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Dutch is in the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family and is spoken by around 16 million people in the Netherlands (Holland ), the northern half of Belgium (Flanders). You can also find Dutch speakers in Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Germany, and many other countries and areas around the world. To learn more about the Dutch language, Click Here. 

To hear the 1st paragraph of the 1st book, Click Here.

The Dutch Harry Potter books have been around almost as long as Harry Potter. The translation came in 1998 and was published by de Harmonie/Standaard. The 1st edition Dutch bears wonderfully original cover art, as do the later editions as well. The books were first released in softcover, with the hardcover being introduced in 2001, with the release of book 4. As with some of the earlier Potter translations, there are Pre-movie Dutch books for the 1st 3 books. They can still be found somewhat easily for a reasonable price.

The 1st edition Dutch books were unusually 1st published in softcover. As mentioned above, pre-movie (books published before the 1st movie was made AND don't have the standard "Harry Potter font" found on most other Potter books around the world) so exist for books 1 - 3 and are still somewhat easily found. Of the Potter translations, Dutch 1st editions are among some of the more common. 

1st Edition

Pre-movie

Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

ISBN: 9789076174082

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Editon Pre-Movie Philosopher's Stone Book 1

Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer

ISBN: 9789076174129

Harry Potter 1st Edition Later Print Chamber of Secrets Book 2

Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban

ISBN: 9789076174143

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition PreMovie Prisoner of Azkaban Book 3

Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

ISBN: 9789076174082

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Later Print Philosopher's Stone Book 1

Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker

ISBN: 9789076174198

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Goblet of Fire Book 4

Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks

ISBN: 9789061697008

Harry Potter, Dutch, Order of the Phoenix Book 5

Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins

ISBN: 9789061697664

Harry Potter 1st Edition Dutch Half Blood Prince Book 6

Harry Potter en de Relieken van de Dood

ISBN: 9789061698319

The 1st hardcover Dutch Harry Potter book was not published until 2001, which is also when the Dutch 1st edition of Goblet of Fire was released. The hardcover books are made much more nicely than the softcover 1st editions and feature a ribbon bookmark. 

ISBN: 9789076174105

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Hardcover Philosopher's Stone Book 1

ISBN: 9789076174112

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ISBN: 9789076174181

ISBN: 9789061697015

The Dutch Pocket Editions are fabulous and offer a wonderful and unique set of cover art. Like the above editions, these were also published by de Harmonie. I believe these were first published in 2013. They aren't too hard to find and make their way frequently to the US online marketplace. These are softcover and books 1 - 7 are available.

ISBN: 9789061699767

Dutch Pocket Edition Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

ISBN: 9789061699774

Dutch Pocket Edition of Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer

ISBN: 9789061699781

Dutch Pocket Edition, Harry Potter and Prisone of Azkaban, Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban

ISBN: 9789061699828

Dutch Harry Potter and the Gobet of Fire, Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker

ISBN: 9789061699804

Dutch Pocket Edition Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks

ISBN: 9789061699811

Dutch Pockt Edition, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins

ISBN: 9789061699828

Dutch Pocket Edition, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter en de Relieken van de Dood

The 20th Anniversary Box Set of the Dutch books came out in September/August of 2018 to much excitement from Potter bibliophiles around the world wanting to snag the set for their own. The box features original illustrations, which match the lovely covers. The cover art itself comes from the Pocket Editions, which were first published in 2013 (I think). These 20th Anniversary books are only available in a set and not sold individually. The ISBN is 978463360562.

20th Anniversary Dutch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen
20th Anniversary Dutch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer
20th Anniversry Edition, Dutch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban
20th Anniversary Edition Dutch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker
20th Anniverary Edition Dutch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks
20th Anniversary Dutch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins
20th Annversary Dutch Harry Potter and th Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter en de Relieken van de Dood
20th Anniversary Dutch Box Set, ISBN 978943360562
Harry Potter West Frisian 1st Edition

West Frisian, or simply Frisian is a West Germanic language spoken mainly in Friesland. There are roughly 350,00 speakers of this language and is the official language of Friesland. To learn more about this pretty cool language, Click Here. 

Harry Potter is available in West Frisian, but only book 1. This edition was translated by Jetske Bilker and published by Uitgeverij Bornmeer and available only in softcover. Be careful not to confuse this book with the Dutch as the cover art is the same and the titles are similar.

ISBN: 9789056151553; Title: Harry Potter en de stien fan 'e wizen

To hear the 1st paragraph, Click Here.

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