Welcome to the website of World Book Day Netherlands
World Book Day is an international day established
by UN organisation UNESCO in 1995. Every year on
this day in more than a hundred countries attention
is paid to the importance of books and of reading.
Foundation Read to Grow organises World Book Day in
the Netherlands since 2002. Our goal is to shine the
spotlight on the scarcity and the importance of good
books and reading material in the developing
Every year tens of Dutch high schools and
international schools take part in a drive to
collect good English and French language books for
projects in developing countries.