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Borrowable collection

A large part of the collection is located in the warehouses and can only be viewed on request (at least one working day in advance). We do this because the IHLIA collection contains rare items that we can safeguard in this way.

Fortunately, IHLIA can lend the following materials in collaboration with the OBA:

Pink Cabinet

For non-fiction you can visit the special pink cabinet on the IHLIA Plaza. You will find the available titles in the OBA catalogue

House of all Languages

In the House of all Languages a special collection of contemporary queer Dutch (original and translated) fiction has been compiled with a lot of attention for other cultures. In addition, a collection of English anthologies from around the world has been added and a Young Adult section.

This collection can be found on the third floor in the lodges. The books can be recognized by the IHLIA sticker.


Visiting address IHLIA
OBA Oosterdok
Oosterdokskade 143, 3rd floor
1011 DL Amsterdam

Tel: 020-5230837

Exhibits on the IHLIA Plaza
Free to visit every day, follow OBA opening times