The Amsterdam Time Machine (ATM) is a public research resource on the history of Amsterdam.

ATM is committed to the creation and reuse of historical data for the benefit of – and together with – researchers, societal partners, and local communities. Users will ultimately be able to travel back in time and navigate the city on the levels of neighborhoods, streets, houses, rooms, even zooming in on the pictures that adorned the walls.

ATM is based on a linked and open structure and collaborates closely with other Dutch Time Machines, as a proud member of Time Machine Organization. This ensures that the Amsterdam data is connected across the Netherlands and abroad.

Just as the city itself has always been.



ATM is  coordinated by the CREATE research program at the University of Amsterdam and powered by a consortium of people and institutions in academia, cultural heritage and industry. We invite you to read more and join ATM by connecting your own data or by using existing data for research, storytelling, or other purposes.