Vondel Prize (Dutch)

The Vondel Prize is a biennial award of €5000 for translation into English of full length Dutch language works of literary merit and general interest.

Named after the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century, Joost van den Vondel, the prize was first awarded in 1996 and is sponsored by the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.

The winner of the 2019 Vondel Prize was Michele Hutchison for a translation of Stage Four by Sander Kollaard (Amazon Crossing)

Important information

  • No unsolicited submissions are accepted.
  • Awards are given once every two years.
  • The next prize will run in 2021 and will be presented in 2022.
  • Entries must be translations from the Dutch into English.