The Dutch PLR scheme is now open for applications until Friday 17 November 2017.

To be eligible, your work must have been published in a UK book which has been translated into Dutch and published in the Netherlands. 

How to apply

If you are applying for Dutch PLR for the first time, please register your interest by emailing

All past claimants have now been contacted with details of how to apply.

Royalty payments

We aim to pay all eligible applicants by the end of the year. 

Continuation of Dutch PLR scheme

The PLR revenue DACS receives from the Netherlands has been declining due to libraries lending less books and the closure of many small libraries throughout the region. As the receipt of future PLR revenue is not ensured, we cannot guarantee the scheme will continue to run annually.

To counter this, DACS is continuing to research other territories where we believe there may be lending revenues being generated for you and are putting together guidance on how you can claim any royalties you might be due, particularly in France and Germany.

Last updated: 23 October 2017