Holland (publisher)

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Not to be confused with Holland Publishing.
Warehouse and office of Holland on the canal Herengracht 149 in Amsterdam, March 1964. Nr. 149 is the "light" building, some roles of carton are pulled up.

Holland (publisher) (Uitgeverij Holland) is an independent Dutch publishing house of books for children and books for adults, founded in 1921[1] by Jan Bernhard van Ulzen in Amsterdam.

From 1921 until 1951[edit]

After having worked a few years as a sales representative for several publishing houses Jan Berhard van Ulzen established his own publishing business at his home address. The first publications were financed by his wife who had been a successful fashion cutter in Paris. After a few years the business could be located on the canal Herengracht in Amsterdam. In these years Holland specialized in social, Christian publications by original Dutch writers. A few translations were published, for instants (1937) Søren Kierkegaard,[2] (1951) Pär Lagerkvist,[3] and (1940) Denis de Rougemont.[4] Next to books Holland also published a Christian literary magazine called Opwaartsche Wegen,[5] which was published for 17 years.[6] Poetry was published since 1950 in a series called De Windroos[7]

From 1951 until 1981[edit]

Warehouse and office of Holland on the river Spaarne in Haarlem

In 1951 Jan Bernhard van Ulzen was assisted by his son Rolf van Ulzen, who succeeded in the late sixties of the previous century. As Rolf van Ulzen had started to participate in large international co-productions for encyclopaedia’s and fairy tales, the location for office and warehouse in Amsterdam was no longer suitable. The lofts on the Herengracht were not strong enough to bear the weight of heavy books. The building in Haarlem was more suitable with storage possibilities on the ground floor.

In 1955 (Bonte Boekjes series)[8] he started with children’s book. For these scripts he asked poets as he thought the imagination for poetry must be the same as for children’s books.[9] Important writers of these days were Hans Andreus,[10] Paul Biegel,[11] Mies Bouhuys (nl),[12] Mieke van Hooft (nl)[13] and Harriet Laurey (nl).[14]

From 1981 until today[edit]

In 1981 Rolf van Ulzen was assisted by his son Ruurt van Ulzen,[15] who succeeded in 1987. The children’s books were expanded by new Dutch authors, such as:

Translated children's book writers[edit]

From several foreign children’s book writers translations were made, such as:

From English[edit]

From German[edit]


Classics like Greek- and Roman Myths by Gustav Schwab,[55] Tales of Shakespeare[56] by Charles Lamb[57] and Mary Lamb and small biographies of famous philosophers by Paul Strathern[58] were published in Dutch translation.


  1. ^ Kamer van Koophandel / Amsterdam / Haarlem, Chamber of Commerce;[1];
  2. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Kierkegaard". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Lagerkvist". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications,Rougemont". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications Opwaartsche Wegen". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Digitale bibliotheek van de Nederlandse Letteren". Dbnl.org. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  7. ^ "Antigbook.info". Antiqbook.info. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications Bonte Boekjes". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  9. ^ In Memoriam Rolf van Ulzen by Paul Biegel
  10. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications Andreus". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Biegel". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  12. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications,Bouhuys". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications,Hooft". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  14. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications,Laurey". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  15. ^ Boekenwereld, Jaargang 19, nummer 1, oktober 2002
  16. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Dubelaar". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  17. ^ "website Uitgeverij Holland, Geldof". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  18. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Goverde". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  19. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Grootel". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  20. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Hardeman". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  21. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Huizing". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  22. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Kerkwijk". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  23. ^ "Website Uitgeverij Holland, Smit". Uitgeverijholland.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  24. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Aiken". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  25. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Bosse". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  26. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Cooper". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  27. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Crew". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  28. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, O'Dell". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  29. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Fox". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  30. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Hendry". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  31. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Hunter". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  32. ^ "Depot Dutch Publications, Kemp". Opc4.kb.nl. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  33. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Mayfield
  34. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Norton
  35. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Paterson
  36. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Paterson
  37. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Speare
  38. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Storr
  39. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Taylor
  40. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Taylor, Sean
  41. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Bruckner
  42. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Fähermann
  43. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Fuchs
  44. ^ Boekbalie, Fulcher[dead link]
  45. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Michiels
  46. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Mebs
  47. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Moskin
  48. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Röhrig
  49. ^ Boekbale Sommer-Bodenburg[dead link]
  50. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Uebe
  51. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Druon
  52. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Gripe
  53. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Hauger
  54. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Lindquist
  55. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Schwab
  56. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Shakespeare
  57. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Lamb, Charles
  58. ^ Depot Dutch Publications, Strathern


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