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In time will  cease to exist.

Early Dutch Books Online

Early Dutch Books Online gives full-text access to more than 2 million pages in 10,000 books from the Dutch-speaking region from the period 1781-1800.

The project is a collaboration between the Royal Library of the Netherlands and the university libraries of Amsterdam and Leiden. Books from the Special Collections of these libraries have been digitized and made available on word level via this website.



For Early Dutch Books Online a selection was made of old books from the period 1781 to 1800. This selection has been based on the content and practical criteria. For example, books printed in ....


Collection highlights

Strozzi's caveZeeland chronicle almanacZeeland antiquities revealed againProeve van minnezangen en idyllenBilderdijk up for auctionSignalling flags on board the Dutch fleetAn ode to Prince Maurice'Abandonment' of Philip II commemorated after two hundred yearsJames CookKort begrip der waereld-historie voor de jeugdCatalogus plantarum horti Ulenpassiani