Visit the world’s treasure!

On 18 May, the Erasmus heritage collection was added to the international UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

The collection is the largest Erasmus collection in the world and includes more than 3,000 old books by and about Desiderius Erasmus produced before 1900. These include very rare copies and unique documents, such as Erasmus’ self-written letters, dozens of first editions and many illustrated editions of the ‘Praise of Folly’.

The historical UNESCO collection is kept in a specially air-conditioned depot in the Rotterdam Central Library, together with other heritage collections.

Mark it as one of the things to see when you come to WLIC 2023!