The Koninklijke Bibliotheek is a treasure-house of books and manuscripts. Hundred of its finest and most interesting objects were brought together in one book. The KB created the web exhibition based on the book.
In December 2000 the KB organised the exhibition 'A matter of time: Almanacs and calendars from the KB'.
In 1999, the KB, with the help of a number of Cultural Foundations, was able to purchase eleven alba amicorum (friendship books) originally belonging to the Van Harinxma thoe Slooten family of Friesland.
An overview of the many private collections that have contributed to the collection of the KB during two centuries.
A small selection of old and modern decorated papers from the paper historical collection of the KB.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam hosted a special exhibition.
Selected highlights from the collections of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from the KB and Museum Meermanno. The themes gathered on these pages guide your browsing of the collections.
Léger, Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Colette, Cocteau, De Beauvoir, Duras and many others... This is a unique collection of French literary works of the 20th century in special editions.
The liberation of the Netherlands is cause for much rejoicing and happiness among many people. However, besides these happy emotions, sorrow, confusion and fear of reprisals also play an important role.
The history of a century of private presses in the Netherlands: striving for the Ideal Book.
The web exposition Queen’s move; women and chess through the ages is based on the rich chess and draughts collection of the KB, one of the largest in the world.
The most special acquisitions during the directorate of Wim van Drimmelen brought together in this exhibition from November 2008.