Foreign rights

About Em. Querido’s Kinderboekenuitgeverij

Querido was founded by Emanuel Querido in 1915, and has been publishing children’s books since 1971, specializing in picture books, quality fiction for all age groups. Em. Querido’s Kinderboekenuitgeverij publishes 50 to 60 new titles yearly, mostly by Dutch and Flemish authors (80% of the books on the listwere written in Dutch). Among them are many award winning and classic writers, like Annie M.G. Schmidt, Guus Kuijer, Toon Tellegen, Bart Moeyaert, Simon van der Geest and Marjolijn Hof. Foreign authors and illustrators whose work has recently been published by Em. Querido’s Kinderboekenuitgeverij are Timothée de Fombelle, Cornelia Funke, Aidan Chambers, Shaun Tan, Rebecca Stead and Marianne Dubuc.

Rights & Licenses
Wibautstraat 133
1097 DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Luciënne van der Leije, Senior Foreign Rights Manager
Phone: +31 20 55 11 262

Translation grants Dutch authors and illustrators

Foreign publishers wishing to publish translations of children’s books by Em. Querido’s Kinderboekenuitgeverij may apply for a subsidy towards the translation costs. The Dutch Foundation for Literature exists to promote interest in Dutch-language literature abroad. Further information and an application form are to be found on

Contact details for the Dutch Foundation for Literature:
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89
1018 VR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Agnes Vogt,
Phone: 31 (0)20 520 73 00
Fax: +31 (0)20 520 73 99

Translation grants Flemish authors and illustrators

The Flemish Literature Fund (FLF) awards subsidies to foreign publishers for the translation of literary works by Flemish authors. For illustrated children’s books there’s a special subsidy that covers a proportion of the costs of the production, the promotion and the distribution.
Further information and an application form are to be found on

Contact details for the Flemish Literature Fund:

Flemish Literature Fund (FLF)
Generaal Van Merlenstraat 30
2600 Berchem – Antwerp

Lien Devos,
Elise Vanoosthuyse,
Phone: +32 3 270 31 61
Fax: +32 3 270 31 67

Download here the rights guide for Querido Children’s books 2017