Book your visit


How to book a guided tour

The Ritman Library offers guided tours to the rare books department of 30 minutes at € 15,00 per person or of 60 minutes at € 25,00 per person. Prices are inclusive a day pass. Advance reservations can be made via our email bph@ritmanlibrary.nl or by phone +31.20.6258079.

How to book a group tour

Group tours of up to 15 people can be booked on request at the fixed price of € 100,00. Contact us to discuss other opportunities.

How to book a research visit

The primary source material (manuscripts and printed books before 1900) can only be consulted in the reading room at advance notice. Please notify the librarian by email or phone of any titles you wish to consult to avoid disappointment, as some works may be temporarily unavailable. Modern works (post-1900 material), which are on the open shelves, can generally be consulted without having to give prior notice.

Online catalogue

We would greatly appreciate an e-mail or phone call announcing your visit to the library. Please submit requests for pre-1900 material by email or phone.