Medieval manuscripts in Dutch Collections
Medieval manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Zeeuwse Bibliotheek

Kousteensedijk 7
4331 JE Middelburg
Phone: +31 (0)118 65 40 00
Fax: +31 (0)118 65 40 01

P.O. box 8004
4330 EA Middelburg
The Netherlands
Visiting hours:
Monday: 17.30-21.00
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00-21.00
Saturday: 10.00-13.00
Zeeuwse Bibliotheek
How to reach us?

The walk from the train station Middelburg takes about 5 minutes.

Number of manuscripts in the collection(s)

The complete collection contains c. 8000 objects; 8 of them are medieval


It is only possible to consult a database at the Zeeuwse Bibliotheek/Zeeuws Documentatiecentrum. In march 2007 a project will start, containing all manuscripts in the catalogue of the Zeeuwse Bibliotheek; see the website.

Printed catalogue

Old catalogue: J.P. van Visvliet, Inventaris der handschriften van het Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen, Middelburg 1861.


The catalogue of the Zeeuwse Bibliotheek shall be accessible through Picarta

Contact person

Drs. Liesbeth van der Doe-van der Geest, research assistent. Documentatiecentrum / ontsluiting handschriftencollectie, phone: +31 (0)118 65 42 10, Drs. Ronald Rijks, curator Zeeuwse Bibliotheek, Marinus Bierens lic., assistent curator Zeeuwse Bibliotheek.

Procedure for ordering manuscripts

It is only possible to request manuscripts during opening hours. For more information:

Other information about the collection

Most part of the collection belongs to the Koninklijk Zeeuwsch Genootschap der Wetenschappen. On 17th of May 1940 the Provinciale Bibliotheek was destroyed by a fire and many of the original old objects, which are described in the catalogue by Visvliet, were destroyed or heavenly damaged.

Copyright information

Copyright must be requested from this institution

Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland