Agenda - BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Photo Exhibition Dutch Jazz Archive

Dutch jazz history is full of special moments. Photographers like Hans de Wild, Frank Appelman, Jan Willemse, Rob Söteman and Wouter van Gool were there. They recorded these moments, sometimes very close, and eventually donated their photo and negatives archive to the NJA. The NJA ensures careful storage & makes the material accessible and exhibiting this material.

For the Bimhuis, the NJA made a selection from the archive with more than 5000 photos of photographer (and sporadically also filmmaker) Wouter van Gool.
Van Gool (1911-1990) lived in Voorburg and thus witnessed the developments of ‘The Hague scene’. He photographed in many clubs in The Hague such as De Vliegende Hollander and Caveau Tzigane.

This exhibition was realised with the cooperation of the Dutch Jazz Archive and UvA Special Collections.

Dutch jazz photos at home
The photos from this exhibition can be ordered on request. They are printed on archive quality paper and delivered in passe-partout and list.
More information via or by phone 020-5191817

About the Dutch Jazz Archive
The Dutch Jazz Archive collects, manages and unlocks the rich jazz history of the Netherlands. The archive is consulted by historians, musicians, program makers, students, scientific researchers and of course jazz lovers.
At the Dutch Jazz Archive you can always find information about Dutch jazz musicians and the history of jazz in the Netherlands.
The NJA enters with the collection as much as possible. With the publication of the Jazz Bulletin, the CD publications, the documentary series ‘Jazz portraits’ and the platform, NJA wants to serve everyone who wants to know more about the thriving Dutch jazz world.

Support the Jazz Archive
There are many reasons to support the NJA: you are a jazz lover and you want to ensure that we can continue to collect, preserve and make Dutch jazz history accessible. However, the Dutch Jazz Archive does more: we pass on the history of jazz to future generations. Friends contribute directly to making daily work possible such as the publication of the Jazz Bulletin, documentation and archiving, acquiring new collections, presentations and productions.

Become a Friend via our website or take our brochure with you. You will find them at the box office.