Our collection contains life writings, photos, letters, digital material and more, from the late 19th century to the present day, describing the ups and downs of living abroad.
We collect material from expatriates and their families during and after their stay abroad. Our definition of 'expatriate' is anyone who lives temporarily in a country other than their 'home' country.
Our emphasis is on unique personal writing and collections. We accept material in any language and from any country. This includes:
To supplement our collection of expatriate life stories, we also have a library that includes periodicals, country guides, expat memoirs, relocation advice, academic studies, and more.
Your privacy is important to us. The Expatriate Archive Centre, established under Dutch law, works within the legal boundaries set by privacy laws and adheres to regulations concerning copyright.