On 1 July 2010 the legal merger between ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (ABN AMRO Bank) and Fortis Bank (Nederland) N.V. (Fortis Bank Nederland) was completed, creating a combined entity called ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Click on our History timeline to see where we have come from or read about our predecessors.
Access to the ABN AMRO archives
Once archiving has taken place, records are transferred to the appropriate public depository. The archives of the following predecessors have already been deposited elsewhere:
Firma Hope & Co. and Spaarbank voor de Stad Amsterdam at Stadsarchief Amsterdam;
Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij, Nederlandsch-Indische Handelsbank, Amsterdamsche Bank and Rotterdamsche Bank at Nationaal Archief in The Hague;
Firma R. Mees & Zoonen at Stadsarchief Rotterdam;
Twentsche Bank at Historisch Centrum Overijssel in Zwolle.
These archives have been deposited on a permanent loan basis and are freely accessible, barring some restrictions for reasons of confidentiality. Archives of other smaller predecessors can be consulted at other public depositories.
The more recent archives are stored in the ABN AMRO Archives of the Art & History Department. Access to the archives, or parts thereof, can be granted for the purpose of historical research in consultation with the relevant department.