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Innovating history

Going back to the source: unraveling history with new technology. This is the mission of Huygens ING, a research institute of History and Culture. We intend to accomplish this mission by stimulating inspiring research and producing innovative tools to open up old and inaccessible sources, and to understand them better. Huygens ING focuses on History, History of Science, and Textual Scholarship. Our mission and research explained in under five minutes.



New texts from diary of Anne Frank revealed

The Anne Frank House, together with the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and the NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, today presents the hidden text on two pages covered up with gummed paper in the first diary of Anne Frank, with its red checked cover. Thanks to new technology the […]

People of TRIADO – Part 4: Rutger van Koert

In the fourth episode of the interview series ‘The people of TRIADO’, Rutger van Koert, software developer at the Digital Infrastructure department of the KNAW Humanities Cluster, is speaking. Watch the interview with Rutger van Koert on YouTube.

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Platforms & communities

The website is the most important portal for persons interested in Dutch history. Here can be found a treasure trove of sources and news.
Visit the website at, an online platform for literature lovers, scientists and education, where large and small stories from the Dutch literature are brought to life with archival footage and texts managed by the foundation.


The Digital Web Centre for the History of Science in the Low Countries (DWC) is the starting point for people who are invested in the history of science.
Visit the website at