The Amsterdam City Archive is situated in a beautiful building "de Bazel" which dates from 1926.
I love the way they made the floors with the coloured tiles.
Even the ceiling is decorated.
Originally the building was a bankbuilding which these heavy safe-doors in the cellar reminds of.
These Drawers Orphans' Chamber archives are amongst the oldest records in the Amsterdam City Archives. It is a huge collection which occupies 256 metres of shelf space and spans five centuries. The earliest item dates from 1309.