KB National Library

Our world is built with words. And formed by people. With their ideas. Their past. Their dreams. And their vision for the future. With the national library you can get to know your world better. Or someone else’s. You can go on a journey through the world of the past, or look ahead to the world of tomorrow.

The national library is the place where all our worlds come together. And where every word counts. Our world is built with words and shaped by people. Expand your world at The KB, national library of The Netherlands.

programme 2022:

Slampoetry workshop 

Handpan workshop

Historical beer tasting


Hidden places tour

Gruuthuse: the creative power of multilingualism