Reference Works

Amsterdam University Press publishes several reference works, as online databases, websites and books. Here you will find an overview.

On this page you will find information about:

  • Dutch Etymological Dictionary, the website
  • Justiz und NS-Verbrechen, the series and the website
  • Dictionary Latin Dutch, the website

Dutch Etymological Dictionary

The Dutch Etymological Dictionary (Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands) traces the meaning of over 14,000 Dutch words back to their origin and development. Based on the latest research conducted for this publication, the dictionary is the new standard for Dutch linguistic studies. The Dutch Etymological Dictionary is available online on The website comprises all the most recent entries and is accessible for licensees only. 

As of 1 January 2022 the prices for the license are:

Individual: € 64.99 a year (incl. vat)
Institute: € 262.99 a year (excl. vat)

For subscriptions, please mail to

Justiz und NS-Verbrechen

‘Justiz und NS-Verbrechen’ is a collection of post-war trial judgments by German courts concerning Nazi crimes. The project began in the 1960s under the supervision of Prof. Dr. C.F. Rüter at the Institute of Criminal Law of the University of Amsterdam and was completed in 2012. The book series consists of 49 volumes with West-German judgments (‘Justiz und NS-Verbrechen’), as well as of 14 volumes with East-German judgments (‘DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen’).

This vast and unique collection of sources, consisting of some 50.000 pages, documents in great detail the judicial reaction of the two post-war German states to the most serious crimes of the Nazi state.

The series in brief

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Highly diverse in nature and scope, the cases tried by the German courts collectively cover the entire range of National-Socialist crimes, from single denunciations to the mass murder policies carried out in Germany’s ‘euthanasia’ centers and in the Eastern European extermination centers and ghettos.

Correspondingly diverse is the category of defendants in these cases, ranging from simple concentration camp guards and other subordinate officials or private individuals up to leading representatives and Schreibtischtäter of the Nazi state.

A detailed overview of the various criminal cases and trials, as well as of the contents of the 63 volumes can be found at the website of the project ‘Justiz und NS-Verbrechen’, can be accessed here.

There is now an online edition of the collection of court judgments, allowing for systematic study of the key aspects of the way the two German states handled the criminal legacy of the Nazi state. For more information on how to obtain the books and/or a license for this online edition, please visit:

This online edition is available in Open Access. For more information, please send an email 

If you have any questions concerning the project ‘Justiz und NS-Verbrechen’, please contact series editor Dr. D.W. de Mildt:

The famous Latin-Dutch dictionary in a completely revised seventh edition is also available online. The dictionary features entries with irregular forms with redirections for the reader, a grammar appendix, a detailed list of abbreviations found in entries, a broad vocabulary based on classical texts as well as medical, legal and ecclesiastical documents, and suggestions for translation based on the different contexts in which the word can be found. The website offers a fully searchable online version of the content.

The website is accessible for licensees only. As of 1 January 2022 the prices for the license are:

Individual: € 51.99 a year (incl. vat)
Institute: € 262.99 a year (excl. vat)
With the purchase of a new print dictionary, customers receive three years of free access to the online edition. An access code is included at the beginning of the book.

For subscriptions, please mail to