The Basisbibliotheek (canon of Dutch literature) comprises a list of 1000 works of Dutch Literature culturally important to the cultural heritage of the Low Countries, and is published on the DBNL. Several of these works are lists themselves; such as early dictionaries, lists of songs, recipes, biographies or encyclopedic compilations of information such as mathematical, scientific, medical or plant reference books. Other items include early translations of literature from other countries, history books, and first-hand diaries and published correspondence. Notable original works can be found by author name.
What follows is the list of the first 500 works, leading up to the early 20th century.
Dutch Golden Age
20th century (up to 1930s)
For the rest of the 20th century and works from the 21st century, see the second half of the list.
- "1000 sleutelteksten uit de cultuurgeschiedenis van de Lage Landen". Dbnl.org. 1940-11-26. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- D'Heere, Lucas (29 July 2017). "Den hof ende boomgaert der poesien, inhoudende menigherley soorten van poetijckelijcke blommen: dat is verscheyden materien, gheestelijcke, amoureuse, boerdighe &c. Oock diversche schoon sententien, inventien ende manieren van dichten [...]". by David VVachtendonck, voor Danel de Keyser[...] – via Google Books.