Spaarnestad Photo is an independent institution formerly located on the Nasssaulaan in Haarlem, in the Netherlands, whose goal is to preserve around 13 million photos. It was founded in 1985. In 2008, the photographic archives of Spaarnestad Photo were moved to the Nationaal Archief in The Hague. The Spaarnestad Photo archives worked with the Nationaal Archief and Wikipedia to make its archives partly available with Creative Commons licenses. Well over 10,000 photographs from Spaarnestad were placed on Wikimedia Commons between 2010 and 2017.
Ed van Thijn speaking in 2010 on the occasion of the release of Government photos to the public domain