23 Wonderful Photographs Of Holland In The 20th Century

Holland’s Nationaal Archief has a fabulous collection of photographs. These pictures tell the story of how life changed in the 20th Century. We see images of grinding poverty, war, the impact of technology on everyday lives, the space race, more war, fun, liberty, self-expression and freedom.

 

Farmer's funeral. Mourning women in farmer's clothes. The Netherlands, Stroe, 1949.

Farmer’s funeral. Mourning women in farmer’s clothes. The Netherlands, Stroe, 1949.

 

 English: Family enjoying each other's company. The Netherlands 1964.


Family enjoying each other’s company. The Netherlands 1964.

 

 Description : St. visited Badhotel at Zandvoort , the Saint at the table Date: November 30, 1964


Description  St. visited Badhotel at Zandvoort , the Saint at the table
Date: November 30, 1964

 

 Description : Christmas tree Brandjes by the youth in Rotterdam Date: January 2, 1964


Description : Christmas tree meets youth in Rotterdam
Date: January 2, 1964

 

Ice-table: ebb-tide at the beach of Rockanje, the Netherlands, in the severe winter of 1963.

Ice-table: ebb-tide at the beach of Rockanje, the Netherlands, in the severe winter of 1963.

 

Automat for snacks. The Netherlands, 1971.

Automat for snacks. The Netherlands, 1971.

 

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Ajax: players' wives watching the European Cup Final A.C. Milan- Ajax (4-1). Madrid, Spain, 28 May 1969. From right to eftt: Yvonne van Duivenbode, Maya Suurbier, Danny Cruyff, Andrea Swart and Carla Suurendonk.

Ajax: players’ wives watching the European Cup Final A.C. Milan- Ajax (4-1). Madrid, Spain, 28 May 1969. From right to eftt: Yvonne van Duivenbode, Maya Suurbier, Danny Cruyff, Andrea Swart and Carla Suurendonk.

 

Description : Anja Whore of the Trade Union   Date: August 10, 1982

Description : Anja Whore of the Trade Union
Date: August 10, 1982

 

The Dutch queen Juliana riding a bike during a visit to the island Terschelling. The Netherlands, July 11, 1967.

The Dutch queen Juliana riding a bike during a visit to the island Terschelling. The Netherlands, July 11, 1967.

 

The Great War. The 'Wires of Death'. Barbed wire entanglement at the border between the Netherlands and Belgium during the First World War near Sluis in Zeeland, the Netherlands. German soldier posing as casualty. 1915.

The Great War. The ‘Wires of Death’. Barbed wire entanglement at the border between the Netherlands and Belgium during the First World War near Sluis in Zeeland, the Netherlands. German soldier posing as casualty. 1915.

 

Description : Returned evacuees Date: 1945-03-00

Description : Returned evacuees
Date: 1945

 

Shoot from Deventer ( no front - Netherlands ) NSB and shaved " sleeves girls " to be raised by members of the BS ( Forces of the Interior ) . Date: 1945-04-11


NSB and shaved ” sleeves girls ” to be raised by members of the BS ( Forces of the Interior) .
Date: 1945-04-11

 

Second World War. German soldiers in tankette (little tank) are helping French farmers plough their fields. France, 1941. [Tankette: little tank (Renault), captured by German forces and used for various tasks].

Second World War. German soldiers in tankette (little tank) are helping French farmers plough their fields. France, 1941. [Tankette: little tank (Renault), captured by German forces and used for various tasks].

People reading the newspaper on a bench in the street after the American moon landing July 21, 1969

People reading the newspaper on a bench in the street after the American moon landing
July 21, 1969

 

Car Free Sunday related with the oil boycott Picnic on a motorway November 4, 1973

Car Free Sunday related with the oil boycott
Picnic on a motorway
November 4, 1973

 

Smuggling cigarettes in a book. Germany, 1932.

Smuggling cigarettes in a book, 1932.

 

 Butcher (Greck) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1988.


Butcher (Greck) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1988.

 

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 First World War , Belgium , air war . A French pilot makes an emergency landing on private property after a failed attack on German Zeppelin hangars at Brussels , 1915. The aircraft, a biplane , has ended up in the trees. Soldiers climb the tree .


A French pilot makes an emergency landing on private property in Holland after a failed attack on German Zeppelin hangars at Brussels, 1915. The aircraft, a biplane , has ended up in the trees. Soldiers climb the tree .

 

Dutch women's rights movement group "Dolla Mina". The Netherlands, 1970.

Dutch women’s rights movement group “Dolla Mina”. The Netherlands, 1970.

 

 Man at the beach fined for not wearing decent clothes. Netherlands, Heemskerk, 1931.


Man at the beach fined for not wearing decent clothes. Netherlands, Heemskerk, 1931.

 

Women having fun in the sea. Location and date unknown.

Women having fun in the sea. Location and date unknown.