Huub Oosterhuis

Huub Oosterhuis is a priest. Since the late fifties he writes and publishes texts: songs and prayers for a new Dutch liturgy, theological essays, poetry.

Huub Oosterhuis is responsible for a large number of social initiatives: Po√ęzie Hardop (Poetry Out Loud), De Populier (The Poplar, which De Balie emerged) and De Rode Hoed (The Red Hat).

In 1998 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the City of Amsterdam and in 2002 he received an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Amsterdam.