Collecting the past and present informs and inspires the future

IHLIA is the heritage organisation with a socially relevant and indispensable collection. IHLIA is continuously involved in collecting information about the LGBTI community and making it accessible. LGBTI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexe person.

IHLIA has a prominent collection that documents the history of the LGBTI community. The archive contains collections that are complete to a large extent and it contains several unique key collections and archives of other organizations. The archive in general is considered top quality and has national and international significance.

This archive is IHLIA’s guarantee for preserving the information of yesterday and today for tomorrow: that will keep LGBTI history alive for target groups in the future. Its function as a heritage organisation is to promote the social acceptance of lgbts. IHLIA focuses on LGBTI-related themes with regard to the lives of individuals and the LGBTI community in order to contribute to a balanced image of the entire society and to social well-being.

Anyone can turn to IHLIA for information about homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, and about their history, everyday life and culture.

General information

Annual Reports and Policy Plan

IHLIA is recognized by the tax authorities as a non-profit organization (ANBI), which means that your gift or donation is tax deductible.
Legal entities & collaboration groups Identification Number (RSIN): 809996649

Financial statements 2017
Remuneration Policy and Articles of Association

Executive Board of the IHLIA Foundation

  • Koen Hilberdink (chairperson)
  • Marcel van Steijn (treasurer)
  • Remco van Dam (secretary)
  • Jan Boomgaard
  • Agnes Elling
  • Judith Schuyf

Executive Manager

  • Lonneke van den Hoonaard

Head of Collection & Information Services

  • Jack van der Wel


  • Wilfred van Buuren
  • Berry Feith
  • Jim van Geel
  • Connie van Gils
  • Danny Halim
  • Saskia Hoogervorst
  • Fleur Jacobs
  • Gemma Rameckers
  • Manon Roeper
  • Thea Sibbel
  • Jasper Wiedeman


  • Franklin Cremer
  • Arthur van den Doren
  • Gerrit Groenendijk
  • Marjet van der Heijden
  • Titia Jansen
  • Niels de Konink
  • Daniel Manor
  • Aafke van der Mey
  • Martien Sleutjes
  • Alvaro Villalobos
  • Gert van Vliet

Board of the Friends of IHLIA

  • Josee Rothuizen (chairperson)
  • Marcel van Steijn (treasurer)
  • Werner Zonderop (secretary)
  • Paul Overdijk

IHLIA Committee of Recommendation 

  • Boris Dittrich (former member of the Dutch Lower House, D66)
  • Peter van Eeten (former policy assistant in the Ministry of VWS)
  • Maria Heijne (director of the library of UvA and HvA)
  • Jaap Kloosterman (former director of the International Institute of Social History)
  • Henk Krol (former chief director of Gay Krant)
  • Hans van Manen (choreographer/ photographer)
  • Joyce Outshoorn (professor of women’s studies at University of Leiden)
  • Peter Rehwinkel (former mayor of Groningen)
  • Anne Lize van der Stoel (former chairwoman of the District of Central Amsterdam)
  • Chris van Wijk (former policy assistant at the Ministry of OCW)
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