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Workshop Lilian de Bruijn, Famillement Leeuwarden 2018
Workshop Lilian de Bruijn, Famillement Leeuwarden 2018

International visitors

Famillement is the largest family history event in the Netherlands. Every two years, the CBG|Center for family history, in cooperation with a regional or city archive, organizes a day full of activities in the field of family history, for both starting and experienced genealogists. Admission is free.


The venues for the event are the Amsterdam City Archives and the DeLaMar Theater. If you wish, you can travel between both locations on a genuine Amsterdam canal boat. The program includes a variety of interviews, workshops, lectures, guided tours and ‘meet & greet’ sessions with experts. Amongst the topics to be discussed are the latest developments in DNA-research, regional history and migration.

Information market

A recurring element of the Famillement is the information market, where a large number of regional and (inter)national organizations show and explain their activities in the field of genealogy and family history. It offers visitors an opportunity to gather information and exchange experiences and ideas with local and international fellow enthusiasts. There will be stands specialized in DNA research, heraldry and nobility, WWII, German and Flemish genealogy, and the former Dutch colonies in Surinam and Indonesia. And, of course, the CBG|Center for family history itself will be present to inform and assist you during the day.

Plattegrond vaar- en wandelroute Famillement Engels

Map showing the walking route and the route taken by the canal boat during Famillement 2022 on June 25th. Design: PronkStudio


The CBG|Center for family history is a non-profit organization. Famillement, a free event, is made possible with the support of sponsors and crowdfunding initiatives. We are very happy with every donation, large or small, to help us continue to inspire and help many people interested in finding their roots, and creating a pleasant environment for them to meet.

If you would like to contribute as well, please contact us by sending an e-mail to famillement@cbg.nl, stating ‘Financial support’ in the subject line.


For questions about PR, particulars of the program, the use of files, imagery or footage, photographing or filming activities, please contact Monique Zwart via famillement@cbg.nl or call +31 06 2842 6650.