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; 20 years ago (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.[1][2] The magazine was part of Gruner + Jahr[3] and is published by G+J Uitgevers on a monthly basis.[2]

The headquarters of the magazine is in Diemen.[4] The magazine features articles on science and technology with a special reference to nature, health, psychology and history.[4] Target audience of the magazine is people between 20 and 49 years of age.[2][4] The monthly has several special supplements, Quest Psychologie, Quest Historie, Quest Image and Quest 101.[5]

Karlijn van Overbeek served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine[2] until her death in 2010. Then Thomas Hendriks was appointed to the post.

The magazine is also distributed in Belgium.[5] In 2011 the English version of Quest was launched by Gruner + Jahr in South Africa with the same name.[3] The magazine is published on a bimonthly basis there.[3]

Quest has won the Mercur Magazine Award several times since its start in 2004.[2] The magazine received the award in 2004, in 2007 and in 2009. It was named as the Launch of the Year 2004[1] and the Magazine of the Year for 2010.[2]



In 2010 Quest had a circulation of 198,270 copies.[6] Its circulation was 183,348 copies in 2011 and 178,274 copies in 2012.[6] During the second quarter of 2014 the circulation of the magazine was 155,653 copies.[5]


  1. ^ a b "G+J Netherlands: QUEST Magazine Pronounced "Launch of the Year"". G+J. Hamburg. 12 December 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Quest wins 'Magazine of the Year' award". Publicitas. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Gruner + Jahr launches QUEST magazine". Publicitas. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Quest factsheet". Publicitas. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Factsheet 2015. Quest" (PDF). G+J Uitgevers. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Top 50 Magazines". IFABC. 30 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.