Government information must be easy to find, whether it is current or from the past.
Old information can be important for our history and culture. In addition, both individuals and businesses can derive rights from information found on government websites. Such information can be used as evidence in lawsuits, for instance. This is why old Government.nl pages are archived.
A copy of the Government.nl website is made each day. If you want to see what appeared on Government.nl in the past, go to sitearchief.nl.
How the web archive works
You can use the web archive in two ways:
- By selecting a date on the calendar (in the grey bar on the left of the screen) you can navigate through the site as it was on a specific day in the past. You can go back as far as 15 December 2016.
- You can search through the site via the search field (under the calendar). The search field on Government.nl does not work for the web archive.