The Endendijk Collection

A collection of international folk and traditional music is the home of “The Endendijk Collection”, which is a collection of folk and traditional music from Western Europe to Central Asia with a strong emphasis on the Balkan. It includes also recordings from: the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. An overview of the collection can be found under menu item “Collection”. These are mostly commercially produced albums. The collection also includes some recordings recorded during the trips we made.


The sources are for a big part digitized and stored on a server, but still there are 2,000 albums to go. We also have to improve the documentation of the albums. Being collectors, you can imagine, that the collection is still growing by buying new CD's, second hand records and cassettes. The digitizing process is constantly under way. The collection is managed by a database program.

The name "The Endendijk Collection" was given by Prof. Dr. Dimitrije Buzarovski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Music) in a documentary film about our collection, which he produced in 2015 ( We have adopted that name.

Of course, comments, questions, remarks are very welcome. Do not hesitate to contact us (at We hope you will enjoy visiting the site and find useful information. May it give you as much pleasure as it gave us while collecting and sharing our experiences with you.

Annemiek den Uijl and Peter Endendijk
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