Netherlands 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

Couranten Corpus

  • Amsterdamse courant (1670-1699)
  • Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. (1619-1669)
  • Europische courant (1642-1646)
  • Extraordinarisse Post-tijdinghe (was: Haegse Post-Tydingen) (1641)
  • Haegse post-tydinge (1663-1677)
  • Haerlemse courante (1659-1662)
  • Oprechte Haerlemsche courant (1659-1700)
  • Opregte Leydse courant (1698)
  • Ordinaris dingsdaeghse courante (1640-1670)
  • Ordinarisse middel-weeckse courante (1639-1669)
  • Tijdinghe uyt verscheyde quartieren (1619-1671)
  • Utrechtse courant (1675-1698)
  • VVeeckelycke courante van Europa (1656-1658)

Europeana Netherlands Newspaper Collection

Note: The Europeana collection has a number of Netherland newspapers from the National Library of Netherlands. Use of Europeana will provide you with an alternative way to search Netherland newspapers.

Nationale Bibliotheek Delpher Newspapers

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

Archief Eemland

Dutch Underground Press During World War II

Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken

Gazettes europeennes du 18e siecle

Gemeentearchief Roermond digitaal krantenarchief

Gemeentearchief Roermond Opent Digitaal Krantenarchief

Het Utrechts Archief

Krantenarchief van Mediahuis Noord

  • Dagblad van het Noorden
  • Friesch Dagblad
  • Leeuwarder Courant
  • Nieuwsblad van het Noorden
  • Ambitie
  • Asser Courant
  • Balkster Courant
  • Bijlage
  • Bolswards Nieuwsblad
  • Breed-uit
  • Coevorder Courant
  • Da’s Mooi
  • De Feanster
  • De Koerier
  • De M-O-H Post
  • De Noordoostpolder
  • De Sawn Stjerren Post
  • De Woudklank
  • Dedemvaartse Courant
  • Drachtster Courant
  • Eemsbode
  • Emmer Courant
  • Flevopost Dronten
  • Flevopost Lelystad
  • Franeker Courant
  • Frisia
  • Groninger Gezinsbode
  • HS krant
  • Harener Weekblad
  • Heerenveense Courant
  • Heerenveense Courant
  • Het Gezinsblad
  • Het Klaverblad
  • Het Pekelder Streekblad
  • Het Streekblad
  • Hoh
  • Hoogeveensche Courant
  • Huis aan Huis Leeuwarden
  • Jouster Courant
  • Kanaalstreek
  • Kollumer Courant
  • Krant van Coevorden
  • Krant van Flevoland
  • Krant van Hoogeveen
  • Krant van Joure
  • Krant van Midden-Drenthe
  • Krant voor Meppel
  • Meppeler Courant
  • Mid Frieslander
  • Midweek
  • Nieuwe Dockumer Courant
  • Nieuwe Ooststellingwerver
  • Nieuwsblad van Noordoos Friesl…
  • Nieuwsblad voor Ferwerderadeel
  • Noorderkrant
  • Noorderland
  • Roder Journaal
  • Sawn Stjerren Nijs
  • Sneeker Nieuwsblad
  • Staphorster
  • Steenwijker Courant
  • Stellingwerf
  • Ter Apeler Courant
  • Veendammer
  • Westerkwartier
  • Westervelder
  • Wijd en Zijd
  • Wolder Courant
  • Zuid-Friesland
  • Zuidoosthoeker

Krantenbank Zeeland

Noord–Hollands Archief

Regionaal Archief Alkmaar

Regionaal Archief Rivierenland

Stadsarchief Breda

Waterlands Archief

Miscellaneous Titles

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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