Noord-Hollands Archief collects, preserves and makes available the documentary heritage of the Dutch province of Noord-Holland, the Kennemerland region (in particular the municipalities of Aalsmeer, Beverwijk, Bloemendaal, Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude, Haarlemmermeer, Heemskerk, Heemstede, Uitgeest, Uithoorn, Velsen, and Zandvoort), and of the provincial capital Haarlem.
Various types of digital primary sources can be accessed.
- In November 2015 under ‘Archief’ (‘archive’) over 1.700.000 descriptions of archival items were available. A part of these also contained digitizations of the original documents.
- ‘Beeld’ (‘images’) gives access to a part of the image collection of the Noord-Hollands Archief, containing maps, drawings, prints, and photographs concerning Haarlem, the surrounding municipalities, and the province of Noord-Holland. Images can be browsed according to theme or collection. Basic and advanced search are also possible. Images are shown in small size (downloadable in JPEG format). In order to view them in large format users have to pay. Metadata are available for each image.
‘Kranten’ (‘newspapers’) gives access to a collection of digitized newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. They are shown one page at a time. It is possible to search in the entire collection and to filter the results, or to browse a newspaper chronologically.