National Library of the Netherlands

Local nameKoninklijke Bibliotheek
LocationThe Hague, Netherlands

The Royal Library of the Netherlands is based in The Hague and was founded in 1798. The mission of the Royal Library of the Netherlands, as presented on the library's web site, is to provide "access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the present by providing high-quality services for research, study, and cultural experience".

The initiative to found a national library was proposed by representative Albert Jan Verbeek on August 17 1798. The collection would be based on the confiscated book collection of William V. The library was officially founded as the Nationale Bibliotheek on November 8 of the same year, after a committee of representatives had advised the creation of a national library on the same day. The National Library was initially only open to members of the Representative Body.

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More information and contact


Official website

Phone +31 70 314 03 10

Address Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5 2595 BE Den Haag, The Netherlands

Coordinates 52°4'53.18" N 4°19'38.748" E

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