Since the 1930s the Meertens Institute has been acquiring archives and collecting the documents of scholars and institutions working in the fields of folklore, ethnology, dialectology, and onomastics in the Netherlands. The collection is partly created by the Meertens Institute and its researchers and partly collected through the acquisition of archives and documentation from other institutions, commissons, scholars, and collectors. The material is about everyday life and language variation in the Netherlands.
The institute holds more than 450 collections consisting of (digital) research data, digitized material, archival collections, printed material, handwritten questionnaires, maps, prints, photos, and audio material.
Archives and collections: www.meertens.knaw.nl/archieven/
Dutch Dialect Database: www.meertens.knaw.nl/ndb/
Database of Culture en Language maps: www.meertens.knaw.nl/kaartenbank/
Dutch Folktale Database: www.verhalenbank.nl/
Dutch Song Database: www.liederenbank.nl/index.php?lan=en
Database of Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Netherlands: www.meertens.knaw.nl/bedevaart/bol/english
Meertens Institute Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185 1012 DK Amsterdam and PO Box 10855 1001 EW Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31204628500