About us

About us

Lemniscaat is one of the oldest and most well known children's book publishers in Holland. Founded in 1963 and still independent today, Lemniscaat represents a unique, high quality list of authors and illustrators.

Lemniscaat publishes a rich and internationally appealing collection. Award winning fiction and picture books reflect the colourful and inspiring international heritage the Dutch, at the crossroads of Europe, are famous for. A strong list of beautiful and engaging books for all ages. The wide variety of authors and illustrators published at Lemniscaat are rewarded nationally and internationally for their high quality work.

Our authors and illustrators are inspired by artists from all over the world. The Lemniscaat list is not a typical Dutch list, it is a reflection of the colourful European heritage. Our illustrators are inspired by great artists as Van Gogh, Seurat, Vermeer, Mirò and Picasso. Through picture books, Lemniscaat opens the doors to this enchanting rich European culture.
Lemniscaat is an internationally established publisher, selling rights to a broad range of publishers worldwide and also buying them from all over the world. Throughout the years, unique publishing relationships have been established to widespread the Lemniscaat list beyond borders.


For more titles, please check out our catalogues:

the best of the best

2018: Spring- Bologna: view catalogue
2017: Fall - Frankfurt: view catalogue
2017: Spring - Bologna: view catalogue

For more information, please contact Sascha Duijvestijn at

Lemniscaat Publishers
P.O. Box 4066
3006 AB Rotterdam
The Netherlands
t: +31 10 2062924
m: +31 6 3040 7816
fax: +31 10 4141560


The following agencies are representing our list in the following countries and language territories:


Kalem Agency
Göksun Bayraktar
Asmalimescit Mahallesi
Sehbender Sokak No.18/6
Beyoglu 34430 


Japan UNI Agency, Inc.
Tokyodo-Jinbocho No.2 Bldg, 5F
1-27 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-0051, Japan
Tel: 81-3-3295-0301
Fax: 81-3-3294-5173


Tomorrow Publishing House (simplified characters)
19 Wanshou Road


Lemniscaat has decided to work with one agency on exclusive base when it concerns fiction titles, and with one agency on exclusive base when it concerns picture books in Korea. We prefer to work with one agency because in this way we can better keep track of our titles and our needs.

Momo Agency
Geenie Han/Literary Agent
102 - #804 BlenHeim APT
517 Mangwon 2 Dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul 121-232, Korea

Tel : 82-(0)2-337-8606
Fax : 82-(0)2-337-8702
Mobile : 82-(0)10-9081-9865
e-mail : geeniehan@mmagency.co.kr

BC Agency

Camille PARK
add 5F Sunghwa B/D,
Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul 121-841 Korea

tel +82 2 3143 2896
fax +82 2 3143 2833


Grayhawk Agency (fiction, nonfiction)
309-51 Seongsan-ro, Seodaemun-gu
SEOUL 03706

UK/English language worldwide (Picture books)

Lemniscaat Ltd.
Kemp House
152-160 City Road