"The history of the National Archives dates back to 1802. As the national memory institution, the National Archives is custodian not only for the archives of the national government but also the archives of some social organizations and individuals of national importance. Furthermore, the National Archives also has a large collection of photographs and historical maps.
The National Archives comprises a physical archive and a digital archive.The national heritage is stored safely and expertly on traditional carriers (paper, parchment, celluloid, etc.). In the electronic National Archives, information is safely and expertly stored in digital form, and fast access is provided to the original archives." - National Archives of the Netherlands