City archives

The Almere City Archives ('Stadsarchief Almere') is the municipal historical documentation center. It is a historical and topographical archive that contains documents, maps, books and a considerable collection of photographic and audio-visual material. It maintains the archives of the municipality of Almere, as well as those of private organisations and individual residents.

Throughout the year, Stadsarchief Almere offers a range of educational activities and (photo) exhibitions that center on the city's historical heritage. The exhibtions can be found in either Almere City Hall or in the neighbouring public library 'de nieuwe bibliotheek'.


Almere's digital archive - - is a valuale resource providing access to a wealth of materials available in digital form for historical research. The database contains PDF-files of local public policy documents (1976 to 1984) and a photo collection featuring some 15,000 images. The remaining documents preserved by Stadsarchief Almere are listed in inventories. These brief descriptions can be searched in their entirety.

Contributing to Almere's collective memory

Official histories, personal images and memories of local personalities and events are vital elements in building and preserving Almere's collective memory. Stadsarchief Almere welcomes documents, photographs and audio-visual materials to enrich its collection.

Consultation hours

Stadsarchief Almere reserves weekly consultation hours on the first floor of the public library in Almere's city center. On Thursdays from 13.00 to 16.00 o'clock you can request* or submit materials pertaining to the history of Almere.

*Do you want to consult materials from the City Archives? Let us know at least half a day in advance through telephone number 14 036.