Related project Open Images
Contact persons Harry van Biessum
Content type Newsreels Polygoon
Media type Video Metadata


The Sound and Vision dataset on Open Images contains more than 3000 videos. It consists of Polygoon newsreels and some other films from the 20th century. The videos cover a broad range of Dutch (news) topics, such as art, culture, transportation, health, education, nature, politics, sports, pets, fashion and curiosa. The metadata is provided in Dutch and English.

Open Images also contains datasets from other providers and content (mostly remixes) added by users. Access to the material on Open Images is provided under the Creative Commons licensing model.

The Sound and Vision dataset on Open Images is downloadable via the Open Images OAI-PMH provider. The dataset is also available via the Europeana API.