Famous Novelists from the Netherlands

List of notable or famous novelists from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in the Netherlands and even some popular novelists who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from the Netherlands is included when available.

A list made up of people like Jacob Israël de Haan and Gerard Reve.

This historic novelists from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from the Netherlands?" These prominent novelists of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch novelists.

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    • Birthplace: Netherlands
    Adrianus Franciscus Theodorus van der Heijden (born 15 October 1951, Geldrop) is a Dutch writer. Van der Heijden initially studied psychology and philosophy in Nijmegen. After moving to Amsterdam he ...more
  • Aagje Deken
    Dec. at 62 (1741-1804)
    • Birthplace: Amstelveen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Agatha ("Aagje") Deken (Nieuwer-Amstel, 1741 – The Hague, 14 November 1804) was a Dutch writer. Agatha Deken was born in 1741. In 1745 her parents died and she went to live in the 'Oranje Appel' ...more
    • Birthplace: Netherlands
    Albert Hagenaars is an award-winning Dutch author and poet. Some of his poetry collections are: Stadskoorts, Spertijd and Curfew, Intriges, Tropendrift / Tropical Drift and Drijfjacht. His novels are ...more
  • Antoon Coolen
    Dec. at 64 (1897-1961)
    Antoon Coolen (April 17, 1897 - November 9, 1961) was a well-known Dutch writer of novels. He wrote the Boekenweekgeschenk for the Boekenweek of 1947 and a novel that was part of the ...more
  • Aristide von Bienefeldt (24 October 1959, Rozenburg – 15 January 2016) was the pen name of the Dutch novelist Rijk de Jong.Von Bienefeldt's first novel - Bekentenissen van een Stamhouder ...more
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Arnon Yasha Yves Grunberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑrnɔn ˈjɑʃaː iːv ˈɣrʏnbɛrx]; born 22 February 1971) is a Dutch writer of novels, essays, and columns, as well as a journalist. He wrote some of his ...more