archives are only available for consultation in the Special Collections study room by prior appointment, at least 10 business days in advance via or +31 (0)70 3339777. More information about possible access restrictions on archives can be found here.


The RKD has the right to check the visitor's working material, in case of a discrepancy which cannot be explained. The safety care coordinator will be informed if there is any indication that something is missing from the consulted archive. If this is the case the RKD may check the camera footage for evidence.