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Quest (Dutch magazine)

In this article we are going to analyze Quest (Dutch magazine) from different perspectives, with the aim of understanding its importance in today's society. Quest (Dutch magazine) has captured the attention of experts and scholars due to its relevance in various fields, from economics to popular culture. Over the years, Quest (Dutch magazine) has been the subject of debate and analysis by academics, activists, and even political leaders. In this sense, it is essential to explore the different facets of Quest (Dutch magazine) to understand its impact on our environment, as well as the implications it has for the future.

Managing Editor (due to absence of Editor-in-chief)Maartje de Gruyter
Former editors
  • Karlijn van Overbeek (2004–2010)
  • Thomas Hendriks (2010–2017)
  • Sanne Groot Koerkamp (2017–2020)
  • Philip Fontani (2020–2022)
  • Lyn Kuyper (2022–2023)
CategoriesPopular science magazine
PublisherHearst Netherlands
First issue1 February 2004 (2004-02-01)
CompanyHearst Corporation
Based inDiemen

Quest is a monthly popular science magazine published in Diemen, Netherlands.

History and profile

Quest was launched in February 2004. The magazine was part of Gruner + Jahr and is published by G+J Uitgevers on a monthly basis.

The headquarters of the magazine is in Diemen. The magazine features articles on science and technology with a special reference to nature, health, psychology and history. Target audience of the magazine is people between 20 and 49 years of age. The monthly has several special supplements, Quest Psychologie, Quest Historie, Quest Image and Quest 101.

Karlijn van Overbeek served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine until her death in 2010. Then Thomas Hendriks was appointed to the post.

The magazine is also distributed in Belgium. In 2011 the English version of Quest was launched by Gruner + Jahr in South Africa with the same name. The magazine is published on a bimonthly basis there.

Quest has won the Mercur Magazine Award several times since its start in 2004. The magazine received the award in 2004, in 2007 and in 2009. It was named as the Launch of the Year 2004 and the Magazine of the Year for 2010.


In 2010 Quest had a circulation of 198,270 copies. Its circulation was 183,348 copies in 2011 and 178,274 copies in 2012. During the second quarter of 2014 the circulation of the magazine was 155,653 copies.


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