The Gouden Griffel (golden slate pencil) is one of Holland’s top youth literature awards and gives the prize-winner €5,000. The name comes from the phrase ‘tien met een griffel’ (10 out of 10 and a slate pencil) which harks back to the early days of education when children who did particularly well at school were given a new pencil as a reward. While slate pencils are quaintly old-fashioned, it’s unlikely that ‘Golden Laptop’ would catch on.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation