The Netherlands Military Archives

Category: Database of National Military History Archives Published: Friday, 03 September 2021


1. Archive name (English)

The Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH)

2. Archive name (native)

Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie (NIMH)

3. Address

Visiting address

Frederikbarracks, building 35 H-tower
Van Alkemadelaan 786
2597 BC Den Haag

Postal address
Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Postbus 90701
2509 LS Den Haag

4. Organization affiliation

The NIMH is a scientific autonomous knowledge and research institute of the Netherlands Defence Academy within the Dutch Ministry of Defence.


5. Website

6. E-Mail/Contact

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7. Phone

+ 31 70 316 58 36


8. Fax

+ 31 70 316 58 51


9. General description of contents

The NIMH preserves a diverse collection of documents, photographs and films. These are donated by (ex) military personnel, as well as civil organisations who are linked to the Dutch armed forces like the trade-union of naval officers. The NIMH also holds the research archives of military history researchers that are employed at the institute. 

The majority of the collection comprises the late nineteenth and twentieth century and covers WWII, the decolonisation war in the Dutch East Indies, the Cold War and missions from Korea in the early 1950s to former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

The remainder of the collection is diverse in subject as well as time periods.