NN Historical Collection

The History Department at NN Group preserves and provides access to records and permanent items of  historic importance of our more than 170 years of history. The collection contains archives, advertising materials, objects and photos. We are pleased to offer you a selection of articles of some of the more remarkable items in our collection.

One such object is an influential book about Life Annuities, dated 1671 and written by Johan de Witt, scientist and the Dutch prime minister of the time.  His was the first mathematical approach to include chance and probability, which he applied to the insurance business. There is also more about Hendrik Berlage,  our ‘house architect’ for about 30 years who designed several innovative buildings for a predecessor of NN Group. Also on hand is a monumental fire hose book (1690), including beautiful engravings,  from Jan van der Heyden which includes an overview of the fires in Amsterdam since 1651.

Contact our History Department for more about our heritage and historical collection: history@nn-group.com