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The Tollens-Fonds ("Tollens foundation)" is a Dutch organization named for poet Hendrik Tollens (1780–1856). The organization awards a notable literary prize, the Tollens Prize and till 2008 also the Jacobson Prize.

Hendrik Tollens Dutch poet

Henricus Franciscus Caroluszoon (Hendrik) Tollens was a Dutch poet best known for Wien Neêrlands Bloed, the national anthem of the Netherlands between 1815 and 1932.


Tollens Prize

The Tollens Prize (Dutch : Tollensprijs) is an quinquennial award in the Netherlands designed to provide a five prominent literary honor. The prize is awarded for a body of work that, in the opinion of the jury, had the highest literary value in the preceding five years.

Dutch language West Germanic language

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The award, established by the Board of Tollensfonds in 1902, is called the Tollensprijs since 1925. It was named after the poet Hendrik Tollens (1780–1856).


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Marten Toonder was a Dutch comic strip creator, born in Rotterdam. He was probably the most successful comic artist in the Netherlands and had a great influence on the Dutch language by introducing new words and expressions. He is most famous for his series Tom Puss and Panda.

Jacobson award

Named for Jos. Jacobson, this award is given every three years to an "elderly" writer or critic, often for their entire oeuvre. [1]


Carel Peeters is one of the leading Dutch literary critics and since 1973 a writer and editor at Vrij Nederland.

Elisabeth Augustin was a German-Dutch writer.

Jan de Hartog Dutch author

Jan de Hartog was a Dutch playwright, novelist and occasional social critic who moved to the United States in the early 1960s and became a Quaker.

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  1. "Literaire prijzen" (in Dutch). Nederlands Letterkundig Museum . Retrieved 24 May 2014.