The Amsterdam City Archives (the largest in the world), located in historic building De Bazel is housing a historical topographical collection with millions of maps, drawings and pictures, a library and extensive audio, film and photo archives. All these archives show how today’s city was made in the past by organizing intriguing activities (guided tours, arranged in advance), temporary & permanent exhibitions. Start december 7th - The Private World of Rembrandt - Tales of love, money and art. The exhibition tells the personal story of the greatest painter in the history of the Netherlands. Amsterdam city archives manages a large proportion of documents, witch relate to his work, clients, wives, lovers, children and financial difficulties. Permanent: The treasury chamber. In the cozy areas are showcases and also filing cabinets with documents, archaeological artifects and photo's. A visit brings you very close to the people who witnessed crucial moments in the history of Amsterdam.