Belgium Free Online Historical Newspapers

In 2014, this website began to curate links to free online newspapers in the United States. The initial publication listed about 10,000 titles. A few years later, digitized and free Canadian newspaper collection links were curated and published. Today, between the two countries there are over 47,500 historical newspaper titles that are listed. The common denominator is that they are free to search and/or browse online.

This brings us to Europe. There are 44 countries in Europe. I suspect that we will not be able to find free titles in all the countries, but that is our goal.

Each country’s page will list nationwide titles, titles from other collections, and individual titles that are free to search and browse. Many countries have titles from other countries in their national libraries. They will be listed on the page of the collection that holds that title.


Nationwide Collections

Aalst Digital Newspaper Archive (1836–1992)

Historiche Kranten

Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent

Note: Some titles are only available at the Library

Dépôt d’Objets Numérisés

Belgica Press

Note: Some restricted because of Copyright

Het Archief

Belgian War Press

Note: Some titles are restricted to access only in the Library; Identical titles have different dates available

World War I Clandestine Press

World War I Censored Press

World War II Clandestine Press

World War II Censored Press

Abraham: Catalogus van Belgische Kranten

Note: A searchable archive that catalogs newspapers that can be found in other collections on this page as well as some additional newspapers

Other Collections

LeSoir Archive

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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