Gottmer Uitgevers Groep


Welcome to Gottmer Foreign Rights


Hello and welcome to our renewed foreign rights website! In the coming months, we will be expanding our online database, with the ultimate goal of presenting all titles that are available for foreign language editions. For now, we have made a selection of our absolute highlights, which you can find in the menu on the left side of this page.



Gottmer Publishing Group was established in 1940 by printer Jan Hendrik Gottmer. More than 75 years later we have grown into a dynamic, versatile and modern concern with a well-established and distinguished publisher’s list.



We publish a broad spectrum under a variety of imprints: 

-          Gottmer – children’s and juvenile books

-          Becht – cookery & crafts

-          Altamira – body, mind & spirit

-          Dominicus – travel guides

-          Hollandia – nautical books


We hope you will enjoy browsing this website and look forward to hearing from you! 


With best wishes,


Your Foreign Rights Team


Ingrid van der Mooren & Renée Ferment



Ted van Lieshout shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award

Ted van Lieshout Hans Christian Andersen Award
Author Ted van Lieshout has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children's books. The winners of the Award will be announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Children's Book Fair on 4 April 2016.

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Netherlands and Flanders Guests of Honour at Frankfurt 2016

Netherlands and Flanders Frankfurt 2016
The Netherlands and Flanders will jointly present themselves as guests of honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse of 2016: the publishing industry’s most important international book fair. The fair will be held from October 19th to 23th.

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Dead Normal wins Golden Pencil 2015

Dead Normal Golden Pencil 2015Last night, at the annual Dutch Children’s Book Ball, the Gouden Griffel (Golden Slate Pencil) for best literary children’s book of the year was awarded to Bette Westera for her magnificent poetry book Doodgewoon (Dead Normal). Earlier this year, the book was also awarded a Vlag & Wimpel (Honourary Mention) by the Paintbrush Jury for its extraordinary illustrations by Sylvia Weve and the Woutertje Pieterse Prize for best children’s book of the year.

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