Access to the KB

To gain access to the KB you need to be registered. Become a full member of the KB and secure access to all our services and collections, or apply for a (free) reading room pass which provides access only.

  • Membership costs € 15 a year. You can join online or at our reception desk.
  • The reading room pass gives you just that: access to our reading rooms. You are welcome to study there (with or without your own laptop) and/or consult any collection items in open access stacks. You can also access the Dutch newspaper archives on microfilm. By far the largest portion of our collections is kept in our closed stacks. With a reading room pass you cannot request material from the closed stacks or make use of the KB work stations.
  • Apply for a reading room pass at the reception desk. The pass is valid for one year. Please bring your identification.

Freely accessible to the public:
the Highlights Exhibition, the coffee corner and our restaurant Vitam.