Meertens Institute. Research and documentation of Dutch language and culture

The Meertens Institute studies and documents the Dutch language and Dutch culture.

In its research, the Meertens Institute focuses on:

  • language variation
  • oral culture
  • cultural diversity, identity and change. 

The Meertens Institute aims to contribute to a better understanding of language and culture, in particular language diversity and dynamics. It has a library containing several different collections and an extensive documentation system with sizeable databases. 

It works with the Huygens Institute for Netherlands History and the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in the KNAW Humanities Cluster.


Visiting address

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185
1012 DK Amsterdam

Postal address

Postbus 10855
1001 EW Amsterdam
Phone: 020 462 8500

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