How to get there
T : +32 (0)3 750 29 77 / +32 (0)3 236 73 00
F : +32 (0)3 750 29 70
- Tuesday to Friday: 9h à 16h30.
(in July and August: Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am to noon and from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm).
- As from 1 June 2018: Tuesday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
- Closed on Monday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on public holidays and during repository inventorying.
- As from Tuesday 5 January 2021, all visitors can access our archives again in our reading rooms, under strict observance of the applicable safety measures.
- Reservation of workspace in the reading room must be made by e-mail to the State Archives in question at least 2 workdays before the visit. You can find the contact details of our repositories here.
- ATTENTION: You must use our online booking form to book a seat in the reading room of the National Archives instead of sending an e-mail.
- Please consult the special preventive measures against Coronavirus/COVID-19 to best prepare your visit.
- Meanwhile, we continue to extend the online valorisation of archives and finding aids.
- You do not know to which service your question should be addressed? Use our contact form.
The State Archives holds a real treasure of cartographic materials, but handing out original maps and plans in the reading rooms bears the risk of deteriorating the state of conservation of these documents. Indeed, repeated unrolling and rolling-up of these maps and plans that are sometimes of considerable size has taken its toll on the documents, which called for a large-scale digitization campaign. In recent years, some 60,000 maps and plans were digitised. This number increases steadily. Roughly 44,000 of these digital images have been processed and are now available for research.
Two hundred years ago, on 18 June 1815, the famous battle of Waterloo was fought. The State Archives conserves hundreds of linear metres of records from this period that can be searched with archive guides, inventories, historical studies, etc. A number of events are also organised this year in relation with the commemorations.
Head of Service: Johan Dambruyne.
Archivists: Michel Oosterbosch, Bart Willems.
Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Ingrid Beullens, Ann Bylé, Katelijne De Graef, Tita Maquiling, Marleen Noppe, Theo Van Geystelen.