Until October 29 2023

Annet Schaap – In the Picture

Annet Schaap is a big name in the world of Dutch children’s books. She is the beloved illustrator of the cheerful and distinctive characters in the Hoe overleef ik? (How to Survive) series by Francine Oomen, the Mr. Jaap books by Jacques Vriens, and the Superjuffie (Super Teacher) series by Janneke Schotveld. All in all, she has illustrated more than 250 books, including her own work, such as the internationally acclaimed Lampie and the Children of the Sea.

Schaap recently donated her original illustrations to the museum. A selection of about 80 original works can now be seen in an exhibition. It’s clear that she has a talent for depicting emotions and attitudes and that her various techniques contribute tremendously to the story’s atmosphere. Have a look and let yourself be carried away by the narrative power of Annet Schaap!


‘I love reading, I love books, I love telling stories. I love paper and ink. I love being alone and sitting at my table.’

Recommended age: 7+