About the RLK

Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet

Discover the finest library in Rotterdam with a special heritage collection, contemporary fiction and titles in the field of history, art, philosophy and many other subjects. We specialize in the humanities and focus particularly on literary fiction and the city of Rotterdam. The heritage collection comprises the libraries of Dutch artist Drs. P and Rotterdam prominent Elie van Rijckevorsel a well as many old and rare modern editions.

Visit our lectures on literature, culture and science. Watch our interview series with writers on YouTube. Read our newsletter for the latest news and great book reviews. Browse our extensive magazine collection.

Founded in 1859 to provide Rotterdam with a library and reading room. Now located in the university library on Woudestein campus, a lively hotspot for the hungry mind.

Thanks to our members and friends, we are able to build a high-quality heritage collection and organize an attractive cultural program. Become a member of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet and gain access to the collection and our activities. We organize exclusive events for our friends. The Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet has ANBI status.

Read more about our history and meet our employees:

Our history

A black and white photo of the classical interiour and the many bookshelves in the reading hall of the Leeskabinet on the Parklaan

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