Medieval manuscripts in Dutch Collections
Medieval manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam (UvA), Bijzondere Collecties/Special Collections

Oude Turfmarkt 129
1012 GC Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 525 7300
Fax: +31 (0)20 525 7301

P.O. Box 94436
1090 GK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Visiting hours:
Monday to Friday: 09.30 - 17.00
Library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
UvA Library, Catalogue
UvA Library, Special Collections
How to reach us?

From the Amsterdam Central Station take tram 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25 and get off at stop 'de Munt'.

Number of manuscripts in the collection(s)

248 medieval manuscripts


Information about the collections (EAD) is available in the Online Catalogue

Printed catalogues
  • M.B. Mendes da Costa, De Handschriften der Stedelijke Bibliotheek met de latere aanwinsten […]. Amsterdam1902 [repr. 1995].
  • Bibliotheek der Universiteit van Amsterdam, Catalogus der Handschriften, II.
  • M.B. Mendes da Costa, J. Berg, De Handschriften, krachtens bruikleencontract in de Universiteitsbibliotheek berustende. Amsterdam1923.
  • Bibliotheek der Universiteit van Amsterdam, Catalogus der Handschriften, VII.
Contact person

Prof. dr. J.A.A.M. Biemans, Manuscript Curator (

Drs. K. van der Hoek, Manuscript Curator (

Procedure for ordering manuscripts

The orders manuscript(s) will be processed four times a day. It is advised to checkthe availability of the manuscripts beforehand and to order the manuscripts at least one day before arrival. Medieval manuscripts cannot be consulted without prior permission of one of the curators. Please use the mail address of the contact persons.

Procedure for ordering reproductions

Please address to


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