The Royal Library of the Netherlands is based in The Hague and was founded in 1798. The mission of the Royal Library of the Netherlands is to provide access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the present by providing high-quality services for research, study, and cultural experience.

In 2016, the deposit print collection of the library had grown by 40,950 books and 39,350 issues of periodicals, and 1,817 new periodicals. In 2016 2.6 million digital articles and 2,500 e-books were loaded, and 1,800 new websites were stored. The KB also houses special collections including: mediaeval and modern manuscripts, old and rare books, pamphlets, book bindings, marbled papers and books on the history of paper, chess and draughts, newspapers, cookery books and children’s books.