Netherlands - Dutch

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.

Pre-Movie Difficulty - to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

Later Print Difficulty - to -Find rating: 5, Not Too Common

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Pre-movie

Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

789076174082

Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

Harry Potter en de Geheime Kamer

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Later Print Philosopher's Stone Book 1
Harry Potter 1st Edition Later Print Chamber of Secrets Book 2

9789076174082

9789076174129

Harry Potter en de Gevangene van Azkaban

Pre-movie

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

9789076174143

Harry Potter en de Vuurbeker

Harry Potter Dutch 1st Edition Goblet of Fire Book 4

9789076174198

Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks

Harry Potter, Dutch, Order of the Phoenix Book 5

9789061697008

Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins

Harry Potter 1st Edition Dutch Half Blood Prince Book 6

9789061697664

Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen

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

9789076174105

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

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. 

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

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

9789061699767

9789061699774

9789061699781

9789061699828

9789061699804

9789061699811

9789061699828

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.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 7, Somewhat Hard

ISBN: 9789463360562

Harry Potter West Frisian 1st Edition

1st Edition West Frisian Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Uitgeverij Bornmeer. This cool book is one I'm still quite happy to have as West Frisian is a language I don't now much about and would love to learn. The cover art matches that of the Dutch translation and the title is quite similar as well, making the two books easily confused. So, when purchasing, make sure you double check the ISBN(s) provided to make sure you get the book you want :)

Title: Harry Potter en de Stien fan 'e Wizen
ISBN: 9789056151553
Translator: Jetske Bilker
Format: Softcover

Notes: No hardcover; only book 1 published.


Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common

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