State Archives of Belgium

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State archives in Antwerp-Beveren

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Kruibekesteenweg 39/1
9120 Beveren
  How to get there

T : +32 (0)3 750 29 77 / +32 (0)3 236 73 00
F : +32 (0)3 750 29 70

Opening hours:

  • 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.

  Click here for the complete list of closed days

Our reading rooms are open again - Make an appointment!

As from 16 June 2020, all reading rooms of the State Archives are open again for the large public, upon appointment and wearing a face mask is mandatory.

  • 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. 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.
  • In order to somewhat alleviate the effects of the long closure of our reading rooms, all scheduled repository inventorying activities for 2020 are cancelled.
  • All public events, colloquia, group visits, receptions, book presentations, training sessions, etc. are cancelled until 1 September 2020.
  • During the summer months, the reading rooms will continue to close between noon and 1.00 pm.

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30/10/2018 - Digitisation

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.

New appraisal guidelines for the municipalities in Flanders

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.

Maintenance: / e-Procurement