The Dutch PLR scheme is now open.

How it works

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

Important information about claiming  
  • If nothing has changed since your last claim in 2021, there is no need to contact us. We will submit your claim for you.
  • If you have had any books published between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022, please complete the claim form below in this page.
  • So that we can pay you your royalties in early next year, please let us know if your email address or bank details have changed.

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. 

In 2019, we announced a partnership with VG Bild-Kunst to collect and distribute royalties to artists and estates with work published and exhibited in Germany.

Find out more about the German PLR.

How to apply

Complete our Dutch PLR claim form and return it by 5pm, 31 December 2023. 

We aim to pay all eligible claimants in early 2024.

Contact us

If you have a question about Dutch PLR, please email us at or call 020 7780 7580.