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Governing the Narcotic City

Narcotic City Archive Opening Event

Vrijpaleis · Paleisstraat 107 · Amsterdam
October 29, 2021, 20:00
Governing the Narcotic City

Join us in celebrating the opening of the Narcotic City Archive!

(Entrance is free of charge but we kindly ask you to register because space is limited. If you want to join us, please send an email to

The open access Narcotic City Archive collects and preserves the heritage of substance use and many associated social, cultural, economic, and political issues. Discover items, collections, and stories during the opening event and meet the people who initiated it.

We present the mission of the archive; content samples; and a mini-biopic of Truus Oldenburg, ex-heroin user from Amsterdam.

Expand the archive yourself by adding historical documents, pictures, memories, videos, etc. What do you want to be preserved about drug use and drug history in Amsterdam?

Do you have a unique object, magazine, button, sticker, or flyer that you want to share with us? If that is the case, please bring the object with you. We can scan and photograph objects and material on the spot, or inform on you how to donate to the archive in the future.

Published on October 22nd, 2021.