Mapping Netherlands: Literature

This mapping provides a brief overview of Dutch literature.
Herman Koch, Dutch author of The Dinner (2009) and Summer House with Swimming Pool (2011)

Its starting point is the basic infrastructure, the structural funding system of the Dutch Ministry of Culture.

You will find basic information on funding and policy institutions, research and education facilities, as well as selected organizations that produce and disseminate literature.

Dutch literature has a long and interesting history and an extremely varied array of works in all genres for a language with only 23 million native speakers. There are successful novelists that are widely read internationally – especially in the German speaking realm, but also popular non-fiction and excellent scholarly work. A feature that sets Dutch literature apart is its exquisite range of works for children and you